Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO)

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The Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CAN-DO) is the downtown neighborhood association. Here you will find Salem’s Downtown Historic District, tree-lined streets, the Historic Elsinore Theater, shopping malls, and a variety of eateries. It also includes state offices, City Hall, Salem Hospital, and Oregon’s State Capitol.

If you live, work or own property in downtown Salem, you are a member of CANDO. To find out how you can be an active member in our neighborhood, attend a meeting or contact the chair.

​Your City Councilors

Cara Kaser[email protected]Ward 1

About your neighborhood

Police district: 7

Parks: Marion Square, Pringle Park & Community Hall, Riverfront, Waldo (one of the smallest park in the world), and portions of Minto-Brown Island Park

Schools: Willamette University

Meetings

Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday, 6 p.m. at 685 Marion ST NE, Salem OR 97301. See the calendar for specific dates. 

Calendar
Nov. 20
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Nov. 22
Thanksgiving - Some City offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Nov. 23
Thanksgiving - Some City offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Dec. 18
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Dec. 25
Christmas
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​Agendas and minutes

central-area-neighborhood-association-development-organization-agenda-2018-10-16.pdf10/16/201840 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organization-agenda-2018-09-18.pdf9/18/201840 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organization-minutes-2018-09-18.pdf9/18/2018121 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organization-agenda-2018-08-21.pdf8/21/201840 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organization-minutes-2018-08-21.pdf8/21/2018119 KB
downtown-homeless-task-force-agenda-2018-08-01.pdf8/1/2018848 KB
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​Documents

ZC18-01 Hearing Notice Hearing Notice10/24/20181945 KB
HIS16-34MOD2 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice9/20/2018649 KB
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization BylawsDocument8/21/2018191 KB
HIS18-24 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice8/16/20181534 KB
HIS18-23 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice8/16/20182003 KB
DR-SPR-ADJ-DAP-18-03 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice8/14/20187257 KB
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If you want to speak at a neighborhood association meeting, contact the chair.

Contact us

Neal KernChair
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Irma DowdNeighborhood Services Coordinator
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