Located at the north end of downtown Salem, Grant Neighborhood borders the Capitol Mall and encompasses a beautiful, historic part of Salem. Nearly all of our homes and buildings date to between about 1900 and 1940. Grant was the first to be designated a Heritage Neighborhood by the Salem Historic Landmarks Commission. We have one neighborhood park, Grant Park, which is adjacent to Grant Community School. Grant Community School is a dual language immersion school for pre-K through 5th grade. The Grant Neighborhood Association was founded February 2, 1976 and encompasses the smallest area of any of the nineteen Salem Neighborhoods.

Learn more about Salem history and Grant Neighborhood including a walking tour at SHINE- Salem Heritage


  1. Preserve Single Family Housing

  2. Maintain the Historical Character of Our Neighborhood

  3. Support Local Businesses

  4. Improve Traffic Safety

  5. Provide Stewardship of Grant Park

  6. Champion the North Downtown Plan

  7. Enhance Our Relationship with Grant Community School

  8. Promote Neighborhood Safety & Livability

  9. Monitor Vacant Properties

  10. Increase Participation in the Neighborhood Association

2022 BOARD

Sam Skillern, Co-Chair — Cottage Street

Aaron Terpening , Co-Chair — Church Street
Jeanne Boatwright, Secretary — D Street

Paul Tigan, Land Use Chair — Church Street
Susan Napack, Communications/OutreachSummer Street

Mark DeCoursey - Shipping Street
Tim France — Gaines Street

Christopher Hackett — Summer Street

Lola Hackett — Summer Street

Tina Hansen — Broadway Street

Cynthia Kavanagh — D Street

Elliott Lapinel — Gaines Street
Nick Maselli —Gaines Street