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flowersSCAN is one of 18 Salem Neighborhood Associations that were first created in 1977. Salem Revised Code Chapter 64 sets out the purpose and the operations of Neighborhood Associations.  Neighborhood Associations serve as citizen advisory groups to the Salem City Council and Boards and Commissions, and therefore are deeply involved in land use decisions affecting Salem neighborhoods. Designated representatives of SCAN serve on or monitor a variety of other City committees. SCAN takes positions on a variety of issues that come before the City Council, and SCAN members frequently testify on behalf of residents.

Get involved – join our Nextdoor community network, like us on our Facebook page and attend our monthly meetings the second Wednesday of each month (except August) at 6:30 pm. Watch for the meeting notices with the location on Nextdoor and Facebook.

Neighborhood associations are increasingly taking an even larger role in community building, becoming a primary fundraiser for park improvement projects. Neighborhood associations are partnering with schools and churches to improve the quality of life for everyone. Neighborhood associations are taking a greater role in reducing criminal activity by working to expand Neighborhood Watch and serving on monthly Police Neighborhood Liaison Committee meetings.