SESNA's very own Jeff Leach, Kirk Leonard, and Arnaud Verstuyf teamed up with volunteers from the Salem Plant for the Planet Academy to plant cherry and maple street trees on 18th and 21st Streets in Salem, as part of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day "Day of Service." What's "Plant for the Planet," you ask? … Continue reading SESNA and Plant for the Planet: 2019 Street Tree Planting Party
Happy New Year! A new year is an opportunity. We can choose to keep doing what we've always done, or try something new. Your neighborhood association is trying new things, and we hope you'll get involved! At our next public board meeting, we'll formally introduce our new meeting structure for 2019. The first meeting of … Continue reading New Year, New Us!
Magic at the Mill is Willamette Heritage Center's largest community event, with live music, vendors, children's activities, craft demonstrations, house and mill tours, living history, Santa, model trains, and thousands of lights all over the grounds. If you haven't been before, it’s a "must see" event! Would you like to go for free? If you … Continue reading Magic at the Mill! Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, November 17 turned out to be a beautiful day, perfect for cleaning up trash and talking about ideas for Phase 1 of the Geer Line area in SESNA. Thanks to everyone who turned out to help or join the discussion! A few pics of the fun: The Geer Line was a railroad spur that … Continue reading A Great Geer Line Project Kickoff!
NOTE: Post-Meeting updates will be posted soon! Greetings, neighbors! This year, SESNA's annual gathering will be held at the Willamette Heritage Center/Mission Mill, in the beautiful Dye House. We've moved it from a weekday evening to a Saturday afternoon to make it more family-friendly and fun. We're still working out the final details, but here's … Continue reading Annual Gathering/Open House November 10
This Halloween, Willamette University is hosting a fun event, free for all. Haunted Halls will include trick-or-treating, a carnival, games, and some spooky surprises! Bring the whole family to this all-ages event at the Montag Center, near the corner of State Street and 12th Street. October 31, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. For more info, … Continue reading Haunted Halls at Willamette University
At the September 25, 2018 SESNA Board meeting, SESNA approved a statement of concern and formal recommendation to Mayor and Council regarding the stakeholder advisory committee for the "Our Salem" comprehensive plan update process. The text of the letter is below. A pdf of the document is available for download here. The current stakeholder advisory committee … Continue reading SESNA Position on “Our Salem” Stakeholder Advisory Committee
Our next SESNA Board meeting will be in Richmond School Park, on the east side of the Richmond School (take 24th Street SE south from Mill to the cul-de-sac). Come join us at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 28 for snacks and discussion. We'll be making decisions about some important matters, and hope you'll help! … Continue reading August Meeting
SESNA is pleased with the first steps the Salem City Council took in approving parts of the State Street Corridor Plan. The Council approved the "Hybrid" road section, which institutes a road diet for the stretch of State Street between 12th and 17th Streets. Council also approved the MU-1 and MU-2 zones, with some modifications. … Continue reading SESNA Followup on State Street Corridor
On July 16, 2018, the Salem City Council will hold a public hearing on the State Street Corridor Plan. The hearing begins at 6 pm, and will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall. They will hear from all of us about our vision for the future of State Street between 12th and … Continue reading State Street Corridor Plan Hearing