Welcome to Grandmont, one of “Detroit’s Premier, Diverse Communities." Grandmont is a close-knit community of 1100 residences, we pride ourselves as being “Detroit’s Home of Good Neighbors." The tranquil atmosphere of our family oriented community is deeply rooted in our serene, tree lined streets and the classic architecture of our houses. The neighborhood is home to Edison Elementary School and Ramsay Park.
This lovely community is served by the Grandmont Community Association (GCA). GCA publishes a monthly newsletter known as The Grandmonitor.
Grandmont’s annual events include a neighborhood-wide banquet, a home and garden tour, and the Grandmont Arts & Crafts Fair.
Grandmont's Annual Business, Social & Dinner Meeting
Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 1 pm
Ramsay Park (Longacre and Ray Monnier)
We’ll be outdoors so dress comfortably & wear your mask.
Dinner $7 for dues paying residents and $10 for guests.
Dues $30 for the year, Southfield and Longacre Apts. dues $10.
(Your RSVP would be greatly appreciated so that we have a sufficient number of chairs and dinners.)
Board members Ethel Smith 313-864-3666 or Krystal Thurmond 313- 300-3760
Vote for your Grandmont Community Association Board! This is an opportunity for residents to be engaged and participate in the process for electing our neighbors to serve and help better our community.
Vote for the next two-year term for the GCA Board at the Grandmont Annual Business, Social & Dinner Meeting, Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 1 pm, Ramsay Park (Longacre and Ray Monnier).
(Friendly Reminder, you must be a GCA resident and member to vote.)
GCA Board candidacy
Meet the Board candidates
|Samantha Bonaparte originally hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but has lived in Detroit since 2013. She fell in love with the city during her two-year commitment to teaching in the city through Teach for America and decided to make it home. She moved onto Asbury Park in December 2018 and is thrilled to be getting involved in Grandmont's community activities. Samantha is a first-grade teacher at Regent Park Scholars Academy. When she's not teaching young minds, she can be found running through the neighborhood, biking, gardening, watching movies, reading, and enjoying the city with her friends. She currently serves on the board as Secretary, and is a member of the Beautification and Garden Club Committee and Scholarship Committee. She is also the Street Captain for Asbury Park and runs the social media accounts for the GCA.|
|My name is Larissa Richardson and I am running for the Grandmont Community Association Board (again!). My family and I have been a residents of Grandmont for nearly 6 years. I have served on the GCA board since 2018 and as the Vice President since summer last year. I have also had the pleasure of serving as Grandmont Community Association's Beautification & Garden Committee Chair. As such, I've helped to organize a number of community cleanup events, installations of plantings across the community and have worked tirelessly with my fellow board members to maintain the beauty and integrity of our community. I hope that you will consider re-electing me to the board to continue serving our amazing community!|
|My name is Sean Novak. I am seeking re-election for my second term to serve our neighborhood as a board member with the Grandmont Community Association. Shortly after being elected to the board I was nominated as the secretary where I served for approximately two years. In addition to this I have served in a supportive capacity to the Vacant Property Task Force. From December 2020 to April 2021, I hosted a weekly gathering known as the Grandmont Community Social Hour. My dedication to our community is an expression of gratitude for what Detroit has given me through the years to make me who I am today. That dedication to Detroit and Grandmont comes from my faith, my roots, and my chosen path. I will continue to amplify the greatness that is Grandmont to the rest of our brothers and sisters here in Detroit and afar.|
|My name is Krystal Thurmond. I am a resident of our great community, Grandmont. I am currently a Board member and have been actively involved for years with the Art Fair, Radio Patrol, the Grandmonitor, Social Planning, etc.|
|My name is Joyce Tatum. I've been in the community for 7 years. I reside on Woodmont Avenue. The history, community and safety drew me to this neighborhood. There aren't many communities that take pride in their neighborhood as Grandmont! I want to applaud everyone of you!!! I am president of the Radio Patrol Grandmont #4 and GCA Safety and Security chairperson. I am currently training for the Citizens Police Academy, serve on the parents fundraising committee at GESU Catholic School and volunteer at Forgotten Harvest with the mobile food pantry. Volunteering is my passion. My Vision is to keep Grandmont Community Association, "The Home of Good Neighbors" Safe and Secure!!!|
- Category: Beautification
Member: Keep Growing Detroit / Garden Resource Program
Who and What are We?
The Grandmont Rosedale Community Garden was established in 2009 by residents – and nearby friends - of the Grandmont and Rosedale neighborhoods in northwest Detroit. Start up costs for raised beds, fencing, tool etc. were provided by a grants funds that were received by the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation. Additional grants and donations for infrastructure improvements have been received as well. Over the years, a variety of volunteers (Detroit Project Day and others) have assisted with projects including replacing/ adding raised beds and fencing.
Anyone who is interested and able to contribute to the work of maintaining the garden is invited to “join” us; There is no formal membership, no gardening experience is necessary.
This is a collaborative, community effort. Everyone shares in the work and everyone benefits from the harvest.
- Category: Youth and Education
Cameron Jennings lives with his parents, Eric and Crystal Jennings, here in the Grandmont Community. His parents are proud and excited about their son’s victories.
- Category: Scholarship
All of us as well as the general public greatly admire the accomplishments of Isis King, our 2020 Scholarship Honoree. Her volunteerism for Grandmont Community Association is tremendous!
The GCA Scholarship Committee consists of Ethel Smith, Harrison Duke, Julie Janusch, Samantha Bonaparte, Mark Janusch and myself. We have excelled in developing team momentum, enthusiasm and pride! Thank you! We express sincere appreciation to Stephanie A. Young for Mayor Mike Duggan’s Achievement Award and to Council Member James Tate, for the Detroit City Council Certificate. Furthermore, Isis received the Grandmont Community Association Excellence Certificate. Now, her portfolio shows the highest standard of certificate excellence.
Education gives us an awareness of the world around us, and turns it into something greater. It provides a viewpoint of looking at life inside us. It allows us to shape opinions and to have views on issues in life. College is important to me for a number of reasons, including lifelong relationships with others, long-term financial benefit, job stability, and overall success. I believe education is a necessity to be successful.
I want to go to college to get the experience. Attending college is going to challenge me academically and intellectually. I want to be surrounded by people who are as ambitious and want to learn as much as they can like me. The experience would introduce me to real-life situations and make me learn from them. When I go to college I want to pledge to a sorority. Being a part of many clubs and teams will make me become more social and active within the university. Mainly, the experience will help me figure out how to go about my future. After school I will not be depending on my family to support me, I want them to encourage me to start my life off right.
Friends of Grandmont, please allow me to introduce myself.
I’m Josh Engle, Grandmont board member and secretary of the radio patrol.
Despite owning my home in Grandmont for about 3 years I’ve lived in it for only the last 8 months. My house is a work in progress and as many of you know the work never seems to stop on these beautiful old homes.
I own a commercial construction and electrical company, but most of my career I’ve worked primarily on old homes similar to the ones of our fine neighborhood. Residential construction is what I became an expert in and what I’m mostly known for because of my roles as a general contractor on TV shows Rehab Addict and This Old House.
I’d like to take my experience in construction and do what I can to help our community by setting up a loose association of neighbors helping other neighbors with small handyman type tasks for people that either don’t have the skills or ability to do that task themselves.