Welcome to Grandmont, one of “Detroit’s Premier, Diverse Communities." Grandmont is a close-knit community of 800 homes, 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.
The Edison Coat Drive was a success! Grandmont Community Youth and Education Chairperson Carla White-Smith partnered with Detroit Edison School, Ms. Sims and Kimberly Byers from Wayne County Department of Health and Human Services to purchase coats, uniform pants, gloves, and hats. The faculty, staff, and students were very grateful for the donations. Grandmont Youth and Education is looking forward to continued partnership with Detroit Edison School for other community projects. "Happiness...consists in giving, and in serving others" Henry Drummond
Happy Holidays from your friends and neighbors in the Grandmont Community. Best Wishes for a safe and Happy New Year.
One of the benefits of living in Grandmont is our Street Snow Service. Plus, many family-friendly activities are provided from our dues collection. As a recent example, if you and your children didn’t participate in the GCA-Bushnell Harvest Fest - Halloween Party at Bushnell Church in October you missed a wonderful event. So please pay your GCA dues of only $25.00 to help support activities right in your neighborhood. Donations are also gladly accepted to help defray costs and continue our community activities.
This is the time for a Friendly Reminder:
MOVE CARS, GARBAGE, AND RECYCLING CONTAINERS OFF THE STREETS! Please be a considerate neighbor. Whether or not there is snow predicted, it’s a good safety & security habit to keep your cars parked off the street.
I currently serve as the Marketing & Engagement Manager for WDET 101.9 where I spend most of my days thinking of how we can engage in more meaningful and powerful dialogue and community building. I will bring that same instinct to my term as president.
For the fourth year in a row the Grandmont Community Association has sponsored a community Halloween and Harvest Party. As Detroit's Home of Good Neighbors, it's important to have events that bring the community together to fellowship. Since the beginning the event has been held at Bushnell Congregational Church. In the last two years GCA and Bushnell Church have co-sponsored the event, working together to provide food, fun and games for all ages.
Did you know that Grandmont Community Association (GCA) has been awarding scholarships to our high school graduates since 1997? Powerhouse Grandmont Community has given 39 graduates a scholarship. The scholarship started with the proceeds from the Grandmont Community Association Art and Crafts Fair. Part of our vision is the enhancement of the life of our community. So, the best way to start is to enhance the education of our youth by awarding scholarships. The GCA Scholarship encourages education and higher learning. It rewards the high school graduates for their achievement and positive effort as to bring about positive change. We need this scholarship in order to ensure that the brightest minds get the most education they can regardless of their circumstances. In the past, some of our honorees came from humble upbringings and needed the scholarship for college tuition or technical training costs. This scholarship has helped level the playing field of education and made our honoree’s dream a possibility.
Importance of reporting all crimes
We want to remind area residents that it is imperative that they report all crimes, even after they occur and even if they are not emergency situations. Documenting crime is a crucial part of combating it. If we do not provide the police with an accurate record of crime in our neighborhoods (the frequency and locations of crimes), then the police are less able to map hot-spots or take strategic action against criminals.
The Environmental Committee seeks to protect and ensure the investment and resale value of residents' property by encouraging homeowners to maintain, upgrade and beautify their property. The committee informs residents of zoning ordinances and city code regulations and also monitors the ownership and status of vacant homes and properties in Grandmont. The Committee along with the GCA Board represents residents at Board of Zoning appeals hearings, when particular zoning enforcement and variances are of an issue to Grandmont. Grandmont is zoned R1, Single Family Residential. They also act as a liaison for the community for city and public services such as lighting, tree trimming, garbage and bulk pick-up, street maintenance, and housing compliance.
Contact Us: Harrison Duke III (313) 837-4913
The Social Planning Committee assists in planning the official meetings of the GCA, which include the Annual Business and Dinner meeting in April each year. The committee also helps plan and organize other social events with the other committees of our community. They send cards on behalf of the Association for significant events of our residents and their families.
Contact Us: Krystal Thurmond (313) 837-6262
The Youth & Education Committee serves to promote dialogue and positive reinforcement within our local schools, particularly Edison Elementary School. This liaison fosters a positive link between school and community, They also plan activities for youth in the community and promote social responsibility.
Contact Us: Carla White-Smith, (313) 220-8530