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.
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.
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.
If you have not participated in the event you have missed out on delicious home-made pizza, candy apples, face painting, arts and crafts, a trick or treat hallway and more! The event would not be possible without the generous donation of time, money, gifts and treats from our community members. Thank you to everyone who worked together to make this event happen. It is because of neighbors like you that this community continues to thrive!
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.
Detroit is changing. You can decide for yourself if we are headed in the right direction, but what I do know is that this space we take up inside of Detroit, our “Home of Good Neighbors,” remains a strong and viable community and that is solely because of the people who live here. We represent diversity in every possible way, but most of us are of the same mind when it comes to keeping our neighborhood safe, clean and enjoyable for all.
The Grandmont Community Association Annual Business Dinner held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 was graced with the presence of Daniel Kirton, our 2017 Scholarship awardee. Daniel expressed his overwhelming gratitude for the scholarship which assisted him in his first year at Wayne State University. He spoke with professionalism, confidence and enthusiasm.
Let me tell you about our honoree. His field of study is Molecular Cellular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He is passionate about Stem Cell Research and the cure for cancer. Presently, this extraordinary young man has maintained a 3.0 grade point average in his studies while working a job late into the evening. His volunteerism is evident at Ramsay Park Cleanups with flower planting, Sigma Beta Club, March of Dimes, Track & Field, and Cross Country.
Grandmont is committed to providing scholarships for our youth. Daniel Kirton is a fine example of our success.
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