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.
Join us at Rippling Hope
Saturday, August 7th | 10 am - 2 pm
15th Annual Arise Detroit Neighgborhoods Day
Garage Sale (all items free)
Pet Food Giveaway
Free hot dogs, chips and drinks
Clean-up projects around Community Center
12801 Joy Road *VOLUNTEERS NEEDED*
GCA Board Members
- President: Sean Novak (2021-2023)
- Vice President: Larissa Richardson (2021-2023)
- Secretary: Samantha Bonaparte (2021-2023)
- Treasurer: Robert Patterson (2020-2022)
- Joyce Tatum (2021-2023)
- Ethel Smith (2020-2022)
- Edward Smith (2020-2022)
- Cora Duncan-Foster (2020-2022)
- Krystal Thurmond (2021-2023)
- Josh Engle (2020-2022) * Appointed to fill the vacancy from Charity Dean resignation
- Diane Patterson (2021-2022) 11th Seat filled by appointment
Your Grandmont Community Association Board members elected in 2021:
- 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.