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.
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 would like to be a member of the board in order to give back to such a welcoming and safe community. Samantha currently serves as a member of the Scholarship Committee and would bring a young perspective to the board and fresh ideas as a relatively new neighbor in Grandmont.
I am requesting your vote! I am a 36-year Grandmont Community Association resident. Presently in Grandmont, I am a Longacre Block Captain (approx. 20 years), newly elected Rippling Hope National Board Member, GCA Rippling Hope Chair (10 years), Assistant Director of Grandmont Art and Crafts Fair (6 years), Scholarship Committee Chair (12 years), and Grandmont Patrol #4 Treasurer (3 years). Additionally, I have been Grandmont Board of Directors three-term President and Vice President. Also, I have volunteered for many events in our community, e.g.: Youth Expo, Appreciation Day, Ramsay Park Cleanup, Motor City Makeover, Detroit Partnership Day, GCA Art Fair.
I am dedicated to the Grandmont Community Association and the Detroit Community as well. I’ve attended and given input at many meetings such as the GCA Community Board of Directors, Detroit Council member James Tate’s District One, Grandmont Patrol #4, Rippling Hope Leaders, and more. I have worked with the governmental agencies to voice our many concerns such as: security, vacant homes, the lowering of our property tax.
Did you know that Grandmont Community Association (GCA) has been awarding scholarships to our high school graduates since 1997?
This is the time of the year for charitable giving! Grandmont Community Youth and Education partnered with Edison Elementary School to donate coats and school uniforms for K-5 students. Special thanks to Principal, Mrs. Akeya Murphy and teacher, Mrs. Natelege Sims for allowing Grandmont Community to be a part of their village. We look forward to future partnerships such as: Tutoring services and 2020 Youth Expo. Happy Holidays!
Pictured are GCA Youth and Education Chair Mrs. Carla White-Smith with Mrs. Sims, and with Edison Elementary student.
“I just think that giving a child a chance and sharing what you have with a child is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, as well as a child.” Hillary Clinton
Ever since 2015, the GCA scholarship has been funded through the Art Fair and donations.
"Coach" Muhsin Muhammad is pictured at the Grandmont Patrol #4 Appreciation Dinner held at Christ the King Church on October 12, 2019. Coach Muhammad received a special plaque at the dinner commemorating his outstanding leadership of the Radio Patrol and years of service to the Grandmont community. Detroit Police Department Deputy Chief Todd Bettison spoke, and received an award in recognition of his management of radio patrols citywide. Also at the dinner, each Radio Patrol member received an embroidered polo shirt.
GCA's General Membership Meeting, held at Bushnell Church on September 17, 2019, was well attended. Of course, neighbors got to greet each other and meet new neighbors, but the meeting also featured guest speakers fielding questions from the floor on a variety of topics that are important to Grandmont. Hot topics included: speed bumps, the ImproveDetroit app, and Advanced Disposal.
Friends of Grandmont, please allow me to introduce myself.
I’m Josh Engle, recently elected 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
Wow! We did it! We did it! You missed it! The Grandmont Community Association Youth Expo was an overwhelming success! This free, fun-filled, exciting event was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Christ the King Church. We, the youth expo committee, demonstrated an ability to transfer our mission into reality by presenting community based programs, local organizations, and businesses that provide resources for family growth and development. In attendance, was a host of vendors, families, and friends. Thirty-five vendors offered quality helpful information such as ...
2018 was another successful year for our patrol. We patrolled our 42 blocks for 1,650 man-hours and drove for 2,735 miles in service to the Grandmont community.
All Patrol members received new cold weather jackets with our logo embroidered on them so the lettering won't wash or wear off. Also, Patrol members were rewarded last June with a chauffeured trip to the fireworks where we had a great dinner and entertainment aboard the Princess boat at the foot of Hart Plaza. We had the best view possible without the hassle of driving, parking, walking and dealing with the large crowd. It was a very memorable experience that was enjoyed by all!
All of us, as well as the general public, greatly admire the accomplishments of our 2018 Honorees, Rebekah Long and Ria Reno. On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, 19800 Grand River Avenue, a reception was celebrated in their honor with family, friends, and community members.