Meet Your 2020 Grandmont Community Association Board Candidates:
The Grandmont Community Association is seeking to elect 5 Grandmont residents to the GCA Board. Board members serve a 2-year term elected by the Grandmont Community Association members.
My name is Janet Adams. I am a resident and dues paying member of the Grandmont Community for 38 years. I have served my neighborhood in many capacities over the years, Block Captain (25 years), Board Member, Membership Chairperson, Radio Patrol and various other volunteer programs in the community. I would appreciate your vote to become a Board Member of the Grandmont Community Association.
Charity and her family have been residents of Grandmont for nearly 4 years. Charity has served as Grandmont Community Associations Secretary, Vice President and now as its President. Charity has a passion for serving Detroit and Grandmont. She leads the Grandmont Community Association with compassion and strength. She loves being around her Grandmont neighbors and looks forward to continuing her service to the Grandmont Community Association and our neighbors. Charity is seeking re-election to the Grandmont Community Association Board.
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.
Doug is a Detroit transplant from Chicago. He moved to Detroit 4 years ago to work on the GM Account at his agency. Doug and his partner were very involved in their local community volunteering during city events like October Fest and Pride Fest. They chose the Grandmont neighborhood over Boston Edison and Indian Village because of Grandmont’s close community feeling. Their neighbors have been there to cheer them on throughout their renovations and provide them with local resources to complete their dream home. It is Doug’s goal to become an active member of the Grandmont Homeowners Association Board to continue to see Grandmont grow and flourish as a community through these challenging times.
Robert Patterson is a long-time resident of the Grandmont Community. He currently serves as the Grandmont Community Association Treasurer and has so for many years. Robert is a dedicated resident of the community and is always willing to volunteer his time when necessary around the community. He is passionate about our community’s safety, cleanliness, and everything in between. Robert is seeking re-election to the Grandmont Community Association Board.
Edward Smith is a long-time Grandmont Community Association resident. Ed currently serves on the GCA board. Ed has served on the GCA board for many years as Ramsay Park’s Committee Chair, he’s volunteered on the Beautification/Garden Club Committee, Youth & Education Committee and more. More importantly, Ed takes pride for being the “gate keeper’ of Ramsay Park. He ensures the park is safe and clean for all residents and their family to enjoy. Edward Smith loves his Grandmont Community and is seeking re-election to the Grandmont Community Association Board.
Ethel Smith is a dedicated Grandmont Community Association member who has lived in this community for 5 years. Ethel’s commitment to her neighborhood is unwavering. She has served as the Block and Street Captain for over 3 years, she’s also made sure every resident in Grandmont received their Grandmonitor and helped to collect membership dues! Ethel has been a Board member and made herself available whenever there is a call. She's been part of the Art Fair Committee, Radio Patrol, the social Planning Committee, the Annual Business Meeting Committee, Scholarship Committee and more. Her love for Grandmont and her neighbors is boundless.