Salem, Oregon

Information About Us, Our Goals, Our Meetings and Some Area Links

Welcome to the Northeast Salem Community Association!

NESCA is one of nineteen neighborhood associations established by the City of Salem to provide a place for residents and business owners to be involved in their city and immediate community.  NESCA Bylaws


The neighborhood associations enable residents and business owners to have the opportunity to have direct conversations with city staff and their City Councilors.

NESCA Board Contact Info
Chairperson: Ian Johnson


The North Campus of the former hospital site is planned for redevelopment. Find out more at our next meeting.  Be sure to sign up for email to receive agendas and minutes.  (When you are on the page go to the right top corner and click on "Join Our Mailing List.") 

What's Next?

NESCA, Lansing Neighborhood Association and the City of Salem have partnered to write a joint neighborhood plan to guide future City and Neighborhood Association decisions on traffic, parks, housing, services, and many other issues important to our community. Meetings begin April 2016. Sign up for email alerts here: Envision. It's your chance to shape your community, don't miss out!


Cooperating With Our Neighbors!

Founded October 22, 1973, as the North East Salem Community Association, NESCA community association encompasses three city parks including:

  • Hoover School Park

  • Harry and Grace Thorp Park 

  • Geer Community Park

Our neighborhood district also contains Hoover Elementary School, the Lancaster Mall and Fire Station 10 (located at 3611 State Street). 

Our meetings are open to the public.  Esta reunión está abierta al público; las reuniónes son en inglés. 

For more information, call: Neighborhood Services Section, 503-588-6207


Directly adjacent to NESCA are the Oregon State Hospital Grounds. A new hospital has been built and all of the state hospital patients have been moved to the new hospital on the south side of Center Street.

The entire campus has been designated as an historic area and a portion of the original Kirkbride building has been restored to house offices and a future museum. State Hospital Project 

Come to our monthly meetings!

Regular meetings are generally
the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm

You can confirm the time/place by going to the
City of Salem website and scroll down to find NESCA on the listings of associations

Current Monthly Meeting Location
Fresh Start Market & Espresso
Meeting Room, 3020 Center Street SE

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Salem Community Connections
A monthly newsletter of events and news about your City parks, library, government, and local institutions, be in the know.  We are proud to be neighbors of fellow community members, and do our best to have the highest and best results for all concerned.


Volunteers of the North East Salem Community!


Hoover Park Playground Rebuilt!

The playground area at Hoover Park has been completely rebuilt with donations from the community, matching funds from the City of Salem and CDBG Block Grant funds.

The new playground has age appropriate equipment including swings, play structures and climbing equipment. A lighted shelter area has also been added to the park for picnics and has electrical facilities to host neighborhood concerts.

Members of NESCA and the City Council Tour the North Campus, March 2014


No Ivy Initiative
Supportive of the "No Ivy Coalition" and efforts to curb the nuisance of English Ivy in city parks. Volunteers welcome!

Area Links

City of Salem Website


Code Compliance


Graffiti Hotline


City of Salem Mayor & City Council


Human Rights


Salem Library


Parks & Recreation Programs


Crime Statistics Website


Police (non-emergency)


Volunteer Opportunities (City)


Public Works Dispatch (street repairs)


Marion County Website


Dog Control




Electricity - PGE


Gas - NW Natural


Water & Sewer, City of Salem


Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling


Cherriots Salem-Keizer Transit


Crisis & Information Hotline


Mid-Valley Women's Crisis Service


Neighbor to Neighbor Mediation


Salem Hospital


Hoover School


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