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Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association
Where: Gubser Elementary School
When: 7:00 - Third Thursday of every month
Boundaries following the Gubser Elementary School attendance boundary. Roughly outlined by River Road, Country Glen Ave NE and Lake Labish Creek (Ditch) on the north; the Keizer City Limits on the east; the south side of Kinglet Way NE, Perry St NE, Lucinda Ave NE, and Chemawa Road NE on the south; and Claggett Creek and River Road NE on the west. The area encompasses over 2,500 households.
Every year at our November meeting, the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association holds an election for the following year's board members. Our board has 8 positions, and so far there are 6 neighbors who have expressed interest in serving next year. There are currently vacancies for Treasurer and a Board member
What value is there in serving as a board member? Most importantly, it is one of many ways to give back to the community, and particularly our neighborhood. In addition, being a board member is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and meet other leaders in our community. In fact, we have a new leadership training program planned for next year that is certain to benefit each individual board member, as well as the entire association.
If you are interested in helping guide the neighborhood association as a new board member, please review the attached letter and enclosures and send a filled-out copy of the candidate information form here. We look forward to serving with you!
West Keizer Neighborhood Association
The West Keizer Neighborhood Association is a Neighborhood Association recognized by the City of Keizer and serves the people of West Keizer. Its boundaries extend north to Chemawa Road, east to River Road, south to the Keizer/Salem city limits and west to the Willamette River. The association includes 3100 households.
Cummings Elementary School serves the neighborhood. McNary High School is located on the neighborhood’s northern boundary just north of Chemawa Road.
The neighborhood boasts five parks including one large regional park. Three of the smaller parks: Wallace House Park, Sunset Park and Palma Ceia Park are on the river with views and walking access. Wallace House Park and Willamette Manor Park (which borders the Holiday Swim Club) have newer play structures. The regional park, Keizer Rapids Park, on the northern boundary of the neighborhood has river access and the following amenities:
- 5 acre off-leash dog park divided for large and small dogs Amphitheater for summer concerts
- Single lane boat ramp and dock
- Walking / bike paths along the river and through forested areas Disc Golf course
- Destination playground (to be constructed through volunteer efforts of the community in September 2014)
River Road Park is located at the southern border of West Keizer. It is in the City of Salem and has tennis and basketball courts, a play structure with open play areas, a splash fountain and a covered picnic area.
There are 3 community churches of various denominations within the boundaries of West Keizer Neighborhood Association. One church has a community garden on their grounds and they share its bounty with the local food bank.
The 132 mile Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway passes through the West Keizer neighborhood.
River Road on West Keizer’s eastern boundary has a variety of local businesses and is the route for Keizer's Iris Festival and Holiday Lights Parade.
Public transportation is available along River Road with direct access to downtown Salem, the State Capital and State Government buildings. Easy access to Interstate 5 makes the Keizer an ideal location for Portland area commuters.
Health care is provided by many local medical clinics and Salem Hospital is only 5 miles away.
Please visit our website @ www.westkeizerna.org to learn more about us.
West Keizer Neighborhood Association Mission Statement
The West Keizer Neighborhood Association is a neighborhood association recognized by the City of Keizer that serves the people of West Keizer. Its boundaries extend north to Chemawa Road, east to River Road, south to the Keizer city limits, and west to the Willamette River. Its mission is to:
- Promote programs, services, and activities aimed at encouraging connections among neighbors in the community.
- Foster civic involvement and civic education by providing timely information about community and civic issues, by facilitating the discussion of these issues, and by helping members become more informed and responsible citizens.
- Solicit input from members and stakeholders about issues that affect them.
- Support neighborhood-friendly development practices.
- Protect public spaces and historical assets.
- Address public safety and public nuisance concerns of members.
- Act as a vehicle to communicate the concerns of members and advocate for their best interests to the Keizer City Council, to City staff, and to other government agencies; and
- Work to improve the quality of life for those who live, work, and play in West Keizer.