Our Mission

The Salem Common Neighborhood Association (SCNA), Salem’s oldest neighborhood association, is dedicated to the improvement, preservation, and protection of the Salem Common Neighborhood and the Historic Salem Common. A non-profit, SCNA is devoted to the principle of fostering goodwill and camaraderie among neighbors.


  • Events

    The SCNA sponsors events throughout the year including summer concerts, a huge yard sale on the Common, a new members party, family-friendly Halloween events, a pot luck supper, an annual Kentucky Derby party, a post-holiday brunch and more.
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  • Arch

    In 1805, the City of Salem decided construct a tribute to President and Commander-in-Chief George Washington. Salem’s genius woodcarver and self-taught architect, was commissioned to design and construct four gateways for the sides of the common.
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  • Get Involved

    Any Salem resident is eligible to become a member of SCNA. Memberrship is on a rolling basis so that no matter what time of year you join, your membership will be good for one full year.
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Our Mission

The Salem Common Neighborhood Association (SCNA), Salem’s oldest neighborhood association, is dedicated to the improvement, preservation, and protection of the Salem Common Neighborhood and the Historic Salem Common. A non-profit, SCNA is devoted to the principle of fostering goodwill and camaraderie among neighbors.

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