Our Mission

We are committed to maintaining and promoting Canton’s dynamic, unique way of life by meaningfully engaging with and advocating for the diverse people who live, work, play, and learn here.
 

The History of Canton

Learn more about the 200+ years of history that have shaped our neighborhood and its residents.


 

A bit of Background

The Canton Community Association was founded in 1998 by a group of proactive and passionate volunteers who wanted to nurture a sense of community among residents and businesses as well as serve as a voice for the neighborhood. We have a board of directors as well as various committees, and membership is open to anyone.

So, what are we aiming to do?

  • Promote and protect the beauty, safety, stability, and social and economic vitality of the neighborhood by building relationships with residents, businesses, and government officials.
  • Hold regular meetings to inform and engage our community.
  • Support community projects such as the Canton Dog Park and Dypski Park.
  • Keep the neighborhood clean and vibrant through efforts such as the O’Donnell Square Clean-up and the Canton Waterfront Clean-up.
  • Serve as a resource for residents and businesses.
  • Promote positive economic development.
 

 

Your Board Members

And our favorite places! We're a friendly bunch. Say hi if you see us around the neighborhood.

 

 

Board of Directors Contact Information

 
 

Doug Kaufman
President
douglaskaufman@cantoncomunity.org

Sean Patrick Flanagan
Vice-President
seanpatrickflanagan@cantoncommunity.org

Denise Avera
Secretary
deniseaversa@cantoncommunity.org

Judy Howe
Treasurer
treasurer@cantoncommunity.org

Darryl Jurkiewicz
Past President
darryljurkiewicz@cantoncommunity.org

Amanda Bourgeois
Board Member
volunteer@cantoncommunity.org

Alex Coleman
Board Member

Mark Edelson
Board Member

Torbin Green
Board Member
outreach@cantoncommunity.org

James Hamilton
Board Member
jameshamilton@cantoncomunity.org

Valerie Kent
Board Member
valeriekent@cantoncommunity.org

Mark Larkin
Board Member
marklarkin@cantoncommunity.org

Jayne Miller
Board Member
jaynemiller@cantoncommunity.org

Robert Peck
Board Member
robertpeck@cantoncommunity.org

Sarah Quackenbush
Board Member

Dan Tracy
Board Member
dantracy@cantoncommunity.org