The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves as the chief executive officer of the city working under the policy direction and goals of the City Council. The City Manager provides Council with information on future operational needs, policy matters and regulatory requirements.
The City Manager implements City Council decisions; provides organization-wide administration, management, and evaluation; pursues intergovernmental relations and partnerships; promotes and sustains community relationships and communications; and facilitate public outreach and communications.
The City Manager annually prepares a recommended budget for consideration by the Citizen Budget Committee and the City Council.
The City Manager also serves as the Executive Director of the Urban Renewal Agency and the Salem Housing Authority.
City of Salem Organizational Chart
City of Salem Operations Organizational Chart
Mr. Powers can be reached at the Civic Center:
555 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
Divisions and Functions in City Managers Office
In addition to providing citywide management and leadership, the following functions are also provided through the City Managers Office.
Staff in the City Manager's Office
Kacey Duncan, Deputy City Manager
Mike Gotterba, Public Information Officer
Courtney Knox Busch, Strategic Initiatives Manager
Gretchen Bennett, Human Rights & Relations/Federal Compliance Coordinator
Maureen Kenney, Public Relations Manager
Julie Deuchars, Staff Assistant II
Kenna West, Staff Assistant II
Special Reports and Features
The City Projects report provides a summary of prominent issues or projects that have received approval for action from the City Council and/or the Urban Renewal Agency. These projects have received citizen input and are currently in progress.