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City Manager - Steve Powers 

 City Manager Steve Powers

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.

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Mr. Powers can be reached at the Civic Center:

555 Liberty St. SE
Room 220
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 588-6255
e-mail: manager@cityofsalem.net 

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. 

Budget

Human Rights

Franchise Agreements

Legislative Matters

Staff in the City Manager's Office

Kacey Duncan, Deputy City Manager
(503) 588-6255
email: manager@cityofsalem.net

Courtney Knox Busch, Strategic Initiatives Manager
(503) 540-2426
email: cbusch@cityofsalem.net

Gretchen Bennett, Human Rights & Relations/Federal Compliance Coordinator
(503) 540-2371
email: gbennett@cityofsalem.net

Maureen Kenney, Public Relations Manager
(503) 588-6363
email: mkenney@cityofsalem.net

Julie Deuchars, Executive Assistant
(503) 588-6255
email: jdeuchars@cityofsalem.net 

Tami Carpenter, Executive Assistant
(503) 588-6255
email: tcarpenter@cityofsalem.net

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.

 
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