Boards & Commissions

​Over the years, the City Council has developed an extensive system of citizen groups established to advise them in specific subject areas​—such as the budget, land use, and social services. Here you will find information on each board and commission, including current members and membership requirements.

From time to time, City Council will appoint a group of stakeholder representatives to advise them on an issue of interest in our community. These groups, often established as a Task Force or Subcommittee, may include the Mayor, Councilors, and residents or business representatives with an interest in a particular area of Salem or an interest specific to the issue. Some are ongoing, ad hoc, or of limited duration. These groups hold public meetings, are often staffed by those with subject matter expertise and professional experience, and develop recommendations for the City Council to consider.

What’s happening
  • APR25Tue
    Planning Commission Meeting
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Council Chambers, 555 Liberty ST SE RM 240, Salem OR 97301
  • APR26Wed
    Budget Committee Meeting
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Council Chambers, 555 Liberty ST SE RM 240, Salem OR 97301
  • APR27Thu
    Human Rights and Relations Advisory Commission ...
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM City Manager’s Conference Room, Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220, Salem OR 97301
  • APR28Fri
    Mayor's International Council Meeting
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Broadway Coffee House, 1300 Broadway ST NE STE 100, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY2Tue
    Planning Commission Meeting
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Council Chambers, 555 Liberty ST SE RM 240, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY3Wed
    Budget Committee Meeting
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Council Chambers, 555 Liberty ST SE RM 240, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY11Thu
    Salem Public Art Commission Meeting
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Traffic Control Conference Room, Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 325, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY15Mon
    Budget Committee Meeting
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Council Chambers, 555 Liberty ST SE RM 240, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY16Tue
    Planning Commission Meeting
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Council Chambers, 555 Liberty ST SE RM 240, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY16Tue
    Mayor's International Council - International P...
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Broadway Coffee House, 1300 Broadway ST NE STE 100, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY18Thu
    Historic Landmarks Commission Meeting
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Council Chambers, 555 Liberty ST SE RM 240, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY29Mon
    Memorial Day Observance
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM 
  • JUN6Tue
    Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Lecture Hall, Center 50+, 2615 Portland RD NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN8Thu
    Salem Public Art Commission Meeting
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Traffic Control Conference Room, Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 325, Salem OR 97301
  • JUL4Tue
    Independence Day
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM 
  • JUL4Tue
    Cancelled - Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Lecture Hall, Center 50+, 2615 Portland RD NE, Salem OR 97301
  • AUG1Tue
    Cancelled - Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Lecture Hall, Center 50+, 2615 Portland RD NE, Salem OR 97301

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Contact us

City Manager’s Office
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty St SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
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