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
Aug. 21
Solar eclipse9:05 a.m.11:05 a.m.
Center 50+ closed for maintenance Aug 21-Sept 4Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Aug. 31
The Oregon SenateAires-Harmony on the Water-ShowBoats A Comin'4:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Wallace Marine Park
500 Glen Creek RD NW
Salem OR 97304
Sep. 04
Labor Day
Sep. 05
Cancelled - Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.Lecture Hall
Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

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