Boards & Commissions

​Over the years, the City Council has developed an extensive system of resident groups established to advise them in specific subject areas​—such as the budget, land use, and social services. Here you will find information about 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 task forces or committees, 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
Sep. 16
Volunteer Recognition Event5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

2019 Volunteer Recognition Event

Phone: 503-540-2371

Sep. 17
Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Agenda:

​Agenda

Staff Report for CPC-ZC-PUD-SUB-TCP19-08

Phone: 503-588-6173

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6173 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 01
Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Lecture Hall
Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first Tuesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6303

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6173

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6173 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 08
Cultural Tourism and Promotion Advisory Board meeting - Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Grant Orientation6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Anderson Room B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Monthly meeting of the Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board and Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Grant Orientation. Attendance at one of the two offered TOT Grant Orientations is required to move forward with the TOT Grant process. The 2nd TOT Grant Orientation meeting will be Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2-4 PM, Pringle Hall Community Center, 606 Church St SE, Salem OR 97301.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: Chris Neider, Staff Liaison, 503-540-2361

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call Chris Neider, Staff Liaison, 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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
Phone: