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 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.

Residents Encouraged to Apply for Salem Planning Commission

City of Salem residents interested in the future growth and development of the city are encourage to apply for a newly vacated position on the Salem Planning Commission.
What’s happening
Jan. 22
System Development Charge Methodolgy Committee8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.Public Works Department
Civic Center
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
Feb. 02
Legislative Committee12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Feb. 06
Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.Lecture Hall
Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Salem Planning Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Feb. 08
Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Traffic Control Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301

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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