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
Nov. 13
Salem Public Library Advisory Board5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Monthly meeting of the Salem Public Library Advisory Board.

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

Phone: 503-588-6071

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 503-588-6071 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Nov. 14
Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Public Works Department
Civic Center
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301

Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board's mission is to promote and enhance the quality and availability of Salem’s parks, recreational facilities, City-owned trees and gardens; ensure a legacy of open green spaces, outdoor experiences; and preserve Salem’s natural environment as a desirable community amenity for all residents.

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

Phone: 503-588-6304

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 503-588-6304 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Nov. 19
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.

Nov. 28
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Nov. 29
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

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8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty St SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
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