City Committees

​City committees are used to gather community input on specific tasks to inform policies and decision-making efforts. Unlike boards or commissions, committees do not generally require a formal application and selection process.

​Board and Commission Appointment Committee

The City Council’s Boards and Commissions Appointment Committee meets on an as-needed basis to consider volunteer applications and vacancies among the City’s advisory boards and commissions.

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​City Manager’s Performance Review Committee

This committee selects the community stakeholders who will complete the City Manager’s evaluation form.

​City Council Rules Committee

Periodically, the City Council Rules Committee convenes to consider updates to its rules of and guidelines for City Council meetings and the City Council’s communications.

​Floodplain Management Plan Committee

The Floodplain Management Plan Committee helps to update the previously adopted City of Salem Floodplain Management Plan. The plan is reviewed annually and updated at least once every 5 years. The overall goals of updating the plan are to identify new flood hazards, identify ongoing and new activities to mitigate the hazards, and coordinate mitigation activities to prevent conflicts with other community needs.

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​Legislative Committee

Prior to the start of each legislative session, City Council adopts policy statements to guide City response to and position on legislative matters. The Legislative Committee may also provide recommendations to City Council on support for or opposition to specific measures as they arise during the legislative session.

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Managing Flood Risks Committee

This committee is tasked with providing a recommendation to City Council on whether to update the City of Salem’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps using new data and modeling methods that will be made available as a result of the Stormwater Master Plan Update Project.

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