Salem City Council Finance Committee


The Salem City Council Finance Committee, also known simply as the Finance Committee, is a standing committee of the City Council whose purpose is to advise the City Council and City Manager on financial policy, planning, and management issues.

The Finance Committee shall be composed of three sitting City Councilors and the Mayor. The terms of the City Council members shall be staggered, with two members being appointed in even-numbered years and one member being appointed each odd-numbered year.

Matters to be considered

The following matters shall be referred to the Finance Committee without further action by the City Council as a whole or the City Manager, for its review and recommendation:

  1. The annual financial audit, management letter, and City Manager’s response.
  2. Financial policies recommended by the City Manager or the City Council for adoption.
  3. Revenue and expenditure assumptions contained in the Five-Year Financial Forecast.

The Finance Committee may provide advice and provide recommendations to the City Council as a whole or to the City Manager on the following matters:

  1. Integration of the Council Goals with the City’s financial plan.
  2. Development of and updates to a long-range financial strategy to ensure the provision of sustainable community services.
  3. Any other matter concerning the City’s financial planning referred by the City Council as a whole or by the City Manager.
The committee adheres to the approved Salem City Council Policy Manual.


Authority: Resolution 2008-8

Number of members: 4

Type of appointment: Mayoral recommendation with City Council approval

Length of term: 3 years

DateDocument TitleTypeFile Size
12/17/2018city-council-finance-committee-agenda-2018-12-17.pdf3879 KB
7/16/2018city-council-finance-committee-agenda-addendum-a-2018-07-16.pdf5197 KB
7/16/2018city-council-finance-committee-agenda-2018-07-16.pdf245 KB
3/19/2018city-council-finance-committee-agenda-03-19-2018.pdf245 KB
3/19/2018city-council-finance-committee-agenda-addendum-a-2018-03-19.pdf4485 KB
2/26/2018city-council-finance-committee-agenda-02-26-2018.pdf244 KB
2/26/2018city-council-finance-committee-minutes-02-26-2018.pdf81 KB
2/26/2018city-council-finance-committee-agenda-addendum-a-2018-02-26.pdf2723 KB
12/11/2017city-council-finance-committee-agenda-2017-12-11.pdf243 KB
12/11/2017city-council-finance-committee-minutes-2017-12-11.pdf22 KB
12/11/2017city-council-finance-committee-agenda-addendum-a-2017-12-11.pdf7681 KB
9/25/2017city-council-finance-committee-2017-09-25.pdf244 KB
9/25/2017city-council-finance-committee-minutes-addendum-a-2017-09-25.pdf1934 KB
8/14/2017city-council-finance-committee-agenda-2017-08-14.pdf244 KB
8/14/2017city-council-finance-committee-minutes-2017-08-14.pdf82 KB
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The Finance Committee is composed of three City Councilors and the Mayor.

MemberPositionFilterAppointmentTermTerm Expires
Brad Nanke
City Councilor for Ward 3
Chuck Bennett
Matt Ausec
City Councilor for Ward 5
Steve McCoid
City Councilor for Ward 4
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