Contact a City Councilor

​The Mayor and City Council are elected by residents to develop and decide on policies that affect the City government and the city. All Council members are unpaid volunteers who give their time to serve their community.​​​

Each councilor represents a city ward, which is a district of the city used for political purposes. If you do not know which ward you live in, use the interactive ward map to find out. You may want to contact your representative on City Council if you have:

  • Questions about topics discussed at a recent City Council meeting
  • Topics of importance to the City that you would like to bring to the attention of your City Councilor

Contact us

City Council
555 Liberty St SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
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Ward 1

Councilor: Cara Kaser

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 503-399-7801

Term Expires: December 31, 2020



Ward 2

Councilor: Tom Andersen

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 503-399-7802

Term Expires: December 31, 2018



Ward 3

Councilor: Brad Nanke

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 503-399-7803

Term Expires: December 31, 2020



Ward 4

Councilor: Steve McCoid

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 503-399-7804

Term Expires: December 31, 2018



Ward 5

Councilor: Matt Ausec

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 503-399-7905

Term Expires: December 31, 2020



Ward 6

Councilor: Chris Hoy

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 503-399-7806

Term Expires: December 31, 2018



Ward 7

Councilor: Sally Cook

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 503-399-7907

Term Expires: December 31, 2020



Ward 8

Councilor: Jim Lewis

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 503-399-7808

Term Expires: December 31, 2018