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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Councilor Virginia Stapleton

Ward 1

Virginia StapletonCity Councilor for Ward 1Term expires December 31, 2024
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​Committees

  • Board & Commission Appointments (alternate)
  • Finance Committee
  • Mid-Willamette Area Commission on Transportation (alternate)
  • Travel Salem Board and Executive Committee (alternate)
  • Water/Wastewater Task Force (alternate)



Tom Andersen

Ward 2

Tom AndersenCity Councilor for Ward 2Term expires December 31, 2022
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Committees 

  • ​Board & Commission Appointments
  • Climate Action Committee
  • Finance, Chair
  • Legislative
  • Systems Development Charge Methodology



Trevor Phillips

Ward 3

Trevor PhillipsCity Councilor for Ward 3Term expires December 31, 2024
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​Committees

  • Cable Regulatory
  • Council Rules Committee (alternate)
  • Finance Committee
  • System Development Charge Methodology (alternate)
  • Salem/Keizer Area Transportation Study Policy (alternate)
  • Water/Wastewater Task Force



Jackie Leung

Ward 4

Jackie LeungCity Councilor for Ward 4Term expires December 31, 2022
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​Committees

  • Council Rules
  • Finance (alternate)
  • Manager's Performance Review Committee
  • Water/Wastewater Task Force (alternate)



Jose Gonzalez

Ward 5

Jose GonzalezCity Councilor for Ward 5Term expires December 31, 2024
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​Committees

  • Board & Commission Appointments
  • Climate Action
  • Finance
  • Legislative (alternate)

 




Chris Hoy

Ward 6

Chris HoyCity Councilor for Ward 6Term expires December 31, 2022
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​Committees

  • Board & Commission Appointments
  • Council Rules
  • Legislative
  • Manager’s Performance Review
  • Water/Wastewater Task Force



Ward 7

Vanessa NordykeCity Councilor for Ward 7Term expires December 31, 2024
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​Committees

  • Climate Action
  • Mid-Willamette Council of Governments (alternate)
  • Council Rules
  • Manager's Performance Review Committee



Jim Lewis

Ward 8

Jim LewisCity Councilor for Ward 8Term expires December 31, 2022
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​Committees

  • Legislative
  • Mid-Willamette Area Commission on Transportation
  • Systems Development Charge Methodology
  • Travel Salem Board and Executive Committee
  • Salem-Keizer Area Transportation Study Policy
  • Water/Wastewater Task Force