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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Cara Kaser

Ward 1

Cara KaserCity Councilor for Ward 1Term expires December 31, 2020
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Tom Andersen

Ward 2

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

Ward 3

Brand NankeCity Councilor for Ward 3Term expires December 31, 2020
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Jackie Leung

Ward 4

Jackie LeungCity Councilor for Ward 4Term expires December 31, 2022
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Matt Ausec

Ward 5

Matt AusecCity Councilor for Ward 5Term expires December 31, 2020
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Chris Hoy

Ward 6

Chris HoyCity Councilor for Ward 6Term expires December 31, 2022
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Sally Cook

Ward 7

Sally CookCity Councilor for Ward 7Term expires December 31, 2020
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Jim Lewis

Ward 8

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