Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board

Grant applications are due in November. How to apply for a grant​.


The Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the use of the transient occupancy tax, cultural activities, and convention and tourism business in Salem. The Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board encourages development of a unified approach to promoting Salem; recommending an annual budget to implement such activities; and reviewing and making recommendations on the performance of contractors funded by the transient occupancy tax.

The board advises the City Council on programs and issues affecting the promotion of Salem, particularly in the area of cultural amenities and tourism. The board’s functions shall include advice and/or recommendations on:

  • Allocation of the transient occupancy tax (TOT)
  • Request for proposals for services necessary for the development and promotion of conventions and tourism
  • Coordination of activities with other public and private organizations including all TOT recipients involved in the promotion and/or the enhancement of the quality of life in Salem
  • Review and comment on all quarterly/mid-year/annual reports filed with the City by TOT recipients
  • Conduct other related functions deemed as necessary or beneficial to promote convention and tourism business in Salem

The Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Agendas and meeting packet materials are available no later than 6 p.m. on the Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting.

Special membership requirements:

  • The members shall be residents of or have their places of business in the City of Salem
  • One member shall be a representative of the for-profit tourism industry

Authority: SRC Chapter 16

Number of members: 9

Type of appointment: Mayoral recommendation with City Council approval

Length of term: 3 years

​Grant reporting forms

Grant recipients must complete the appropriate reporting form at the end of the grant year.

TOT Grant Reporting Form - Facility Operators

TOT Grant Reporting Form - CIP

TOT Grant Reporting Form - Events

TOT Grant - Event Budget Sheet

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Term Expires
Elaine M Worden12/11/20171st06/30/2021
Felipe Gonzales06/22/20201st10/22/2023
Gaelen A Mcallister10/08/20181st06/30/2021
Jonathan Baker09/11/20171st06/30/2022
Laura Tesler07/01/20202nd06/30/2023
Omar I Alvarado03/11/20191st06/30/2022
Ryan N Gail07/01/20191st06/30/2022
Scott M SnyderRepresentative of the for-profit tourism industry07/01/20181st06/30/2021

Contact us

Chris NeiderManagement Analyst IICommunity Development Department
Mailing address:
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301