In a work session on March 6, 2017, the Salem City Council reached consensus on mission, vision, and values statements for the organization.
A safe and livable capital city with a sustainable economy and environment that is open to all.
The City of Salem provides fiscally sustainable and quality services to enrich the lives of present and future residents, the quality of our environment and neighborhoods, and the vitality of our economy.
Opportunity—Salem is proactive and forward-thinking
Compassion—Salem is fair, equitable, and safe
Responsiveness—Salem is at your service, with capacity and partnerships to prepare for the future
Accessibility—Salem is open and inclusive