Technical Advisory Committee
A technical advisory committee is advising staff. The committee has 15 members. The committee includes staff from City of Salem departments, area jurisdictions, and partner agencies.
The committee provides technical expertise on project deliverables and guidance on work tasks. The committee is responsible for representing and relaying information about the project to their respective City departments, jurisdictions, or agencies.
Government to government
We are collaborating with other governmental agencies, tribal governments, and other agencies on the Our Salem project. They are providing input and coordinating planning efforts.
City of Keizer
Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments
Salem-Keizer School District
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Confederated Tribes of Siletz
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
Community groups and organizations
We have been fortunate to be able to engage with a wide variety of organizations, groups, and agencies throughout the Salem area. The City's boards and commissions have also participated. Many of the organizations and groups have invited us to attend their meetings and events, and many community leaders have taken the time to talk with us.
Active Transportation Network
American Association of University Women
Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties
Capital Planning Commission
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization
Center 50+ Advisory Commission
Chapman Hill Elementary School
Chemeketa Community College
Community and Partners of East Salem
Crossler Middle School
Downtown Advisory Board
East Lancaster Neighborhood Association
East Salem Rotary
Enlace Community Development Project
Faye Wright Neighborhood Association
Salem Community Markets
Friends of Center 50+
Grant Neighborhood Association
Grant Community School Parent Club
Home Builders Association of Marion and Polk Counties
Houck Middle School
Human Rights Commission
Just Walk Salem Keizer
Kalapuya Elementary School Parents' Club
Lansing Neighborhood Association
Latino Business Alliance
LUS (Latinos Unidos Siempre)
League of Women Voters
Marion County Health and Human Services
Mayor's International Council
McKay Islander Club
Micronesian Islander Community
Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS
Morningside Neighborhood Association
National Association of Women in Construction
North Gateway Redevelopment Board
North Lancaster Neighborhood Association
North East Salem Community Association
Northeast Neighbors Neighborhood Association
Northwest Senior and Disability Services
Oregon Marshallese Community
PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste)
Rotary of South Salem
Safe Routes Partnerships
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
Salem Art Commission
Salem Citizens Advisory Traffic Commission
Salem City Club
Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board
Salem Environmental Education
Salem for Refugees
Salem Keizer Collaboration
Salem Keizer NAACP
Salem Keizer Public Schools Community Transition Program
Salem Keizer Public Schools Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee
Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Salem Public Library Advisory Board
SEDCOR (Strategic Economic Development Corporation)
South Central Association of Neighbors
South Gateway Neighborhood Association
South Salem Connect
South Salem High School Leadership Classes
Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association
Southwest Association of Neighbors
Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
Washington Elementary School
West Salem Business Association
West Salem Neighborhood Association
West Salem Service Integration Team
West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board
There are many different ways you can participate in the Our Salem project. We will host public workshops, have tables at community events, conduct stakeholder interviews, send out surveys, and partner with local organizations.
If you want us to attend your neighborhood or organization’s meeting or event, please contact Eunice Kim at [email protected] or 503-540-2308. You can also sign up to get project updates via email, and you can always contact Eunice Kim with any questions or comments.
A consultant team led by Fregonese Associates is providing technical expertise.
Stakeholder Advisory Committee
A stakeholder advisory committee advised staff during the first phase of the Our Salem project. It had 15 members. The committee consisted of Salem officials and representatives from partner jurisdictions, neighborhood associations, and other organizations.
- Elected officials: The committee included two Salem City Councilors appointed by the Mayor, two Salem Planning Commissioners appointed by the Planning Commission President, and one elected official each from Keizer, Marion County, and Polk County. The officials from Keizer and the two counties were selected by their own jurisdiction. We included them because this project covers Salem's portion of the urban growth boundary, which goes beyond Salem city limits. Changes to the Comprehensive Plan impact the broader area, so coordination is important, and in some cases, required.
- Neighborhood associations: Land use chairs from three neighborhood associations were on the committee. The land use chairs were from neighborhoods located in southeast, northeast, and inner portions of Salem. These are areas that were not represented by the two City Councilors on the committee, which generally represented West Salem and South Salem. We selected the neighborhood representatives to try to achieve geographical representation in the city after the Councilors were selected.
- Agencies and organizations: The committee included representatives from several agencies and organizations, including Cherriots, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, the Home Builders Association of Marion and Polk Counties, Salem 350, and Enlace Cross Cultural Community Development Project. Most of the representatives were selected by their own organization or agency.
The committee was a non-voting committee. It provided a forum to understand differences and shared values among the participants for mutual gains. The public was be invited to attend and participate in all committee meetings.