Salem City Manager Kristin Retherford

Kristin Retherford has been the City of Salem's Urban Development Director for six years. She came to Salem with sixteen years of state and local government experience, including construction management, transportation, economic development, redevelopment, land use, and budget. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of New Mexico and a Master in Business Administration with a focus on sustainable development from Marylhurst University.

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The City Manager is appointed by the City Council, serves as the chief executive officer of the city, and implements decisions of the City Council.

Responsibilities include:

  • Promotes community and intergovernmental partnerships
  • Facilitates public outreach
  • Informs City Council of operational needs and priority matters
  • Implements City Council direction
  • Prepares annual budgets for the City of Salem and the Urban Renewal Agency
  • Administers city departments and staff

Roles include:

Kristin Retherford

Contact us

City Manager’s Office
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty St SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Phone: