Southeast Mill Creek Association (SEMCA)


Founded in 1986, ​Southeast Mill Creek Neighborhood Association (SEMCA) encompasses a large section of Southeast Salem bordered by Mission Street and 25th Street extending out to the city limits. This area includes the Airport, Corban University, and Salem’s third largest park, Cascades Gateway, which features a fishing lake and an 18-hole disc golf course. It is also home to Mill Creek Corporate Center.

If you live, work, or own property in our neighborhood, then you are a member of SEMCA. We work closely with City staff to improve traffic and pedestrian safety. Join us and help us make a difference in our community.

About your neighborhood

Land use chair: Cory Poole ([email protected])

Police district: 3

Parks: Bill Riegal Park, Cascade Gateway Park

Schools: Corban University, Houck Middle School, Miller Elementary School

Southeast Mill Creek Association BylawsDocument24 KB


Meetings are held the second Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Paradise Island Park, 3100 Turner RD SE, Salem OR 97302. See the calendar for specific dates.

If you want to speak at a neighborhood association meeting, contact the chair.

​Agendas and Minutes

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Nov. 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

A candlelit vigil to honor those we've lost around the world to anti-transgender violence.

Phone: 503-540-2371

Nov. 28
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Nov. 29
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Dec. 10
Southeast Mill Creek Association (SEMCA) Meeting10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Paradise Island Park
3100 Turner RD SE
Salem OR 97302

A regular meeting is held the second Tuesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Dec. 17
South Salem Connect (SSC) Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Westminister Presbyterian Church 3737 Liberty Rd S

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in South Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, all Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

Phone: 503-315-8924

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Upcoming planning hearings, land use hearings, and other notices that affect this neighborhood are listed below.

Salem Demographics
Conditional Use4055 Turner Rd SEHearings Officer12/4/2019Southeast Mill Creek; Ward 3
Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment / Zone Change4300 Block of Rickey Street SESalem Planning Commission7/9/2019Southeast Mill Creek; Ward 3
Conditional Use and Site Plan Review2490 Ewald Av SEHearings Officer6/26/2019Southeast Mill Creek; Morningside; Ward 2
Zone Change and Adjustment2425 Lancaster Dr SEHearings Officer6/26/2019Southeast Mill Creek; Ward 3
Comprehensive Plan Change / Neighborhood Change / Zone Change865 Hawthorne Av SESalem Planning Commission5/21/2019South East Salem; Southeast Mill Creek
Conditional Use, Partition, Urban Growth Preliminary Declaration, Site Plan Review, Adjustment, Driveway Approach 4910 Turner RD SEHearings Officer4/24/2019Southeast Mill Creek; Ward 2; Ward 3; Ward 4

Contact us

Cory Poole, chair
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Neighborhood Services Mailings

Contact your City Councilor

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

Contact your City Councilor

Brad NankeCity Councilor for Ward 3Term expires December 31, 2020

Contact your City Councilor

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

Contact City staff

Irma DowdNeighborhood Services Coordinator