West Salem Neighborhood Association


Founded in 1975, the West Salem Neighborhood Association serves as a forum for neighbors to come together to create the community where you want to live. The association seeks to involve neighbors in local government planning and decision-making. If you live, work, or own property in West Salem, you are invited to join the conversation.

West Salem Neighborhood Association, in the northwest part of the city, is bordered by the Willamette in the southeast and is located in Polk County. The business districts of West Salem are located on Edgewater Street and Wallace Road.

About your neighborhood

Land use chair: Steve Anderson ([email protected])

Police district: 5

Parks: Audubon Nature Reserve, Brush College, Chandler Nature Area, College Heights, Eaglesview, Eola Ridge, Grice Hill, Orchard Heights, Straub Nature, Wallace Marine Park & Sports Complex, West Salem, Minto-Brown Island Park

Schools: Brush College Elementary, Chapman Hill Elementary, Harritt Elementary, Kalapuya Elementary, Myers Elementary, Straub Middle, Walker Middle, West Salem High, Riviera Christian School

West Salem Urban Renewal PlanPlan7/10/2019920 KB
West Salem Neighborhood Association BylawsDocument10/16/2017208 KB
West Salem URA OverviewDocument3/21/2017459 KB
West Salem Neighborhood PlanMaster Plan2/14/20171319 KB
West Salem URA Redevelopment Grant ProgramDocument172 KB
West Salem Redevelopment Grant ApplicationApplication or Form224 KB


Meetings are held the third Monday at 7 p.m. at Roth’s IGA, 1130 Wallace RD NW, Salem OR 97304. 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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Dec. 16
West Salem Neighborhood Association7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth’s Fresh Markets
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304

Regular Meeting

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

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting 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. 25

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

Learn more

Dec. 26
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.West Salem Boys & Girls Club
925 Gerth ST NW
OR 97304

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. For more information, call City of Salem Neighborhood Services at 503-588-6207.

Jan. 01
New Year's Day

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

Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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


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

Salem Demographics
Comp Plan Zone Change / Zone Change2465, 2499, 2501 & 2519 Wallace Rd NW and 1221 Riverbend Rd NWCity Council10/28/2019West Salem; Ward 8
Class 3 Design Reivew / Class 3 Site Plan Review1257 2nd St NWSalem Planning Commission10/1/2019West Salem; Ward 1
Class 3 Design Review / Class 3 Site Plan Review / Class 2 Adjustment / Class 2 Driveway Approach Permit1233 Edgewater St NWSalem Planning Commission10/1/2019West Salem; Ward 1
Comprehensive Plan Map Change / Zone Change / Zone Change2465, 2499, 2501 & 2519 Wallace Rd NW & 1221 Riverbend Rd NWSalem Planning Commission9/3/2019West Salem; Ward 8

Contact us

Kevin ChambersChair
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Contact your City Councilor

Cara KaserCity Councilor for Ward 1Term expires December 31, 2020

Contact your City Councilor

Jim LewisCity Councilor for Ward 8Term expires December 31, 2022

Contact City staff

Irma DowdNeighborhood Services Coordinator