Boards & Commissions

​Over the years, the City Council has developed an extensive system of resident groups established to advise them in specific subject areas​—such as the budget, land use, and social services. Here you will find information about each board and commission, including current members and membership requirements.

From time to time, City Council will appoint a group of stakeholder representatives to advise them on an issue of interest in our community. These groups, often established as task forces or committees, may include the Mayor, councilors, and residents or business representatives with an interest in a particular area of Salem or an interest specific to the issue. Some are ongoing, ad hoc, or of limited duration. These groups hold public meetings, are often staffed by those with subject matter expertise and professional experience, and develop recommendations for the City Council to consider.

What’s happening
Aug. 22
Downtown Advisory Board12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting of the Downtown Advisory Board

Agenda:

​Downtown Advisory Board Agenda for August 22, 2019

Phone: 503-588-6178

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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 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Sep. 02
Labor Day

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

Sep. 03
Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Lecture Hall
Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first Tuesday of every month.

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

Phone: 503-588-6303

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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 503-588-6303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month.

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

Phone: 530-588-6173

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 530-588-6173 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Sep. 10
Cultural Tourism and Promotion Advisory Board meeting6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Monthly meeting of the Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board.

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

Phone: Chris Neider, Staff Liaison, 503-540-2361

Learn more

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 Chris Neider, Staff Liaison, 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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
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