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
Dec. 10
Cultural Tourism and Promotion Advisory Board meeting6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Hallie Ford Museum of Art
700 State St
Salem
OR 97301

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

Agenda:

https://www.cityofsalem.net/meetingdocs/cultural-tourism-promotion-advisory-board-agenda-2019-12-10.pdf

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

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

Dec. 11
Joint URA, SHA and Council Board and Commission Appointments Committee meeting 8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301

Meeting of the Joint Urban Renewal Agency, Salem Housing Authority and City of Salem Board and Commission Appointments Committee

Agenda:

​Board and Commission Appointments Committee meeting agenda for December 11, 2019

Phone: 503-588-6255

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 503-588-6255 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Salem Public Library Advisory Board5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Monthly meeting of the Salem Public Library Advisory Board.

Agenda:

Salem Public Library Advisory Board Agenda Packet

Phone: 503-588-6071

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 503-588-6071 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Dec. 17
Cancelled - 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:

​Agenda

Phone: 503-588-6173

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 503-588-6173 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Dec. 25
Christmas

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

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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: