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
Sep. 26
Meeting of the Human Rights LGBTQ Rights Task Force6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Sep. 27
Board and Commission Appointments Committee meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Downtown Advisory Board12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Oct. 02
Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Lecture Hall
Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Salem Planning Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

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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