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Center 50 Plus Launches WOW Van to Keep Seniors Connected

October 19, 2020

Salem’s Center 50+ now offers mobile wellness services. With the support from Salem Health, United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, P3 Health Partners Oregon, and Home Instead Senior Care, Center 50+ now delivers socially distanced wellness services to area seniors.

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Finalists Invited to Interview for Salem Police Chief

October 16, 2020

After an in-depth recruitment and screening process, the City of Salem has invited two candidates to interview for the planned Police Chief vacancy for retiring Chief Jerry Moore.

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Congratulations City Councilor Brad Nanke

October 15, 2020

The prestigious James C. Richards Award was presented Wednesday to Salem City Councilor Brad Nanke during the League of Oregon Cities’ 95th Annual Conference, which was held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The award is given to an elected city official who serves the citizens of Oregon through an exceptional personal investment in intergovernmental affairs.

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City Reports Progress on Council Priorities

October 13, 2020

Survey finds Salem residents satisfied with core services, concerned about homelessness

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Are You Ready? Step 7: Reconnect and Restore

October 12, 2020

Once you've taken care of the urgent and immediate needs after an earthquake, continue to follow the plan you prepared in advance

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Are You Ready? Step 6: Improve Safety

October 11, 2020

Once the earthquake is over, take action quickly and safely

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Are You Ready? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On

October 9, 2020

Taking quick action to protect yourself when an earthquake starts shaking can save your life.

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Temporary Street Closure on Chemeketa Street NE October 12-16

October 9, 2020

Beginning Monday, October 12, 2020, Chemeketa Street NE will close to all traffic between 12th Street NE and 13th Street. Bicycle and pedestrian detours will be in place. This closure is necessary for Union Pacific Railroad to complete repairs. Chemeketa Street NE is expected to re-open by Saturday, October 17.

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Salem Public Library Storytime Live Online

October 8, 2020

Families with toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Youth Services staff for special LIVE storytimes online the first Saturday of each month. Sign up to receive a Zoom meeting invitation and passcode at https://form.cityofsalem.net/s3/Storytime-Live-at-SPL.

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Are You Ready? Step 4: Minimize Financial Hardship

October 7, 2020

Earthquakes can have long-lasting financial consequences, but you can minimize hardship by preparing now

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What’s happening
Oct. 21
Airport Advisory Commission Meeting6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Salem Municipal Airport
2990 25th ST SE
Salem OR 97302

Regular meeting of the Airport Advisory Commission

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

Phone: 503-588-3614

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 503-588-3614 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 22
Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar8:00 a.m.8:20 a.m.Salem Public Library

Mientras la biblioteca está cerrada al público, comparte el amor de literatura con su familia viendo nuestras SPL Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar. Cada pequeño episodio, lanzado cada jueves, tiene canciones y rimas de algunos de nuestros libros favoritos. Tenemos muchas ganas de verlos en la biblioteca, pero mientras tanto, por favor disfruten de nuestros episodios de Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar desde la seguridad de su propia casa. Visita https://www.facebook.com/@CiudaddeSalemOregon o https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. Please email [email protected] for Zoom meeting access.

Phone: 503-540-2303

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Downtown Advisory Committee12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular Meeting of the Downtown Advisory Board

Agenda:

Downtown Advisory Board Agenda

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.

Mummy at Mystery Mansion Live Stream from Talewise1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Kids in grades K - 5 are invited to explore some spooky and exciting science concepts about blackouts, mummification, and more! Phone: 503-588-6315

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Community Policing Performance Audit Steering Committee Agenda4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

First meeting of the Community Policing Performance Audit Steering Committee

Agenda:

Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2426

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 503-540-2426 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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