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2017 #SalemOR Movies in the Park


Most Saturdays in July and August – after it starts getting dark

At the Salem Riverfront Park Amphitheater

Salem Movies in the Park Current Season

#SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Sat., June 10th


#SalemOR Strategic Plan Open House – Thurs. June 1st

Salem Strategic Plan Open House #2

Thursday, June 1 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Broadway Commons

Come provide input on Salem’s Strategic Plan goal priorities, make suggestions for actions the City should take, and tell us how you would measure success.

At the Open House, you can learn about how Council and community input have informed the Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals in Salem’s Strategic Plan.

Can’t join the Open House? Follow along here: http://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/salem-strategic-plan.aspx

How can you provide input into the strategic planning process?

  • Drop in anytime between 6-8 PM on June 1 (we’ll have a brief presentation at 6:30 PM)
  • Write in anytime to cbusch@cityofsalem.net
  • Participate in a City Council Work Group or Work Session (dates, times and topics are featured on Salem’s web page)

Broadway Commons
1300 Broadway St NE

Courtney Knox Busch
Strategic Initiatives Manager
City of Salem | City Manager’s Office
555 Liberty St SE, RM 220

Get #SalemOR Moving – Building an Active & Age-Friendly Transportation Network -Wed., May 24th

Public Meeting #2 Flyer

Public Meeting #2 Flyer sp


Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Salem’s Center 50+

Walk with nationally-renowned walking expert Dan Burden & to learn how YOU can help Salem build an Active & Age-Friendly Transportation Network!

  • 4pm-6pm Winter-Maple Family-Friendly Bikeway Open House
    (Give feedback on the newest progress update!)
  • 5pm-6pm Neighborhood Walk with Community Leaders
    (Learn how healthy streets create healthy neighborhoods!)
  • 6pm-7:30pm Presentation and Q & A with Dan Burden
    (Ask the hard questions about how to make it happen in Salem!)

Light snacks and refreshments provided by North Salem High School Culinary Program.

Raffle prizes for attendees!


Phone: 503-588-6211

Extended Deadline: Third Annual Historic Photo and Video Contest – HLC in #SalemOR

Deadline for the Third Annual Historic Photo and Video Contest has been extended to May 15, 2017.

The Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) is sponsoring a Historic Photo and Video Contest in honor of Historic Preservation Month, May 2017.

The Commission is looking for photos and videos highlighting Salem’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, and places that matter to Salem residents. This contest is for amateur and professional photographers.

This year’s contest consists of four categories:

  • Best Historic Building
  • Best Historic Neighborhood
  • Best Historic Place
  • Best video

The HLC will vote on the winning submissions. All photos and videos will be exhibited at the Oregon State Capitol June 1–15, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the top entry in each category in addition to a Chairman’s Choice Award and an Honorable Mention winner.

  • Submissions will be updated weekly on the City’s Facebook page beginning March 28, 2017 in the 2017 Historic Photo Contest album.

Contest guidelines

    • You are allowed one photo per category or a 10-15 second video highlighting your favorite historic buildings, places, and neighborhoods.
    • A completed photo and video release form must be included with all submissions.
    • All submissions are due by May 15, 2017.
    • Photo submissions:
      • Submit two image files. Add the text THIS PLACE MATTERS to one of the image files
      • Be a .jpg or .tiff image taken with a resolution of 8 megapixels or higher
      • Include the category
      • Save the file with your name, a title describing the image and the category, e.g. firstname-lastname-jason-lee-house-neighborhood.jpg
    • Videos submissions:
      • Include the text THIS PLACE MATTERS in the picture.
      • Be published on Vimeo or YouTube with a link to the video.
    • Submissions should be sent electronically, by mail, or in person to:

Kimberli Fitzgerald or Sally Long

Historic Photo Contest
City of Salem Planning Division
555 Liberty ST SE, RM 305
Salem OR 97301

#SalemOR City Club – Today!

Child Welfare: Global to Local

Friday, May 5, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (lunch starts at 11:30 | Talk starts at 12:00)

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill

Oregon’s Child Welfare system is continually in the news, including stories about the need for foster parents and improved safety for children.

What is Oregon doing to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable children? How does that compare to what other states and countries are doing?

Meet Lena Alhusseini, Oregon’s new Child Welfare Director. She will address these questions.

Alhusseini brings a global view of child safety services to Salem City Club. Born in Jerusalem and raised in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, Alhusseini established the Jordan River Foundation’s child protection unit which was the first Middle East organization to address the issue of child abuse. She also served with global organizations such as USAID, UNICEF and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

She comes to Oregon from New York, where she served as the Executive Director of the Arab-American Family Support Center. As Oregon’s Child Welfare Director her vision is to help build a family support center model that connects vulnerable families with their community and the local services they need to keep their children safe and at home.

Doors Open at 11:00

Non-Member Program Only (No Lunch) – $7.00

Salem City Club Event

Free TREE Fund webinar with CEUs on Thurs., April 13th

“Tree Risk Assessment – Perceptions, Reality, and Reliability”

Featuring Dr. Andrew Koeser (University of Florida)

Assistant Professor of Urban Tree & Landscape Management, U. of FL, Gulf Coast REC

April 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm CDT (10:00 AM Pacific Time)

Pre-registration is recommended but not required.

On April 13th, log in at treefund.org.

1 CEU credit available from ISA

Howsafe is this tree? It’s a critical question, but the answer is not always straightforward. Learn to avoid the pitfalls of tree risk assessment as Dr. Koeser highlights sources of variation and potential bias when rating a tree’s likelihood of impact, likelihood of failure, and consequences of failure. Improve your assessment ability as he discusses opportunities for avoiding false precision and making the process more repeatable.

Dr. Koeser has received several TREE Fund grants; read his research here.

Special thanks to Alabama Cooperative Extension System for hosting this webinar.

TREE Fund | 630.369.8300 | treefund@treefund.org | treefund.org

TREE Fund | 552 S. Washington St., Suite 109, Naperville, IL 60540