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#SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Sat., June 10th


#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

School Board Candidate Forum at Straub Middle School in #Salem OR – April 20th – Tonight!

Hear from candidates running for the Salem-Keizer School Board

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at Straub Middle School


  • Zone 1: Mark Bateman, Kathy Goss, Kathleen Harder and Ross Swartzendruber
  • Zone 3: Jonathan Baker and Sheronne Blasi
  • Zone 5: Jesse Lippold and Levi Herrera-Lopez
  • Zone 7: Paul Kyllo

See Zone Map

Note: All Salem-Keizer voters vote for candidates in all zones, not just the zone where you live.
There will be a resource table for candidate materials. 

#SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Sat., April 8th


Next Meeting:

Saturday, April 8, 2017 10 AM – 12 PM

Broadway Commons (upstairs meeting room)

  • Salem’s IT Project Manager demonstration of the City’s new, user-friendly website.
  • Nancy MacMorris-Adix, Salem-Keizer School Board Chairperson, on School Board functions and board elections.

    Broadway Commons (upstairs meeting room)
    1300 Broadway St NE, Salem, OR

Next #SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – March 11th


Meeting: #SalemOR CityWatch – Mar. 11th


Established in 1997, Salem CityWatch is one of the longest continually operating citizen activist groups in Oregon.

Feel free to join us and find out what’s going on in Salem. We’re a friendly group…


#SalemOR City Club – Friday, March 3rd

Editing Your News Feeds:
Facts, Alternative Facts, Propaganda and Just Plain BS

Noon –  March 3, 2017  |  11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill

Today, perhaps more than ever, we must take responsibility for vetting the news we receive. Trusted news sources are often compromised by politics, ideology, and/or money. In this day and age when anyone can develop content based on facts, alternative facts, or just plain bull*&^%, click “send” or “post” and have it read around the world, we must be diligent editors of the “news” we receive, even from those we have traditionally trusted. With almost unlimited access to news, how do you know what is factual and what is not?

…read more

Todd Milbourn is an award-winning investigative reporter and journalism instructor at the University of Oregon. He got his start in newspapers at The Modesto Bee, where his investigation of a multimillion dollar housing scheme landed a CEO in prison and inspired a new state law on predatory lending.

More info at Salem City Club…

Doors Open at 11:00

Register by
Wednesday March 1 at Noon

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