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#SalemOR FOR: “4th Sunday at 4” OR. Black History Month Celebration in music and more! – Sun. Feb. 25th


Programs of Peace, Justice and Nonviolence for 30 plus years

“4th Sunday at 4”

Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 4:00 PM

Salem Friends Meeting House | 490 – 19th Street NE


Our guest presenters are:

  • Salem gospel soloist Ms. Glenda Faye Pullem
  • Ms. Glendora Claybrooks, CEO of Friends of the African Union (FAU) and current Washington County Democratic Party Black Caucus Chair, will lead us in a dialogue on “Universal Health Care.”
  • Aneesah Furqan-Peace serves as the  V.P. of the Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA), that is a statewide organization, currently  celebrating its 40th year anniversary, and whose purpose is to improve the political, educational, social, legal and economic status of Blacks in Oregon. Aneesah will provide us with an overview of the OABA.

Please invite others and join us for this celebration

Pot luck meal follows the program

Everyone Welcome!


Information: 503-371-6109


Call to submit comments & attend “Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force” meeting at #SalemOR Public Library – Feb 6

Call to submit comments & attend…

“Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force”

This is the first of three Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force meetings.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Anderson Room

“Established by Mayor Chuck Bennett, the task force is chaired by Councilor Cara Kaser (Ward 1) and will address specific impacts of homelessness in downtown Salem including trash, health, hygiene, and perceptions of safety. They will work toward identifying specific, measurable, and time-bound solutions that make the downtown inviting and welcoming to all Salem residents and visitors. They will also ensure that solutions equitably address the rights of downtown customers, visitors, businesses, property owners, and individuals experiencing homelessness. The task force will examine applying the same recommended downtown solutions to issues in north Salem.

The Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force comprises individuals with a breadth of experiences and roles in the community. Task force members include city councilors, business owners, service providers, neighborhood association representatives, property owners, residents and advocates for the homeless.

“Additional meetings will be held on Mar. 6 and Mar. 20. All meetings are open to the public and written comments will be accepted. The agendas will not include time for oral comment. Comments can be submitted to the City Recorder’s office by emailing cityrecorder@cityofsalem.net.”

Contact Info:
Kenny Larson
Communications & Community Engagement Manager
City of Salem | City Manager’s Office
555 Liberty St SE, RM 220

klarson@cityofsalem.net | 503-588-6363

#SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Sat. Jan. 13th


Next Meeting:

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


  • Courtney Knox Busch, City of Salem: The Strategic Plan just approved by City Council
  • Michael Slater: Presentation on the new Salem Corridor Project

Broadway Commons – 3rd floor meeting room
1300 Broadway St NE
Salem, Oregon

Repost: State Street Corridor Plan Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting at #SalemOR Public Library – Tues. Jan. 23rd – Open to All!

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Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

 Salem Public Library | Anderson Rooms

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the State Street Corridor Plan project will meet on Tuesday, January 23rd.

All are invited to attend!

The committee will hear an update on the project, including how staff has proposed to address recent comments from the public. The update will cover revisions to the proposed mixed-use zones on State Street and an analysis of development feasibility in the corridor. The committee will also discuss the preferred street design.

The State Street Corridor Plan project builds off of the work done by Northeast Neighbors (NEN) and Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association (SESNA) in the adopted NEN-SESNA Neighborhood Plan. It also advances City Council’s economic development goal and strategies.

The project seeks to revitalize State Street between 12th and 25th Street into a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use corridor.


If you have questions or comments, please contact Eunice Kim at ekim@cityofsalem.net.

Salem Public Library, Anderson Rooms
585 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97301

Eunice Kim, Project Manager


#SalemOR City Club: State Health Provider Tax To Help Fund Healthcare? – Fri. Jan. 5th

SCC Short Burgundy JPG (250 by 111)Salem City Club Presents:

State Health Provider Tax To Help Fund Healthcare?

Friday, January 5, 2018 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill

The 2017 Legislature enacted a tax on hospital bills and some health insurance premiums to help fund expansion of the Oregon Health Plan.  More than 82,000 Oregon voters signed referendum petitions, forcing an up or down statewide vote on January 23.  Come hear all about it!*

*Please note that lunch reservations are non-refundable and due by noon on the Wednesday before the program. If you are unable to attend the luncheon and have a lunch reservation, please be aware that cancellations made after noon on Wednesday will not be granted. In this case, payment for the reserved lunch is still owed. 

Salem City Club Event Page

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
1313 Mill St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Age-Friendly Initiative Planning Meeting in #SalemOr – Now! Wed. Nov. 8th

On Wednesday, November 8, from 2–4 p.m. at Center 50+, the City will host a panel discussion on Transportation and Connectivity for Salem’s older adults. This will be the first in a series of meetings discussing livability in Salem.

Residents are encouraged to attend and participate.

The Salem City Council made a commitment to make our city a great place for people of all ages. Center 50+ accepted the World Health Organization’s challenge to develop an action plan to establish Salem as an Age-Friendly Community. Created in June 2005, the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Community program helps communities prepare for a rapidly aging population and give increased attention to the environmental, economic, and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. By doing so, these communities will be better equipped to meet resident’s needs, regardless of their age.

Learn more about Salem’s Age Friendly Initiative​​

Center 50+ is Salem’s premier non-membership community center providing programs and services to adults age 50 and older. Center 50+ serves more than 850 people a day and is located at 2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97301. 

#SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Sat. Nov. 11th