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Mike Swaim remembered by Bill Smaldone: “…the people of Salem lost a true friend.” – Please add memories, stories, comments

With the passing of Mike Swaim on December 17 the people of Salem lost a true friend. Many members of City Watch certainly remember well that few local political figures defended the interests of average people in Salem the way Mike did during his three terms as Mayor. For Mike every issue essentially boiled down […]

New Meeting Date!

The Salem CityWatch Board has decided to change the date for general meetings to the 4th Thursday of each month. The last few months have been on the 3rd Thursday. The desire is to avoid conflicts with other groups meeting on the 3rd Thursday. Adjustments will sometimes need to be made in November and December […]

MARION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PRESENTS: EAST #SALEMOR TOWN HALL – WED. DEC. 11TH

Marion County Board of Commissioners presents: East Salem Town Hall Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chemeketa Community College Student Center, Bldg. #2 Let’s Talk! Join the Marion County Board of Commissioners and department representatives for an East Salem Board Session & Town Hall. We’ll cover everything from public safety and […]

Progressive Salem presents: Introduction of 2 Progressive Candidates for Ward 3 City Council seat – Monday, Nov. 11th

Progressive Salem presents: Introduction of 2 Progressive Candidates for Ward 3 City Council seat Monday, November 11, 2019 | 7:00 PM Marion County Democrats Office | 245 High Street NE (new location) The purpose of the meeting is to introduce 2 progressive candidates for Salem City Council, Trevor Phillips and Vanessa Nordyke.  Trevor is running […]

Next Salem CityWatch Meeting: “Community Women of Power making a Difference” – Thursday, October 17th

Next Salem CityWatch Meeting: New Date! – New Time! – New Venue! “Community Women of Power making a Difference” Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 6:00 to 8:00 PM First Christian Church | 685 Marion St NE, Salem Sandra Burnett, Exec. Dir., Salem Art Association: Recent activities and plans for the future. Jane Downing, Exec. Dir., […]

New Salem CityWatch Meeting Dates – New Meeting Time – New Venue – Starting in September!

New Salem CityWatch Meeting Date, Time, and Venue! Salem CityWatch is on break for the Summer! However, the CityWatch Board still meets in the Summer and recently decided on a new venue for General Meetings when we meet again as a group in September. New dates:  3rd Thursday of each month New Time: 6:00 PM to […]