NEN Meetings are now held once a month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

To join the meeting, send us an email at

-City Councilor Reports

-Other business

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The NEN Board will present to the General Membership recommended changes to the NEN Bylaws at the annual meeting in the fall. If you wish to receive a copy of the proposed changes or attend the August 11 meeting via Zoom please click on the Contacts and Community Links tab above and send us a message.

Information on Covid-19

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What is Salem's vision for the future?

How do we want Salem to grow and develop? What goals do we have? How can we improve our community?

The City is in the midst of a multi-year project to update the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan, which guides development in the Salem area. This is a big project, so it has been broken into phases.

The City has wrapped up the first phase and is now conducting community-wide visioning. Since the summer of 2019, City staff has been out and about, talking to the community about future growth and development in Salem. What thoughts, concerns, and ideas do you have for the future?

The City expects to engage the community in a variety of ways, including public workshops, outreach at community events, stakeholder interviews, surveys, and more.

To share your thoughts, click HERE.

Geer Park Updates

The City of Salem is also preparing to add new uses and facilities to undeveloped areas of Geer Park, a 44-acre community park located at 241 Geer Drive NE. As a first step, we are updating the park master plan.

Visit our virtual project open house to learn about and provide feedback on the master plan update. The online open house will be available through June 21, 2020.  Click HERE to take a look.

Adopt-A-Street Cleanup (Saturday, July 25)

Help clean up our neighborhood. We pick up litter along the 12th Street Promenade, which runs along the east side of 12th St between Mill St SE and Union St NE. The event will take place at 9 AM on Saturday, July 25. Please meet at the Safeway parking lot, located at 1265 Center St NE in Salem.

All necessary materials and supplies (trash bags, buckets, gloves, safety vests, trash grabbers, signs) will be provided at the event. 

If you have any questions regarding this event, please call Nick at 503-551-5810.




The Englewood Forest Festival Board has sadly and reluctantly decided to cancel the event in Englewood Park planned for August 8, 2020 after the Governor's announcement on May 7.

The EFF Board is looking into other possible alternatives to support our local artist community.

Our next festival is scheduled for August 14, 2021. 


For more information,  click HERE.


NEN now meets once a month at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market Street NE. Everyone is welcome! If you arrive after 6:30 pm, please bring a cell phone as the door will be locked. Should you need ADA accommodations, please click HERE

Meeting agenda here or receive agendas by e-mail. (Links to City of Salem Web site)


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