Imagine Salem:
Community Visioning for 2026

Imagine Salem is a citywide conversation to identify what kind of city Salem should be in 2026—the year we’ll be celebrating our 400th!

Imagine Salem brought people, organizations, and businesses together from across the community to have a conversation about what they want Salem to look like. The conversation was framed around community, housing, jobs, and transportation and established this vision for the city:

In 2026 we are a sustainable and livable city where we celebrate our diverse histories and where people of all backgrounds and means participate and thrive.

This website will continue to grow with information, links and communication points, allowing you to be a part of this important process.


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Guiding Principles

‘Imagine Salem’ will help us shape the important aspects of our community that are within our control and help us set a collective course forward…with a deadline to achieve what we value.”
— Mayor Kim Driscoll