‘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

Imagine Salem is a citywide conversation to identify how Salem should be in 2026—that’s the year we’ll be celebrating our 400th! We are building from recent planning work and want your help to develop a set of shared values and a shared vision. The vision will serve as a guide for future decisions. The dialogue will be framed around housing, jobs and transportation, with themes of equity and inclusiveness woven throughout the topics.


Imagine Salem es una conversación a lo largo y ancho de la ciudad para identificar cómo deberá ser Salem en el 2026— ¡Ese es el año en que celebraremos nuestro 400 Aniversario! Estamos partiendo de trabajos recientes de planificación y necesitamos su ayuda para desarrollar un conjunto de valores compartidos y una visión concertada. La visión servirá como guía para futuras decisiones. El diálogo se enmarcará en torno a la vivienda, los empleos y el transporte, siendo la equidad y la inclusividad parte esencial de los temas.



THANK YOU to everyone that has joined in the Imagine Salem conversation. We would like to provide a special thanks to the community volunteers that helped guide the process. We have made great progress over the last few months thanks to your efforts. We’ve had over 1,100 survey responses and input from dozens of coffee conversations, neighborhood meetings, and other gatherings!

We are now going to put our heads down and roll up our sleeves to review the feedback that you provided us. That input will be used to develop a set of shared values and a vision for the next ten years which will be provided in a report.

We will be back early in the summer with a draft of the report for you to comment on- stay tuned!


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