Check out the new housing portal, which serves as a repository of documents pertaining to the City’s work on affordable housing.


Thank you to everyone that has joined in the Imagine Salem conversation. We learned so much and are eager to share the findings with you. Check out the progress report, which includes all of our findings, as well as ideas on how to bring to life the suggestions that are most important to you.

Our work is not done! The Imagine Salem conversation continues. We are now working on developing specific goals and action items to reach them. We invite you to continue to be involved. To receive future updates, or to send comments, please contact us at:

‘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.


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