Salem has an uncommonly diverse population for a city of its size, including people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, a range of incomes, and a spectrum of ages, educational attainments, spiritual affiliations, and family structures. This diversity makes Salem a dynamic place to live, and many in the city see it as key to the city’s success. To celebrate its varied population and ensure continued diversity, Salem should embrace equity and inclusivity of both opportunities and outcomes—particularly as the population is expected to grow.
Salem believes that equity and inclusivity can only advance so far without robust engagement from everyone involved. See below for ways to engage with the city, its leaders, and community partner organizations.