Salem, Ore. — Sally Cook, Salem City Councilor representing Ward 7, announced her resignation on September 23, 2019, effective October 1, 2019. The Salem City Council will appoint a new councilor to fill the vacant position to fulfill the remainder of the term, which expires December 31, 2020. The new councilor will be chosen from a list of a recommendations made by the Board and Commissions Committee
“We are grateful to Councilor Cook’s service to the community,” Said City of Salem Mayor, Chuck Bennett. “Her dedication and compassion brought an important perspective to Council discussions. She will be missed.”
Those interested in serving as Ward 7 City Councilor must:
• Be a registered voter;
• Not be a current City of Salem employee;
• Have lived within Ward 7 continuously during the last 12 months;
• Submit an application to the City Manager’s Office by 11:59 p.m. October 8, 2019.
The application is available on the City’s website, www.cityofsalem.net. Residents should visit the website to find out what ward they live in.
The Salem City Council is composed of one representative from each of Salem’s 8 wards and the Mayor. All members of the City Council, including the Mayor, serve as unpaid volunteer. In addition to twice monthly City Council meetings, members of Council may participate in many community activities and meetings, including workshops, neighborhood association meetings, committee meetings, and other events.