Salem, Ore. — The City of Salem has chosen Brian Martin to lead the Public Works Department as its new Director. Mr. Martin has served as Acting Public Works Director since January 2023.
Brian has been employed by the City of Salem for more than 17 years and previously held the position of City Engineer. During his career with Salem, he has been responsible for delivering engineering, construction, and project management leadership for Salem’s largest infrastructure projects.
“Brian has a more than 30-year career as a professional engineer and has served in a variety of capacities,” says Salem City Manager Keith Stahley, “I believe Brian’s organizational history, his knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences as well as his humble demeanor make him the perfect person to lead the Public Works Department today and into the future.”
Mr. Martin plans to continue providing responsible stewardship of the Public Works Department to ensure that safe, reliable, and efficient infrastructure is available for our entire community.
The Public Works Department plans, constructs, operates, and maintains critical City infrastructure that reach into the homes and neighborhoods of every Salem resident. The Department protects and delivers safe and reliable drinking water, collects and treats sewage, builds and improves streets and sidewalks, controls for flooding, manages construction projects, and utility billing services.
Brian and his wife Jessica have three grown children and reside in West Salem. In their free time, they enjoy spending time on their boat or camping in the high desert of Eastern Oregon.
Join us in congratulating Brian Martin, Salem’s Public Works Director.