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    AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMISSION

    ESTABLISHING ORDINANCE: SRC Chapter 9 (last printing 6/95)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Seven
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: At least two members of the commission shall be active pilots holding a current valid pilots license with a rating of private pilot or higher. At least one member shall be a resident of the ward in which the airport is located. One member shall be an individual who is appointed by the Mayor as a representative of the Army Aviation Support Facility after considering the recommendation of the Adjutant General.

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    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF APPEALS

    AUTHORITY: SRC Chapter 4 (last printing 3/92)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Nine
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: The Board shall be composed of: one architect; one general contractor; an attorney; one electrical contractor or electrical engineer; one person engaged in conducting a plumbing business; one registered heating contractor; one person from the fire insurance industry; one citizen at-large; and, one structural engineer. Members must be residents or have their place of business within the city limits.

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    BOARD OF ETHICS

    AUTHORITY: SRC Chapter 12 (last printing 4/95)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    with Council Confirmation
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Five
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Members shall be residents of the City of Salem.

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    CITIZEN BUDGET COMMITTEE

    AUTHORITY: ORS 294.341 (last printing 1963) and, Appointment procedure Council Rule 38 (last printing 3/94)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Council interview and election
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Nine
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: ORS 294.336 (2) The budget committee shall consist of the members of the governing body and a number, equal to the number of members of the governing body, of qualified electors of the municipal corporation appointed by the governing body. Rules of the Council, No. 38(i) In order to maintain geographic balance, the appointive members of the budget committee shall consist of one elector from each ward and one elector from the city at-large.

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    CITIZENS ADVISORY TRAFFIC COMMISSION

    AUTHORITY: SRC Chapter 5 (last printing 7/88)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Nine
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None

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    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

    AUTHORITY: Section 92 of the City Charter as amended by 92A-1 (last printing 5/79)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral recommendation requiring Council approval
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Three
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: No member of the Commission shall hold any other public office, place, position or employment with the City. No person shall be appointed a member of the commission who is not a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City. The persons appointed shall be known to believe in the principles of Civil Service.

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    SALEM CULTURAL & TOURISM PROMOTION ADVISORY BOARD

    AUTHORITY:SRC Chapter 16 (last printing 9/95)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Recommended by Mayor, after consultation with the board chair, approved by Council
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS:Nine
    TERM LENGTH:Three Years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:The members shall be residents of or have their places of business in the City of Salem. One member shall be a representative of the for-profit tourism industry.

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    DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD

    AUTHORITY: Resolution No. 95-73 (last printing 6/95)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Common Council
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Eleven
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Six persons represent the interests of small and large businesses, property owners and others with financial or occupational interests within the Riverfront Downtown Urban Renewal Area with one specifically representing the West Salem Business District. Five persons representing the Salem community at large, with one specifically representing West Salem. No specific city residency requirement.

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    DOWNTOWN PARKING ADVISORY BOARD

    AUTHORITY: SRC Chapter 7 (last printing 5/93)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayor recommends after consultation with the board, Council approves
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Eleven
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Nine of the members shall each be the proprietor, manager, or assistant manager of a business with a situs in, carrying on an occupation headquartered in, or own property in, the Downtown Parking District. Two of the appointed members shall represent the general public and shall be residents of or have their place of business in the City of Salem.

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    HISTORIC LANDMARKS ADVISORY COMMISSION

    AUTHORITY: SRC Chapter 20 (last printing 5/93)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Eleven
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: The members shall be residents of or have their places of business in the City of Salem and shall be composed of: One representative of the Salem American Institute of Architects Chapter with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation; one representative of the development community such as a realtor, builder, appraiser, etc.; one professional museum staff person; one representative of the downtown business/professional community; one member of a local county historical society; one position with a background and experience in architectural history or art history; and, five positions at-large who have indicated a desire and interest in serving and have demonstrated interest or experience in historic preservation, history or architecture.

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    HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    AUTHORITY:Housing Authority Resolution No. 748 (last printing 12/84)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Housing Authority Chair, with Board approval
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Ten
    TERM LENGTH: Four years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:The committee shall represent, as far as practicable: 1. the general public; 2. persons being assisted by the Salem Housing Authority; 3. real estate sales, development and finance; 4. elderly and minority groups, 5. elected or appointed officials of social services agencies; 6. school district 24J; and, 7. legal and design professions. There is no in-city residency requirement.

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    HUMAN RIGHTS AND RELATIONS ADVISORY COMMISSION

    AUTHORITY: Chapter 8 (last printing 1/94)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Nine
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Appointments are to be representative of the residents of the City of Salem.

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    SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD

    AUTHORITY: SRC Chapter 18 (last printing 1/95)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:Common Council
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Nine
    TERM LENGTH: Four years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: No residency requirement mentioned.

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    NORTH GATEWAY REDEVELOPMENT BOARD

    AUTHORITY:Resolution No. 90-6 (last printing 1/90)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayor recommendation City Council approval
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS:Eleven
    TERM LENGTH:Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Five members shall represent the interests of small and large businesses, property owners and others with financial or occupational interests within the North Gateway Urban Renewal area. Three members will represent the Salem community at large. Three members will represent the residential areas within and adjacent to the North Gateway Urban Renewal area.

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    SALEM PARK AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

    AUTHORITY: SRC Chapter 13 (last printing 5/93)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Common Council
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Nine
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: One member shall be chosen to represent the Salem School District. Members shall be chosen from among such persons concerned with and interested in the development of public parks and playgrounds and like public places in the city. Members shall be residents of or have their places of business in the City of Salem.

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    SALEM PLANNING COMMISSION

    AUTHORITY: SRC Chapter 6 (last printing 5/93)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Interview and election by Council
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Seven
    TERM LENGTH: Four years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Not more than one may be a non-resident of the City. No more than one voting member shall be engaged principally in the buying, selling or developing of real estate for profit. No more than one voting member shall be engaged in the same kind of business, trade, or profession.

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    SENIOR CENTER ADVISORY COMMISSION

    AUTHORITY:SRC Chapter 20E (last printing 5/94)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Nine
    TERM LENGTH:Three Years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:Committee shall consist of nine voting members, six of which shall be 55 years of age or older.

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    ADVISORY COMMISSION FOR SENIOR CONCERNS

    AUTHORITY:SRC Chapter 20D (last printing 5/93)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS:Nine
    TERM LENGTH:Two Years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: At least five members shall be 55 years of age or older. A majority of the members shall be residents of or have their places of business in the City of Salem.

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    SALEM SISTER CITY ADVISORY COMMISSION

    AUTHORITY: SRC 20.010-070
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS:Six*
    TERM LENGTH:Three Years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: The Commission shall consist of the mayor as honorary chairperson; two representatives from each active official sister city organization; and two at-large members. No in-city residency requirements. *(Number of members may fluctuate depending of number of active official sister city organizations.)

    CURRENT MEMBERS:
    This Advisory Commission is inactive at this time.

    STAFF LIAISON: Linda Berman, 588-6255

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    SALEM SOCIAL SERVICE ADVISORY BOARD

    AUTHORITY: SRC Chapter 3 (last printing 5/93)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Eleven
    TERM LENGTH: Three years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:The Commission shall consist of the Chair of the Human Rights & Relations Advisory Commission or their designee, a representative of United Way, the president of the Chamber of Commerce or their designee, and eight other members to be appointed by the mayor. Members shall be residents of or have their place of business in the City of Salem.

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    SALEM YOUTH ADVISORY COMMISSION

    ESTABLISHING ORDINANCE: SRC Chapter 17 (last printing 5/93)
    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral
    NUMBER OF MEMBERS : Twenty
    TERM LENGTH: Two years
    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Fourteen may not be older than 21 years of age at the time of appointment representing each of the local high schools and colleges. The other seven voting members may be over 21 years of age and include one representative from the 24J School Board and one representative from the Salem Police Department.


    Source: City of Salem



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