New Member Feature | Steve Powers

Last week, we were able to welcome one of our newest member: Steve Powers. Get to know him better by reading his introduction, as read by Mayor Anna Peterson:

“We at the City of Salem are fortunate to welcome Steve Powers as our new City Manager.  Steve comes to us with excellent credentials including four years as City Administrator with Ann Arbor, Michigan, fifteen years as County Administrator with Marquette, Michigan, two years as County Coordinator with Martin County, Minnesota, and seven years as Assistant County Administrator/Assistant to the Administrator with Jackson County, Oregon.

Steve has a successful and proven background in economic and community development, finance management and intergovernmental and regional cooperation among other significant accomplishments.  Those who have worked with Steve hold him in high regard as a City Administrator and Manager.

In addition to his vast experience Steve also comes to the City of Salem with an outstanding education including a Master in Public Administration from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Political Science from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

Along with his experience and education, Steve has a strong commitment to his family and community.  He was born in San Diego, California and raised in Chicago.  He and his wife Jayne have three grown children, two of which plan to join him here in Oregon!  Steve joined the Rotary in 1995 and is a Paul Harris Fellow.  He has been and continues to be active in community and club service.

As you can see from his education to his experience Steve charted a path to becoming an exceptional City Manager and we are fortunate that path led him and his family to the City of Salem!

I am very pleased to introduce, Steve Powers, the new City Manager for the City of Salem.