City Manager’s Office
555 Liberty St. SE
Room 220
Salem, OR 97301



Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Salem City Manager Keith Stahley

 Keith Stahley seated

Keith Stahley has served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Olympia, Washington, and managed the Office of Community Vitality since 2019. With more than 30 years of local government experience, Keith led community development, climate, community court, housing and homeless response, and economic development programs as Olympia’s Community Planning and Development Director for 14 years. Keith received his Master of Public Administration degree from Florida Atlantic University, his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Syracuse University, and is an International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM).

City Manager Roles and Responsibilities

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council, serves as the chief executive officer of the city, and implements decisions of the City Council.

Responsibilities include:

  • Promotes community and intergovernmental partnerships
  • Facilitates public outreach
  • Informs City Council of operational needs and priority matters
  • Implements City Council direction
  • Prepares annual budgets for the City of Salem and the Urban Renewal Agency
  • Administers city departments and staff

Roles include:

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