Monday, January 16, 2017

SGNA Parks and Grants


CERT Program

As a community we need to be prepared for dealing with natural disasters. CERT is a program that you will be hearing more about and we need leaders to step up in these zones. We will be providing more information and looking for participants in the weeks/months ahead.

Sal em Parks Foundation Grant Application

At our January meeting, we received information about the potential for one of our parks to receive some TLC and have it paid for through a grant. Here is more information and the application. As a board, the SGNA will be looking at projects and we welcome any and all input from our neighbors in our area.

Monday, January 2, 2017


Hello Neighbors!
We are getting some momentum on preparing our area for emergencies!

We will be having our first official South Gateway CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Meeting on Sunday, January 8th from 6:00-7:30pm at Our Savior's Lutheran's Meeting Hall. 1770 Baxter Road SE | Salem, OR 97306. This is not in the main church building, but in the smaller building closer to Baxter road and at the top of the hill.

These meetings will occur at the same time and place each month, the SECOND SUNDAY FROM 6-7:30pm.

If you are interested in just finding out more about CERT or about preparing your own home for a disaster or in heading up, or joining, a team for your own South Salem neighborhood or in establishing caches full of emergency supplies or if you want to be part of organizing this entire South Gateway area with CERT teams, then we welcome you to join us.

I hope to see you there.
Juli Stubblefield

Thursday, December 22, 2016



News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: December 20th, 2016 4:51 PM

In the 2016 Best-Performing Large Cities list, Salem, Ore. was ranked 45 out of 200 cities; 27 rankings above its highest ranking in previous years.

In the Large Cities list, Salem, Ore. is compared to significantly larger cities including Phoenix, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. In 2015, Salem was ranked 72.

"We are very proud of Salem's national ranking, especially when we are compared to cities that are significantly larger, with resources that we do not have like a large workforce, a research university, a commercial airport, and a well-established tech cluster. Salem's hard work is paying off," said Kristin Retherford, Salem's Urban Development Director.

The 2016 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. Data on each city is available at

For specific questions regarding economic development in Salem, please contact Kristin Retherford at or 503-540-2486. Si necesita ayunda para comprender esta informaciĆ³n, por favor llame 503-588-6178.

Contact Info:
Nicole Miller, Public Information Manager
City of Salem -- Urban Development Department
Tel: 503-540-2415


Tuesday, December 13, 2016