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Welcome to Historic Salem Indiana!

Salem is located in scenic Southern Indiana just 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Salem is a great place to live and make a living. We have high achieving public schools, and a wide variety of community activities. Salem also has a strong and diverse economic base. If you're a visitor to Salem, we hope you will take note of our many unique and historic destinations. As a city, Salem has retained much of its small town flavor, a flavor that is enhanced by the city’s tree-lined streets, stately old homes and a friendly atmosphere that has been nurtured and handed down through the generations.

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Tree Dedication at Lake Salinda

Tree DedicationThe First Baptist Church (FBC) of Salem's Minister of Music is Cheryl Backherms.  Her husband, Danny Ray Backherms, passed away in December 2015.  The Music Committee of FBC had a white dogwood tree planted in his honor at the first shelter house (entering lake from SR 135 ) at Lake Salinda on Wednesday, March 23. 

The Music Committee will arrange a dedication of the tree at a gathering at the shelter house soon.

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Arbor Day Foundation Names Salem Tree City USA

Salem was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. 

Salem achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community fore try budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

"Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Salem make smart investments in urban forests," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits."

Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.

More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/treeCityUSA.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mi ion to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

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Public Meetings

Board of Public Works Meeting
05-09-2016 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
05-09-2016 7:00 pm
Board of Aviation Commissioners
05-18-2016 7:00 pm

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