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Salem Public Boards and Councils

Last Updated March 2016

Salem City Council:
The City of Salem has a five-member City Council that is elected every four years. The City Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm in Salem City Hall.

  • Danny R. Libka - 1st District Ph#812-883-2054
  • Warren Jones - 2nd District Ph# 812-883-2549
  • Steve Crane - 3rd District Ph#812-620-5491
  • Wally Terkhorn - 4th District Ph#812-883-3473
  • Justin T. Green - At Large Ph#812-883-7134

Board of Works & Public Safety:
Members are appointed for a four year term by the Mayor at the beginning of each term of office. This board deals with police, fire, water and sewer. The Board of Works & Public Safety meets the second Monday of each month at 6:00pm in Salem City Hall.

  • Mayor Troy Merry Ph#812-883-4265
  • Marc Dewees Ph#812-883-6764
  • Warren Jones Ph# 812-883-2549

Salem Plan Commission:
The Salem Plan Commission meets the 4th Monday at 7:00pm (except December).(D=Democrat, R=Republican)

Member - Term Expiration - Appointing Authority

  • Justin T. Green - 1-01-2020 - Salem City Council - President
  • Trent Nichols - 1-01-2018 - Washington County Commissioners
  • Scott Nale - Vice President (D) - 1-01-2019 - Salem Mayor
  • Al Burton - 1-01-2017 - Washington County Commissioners
  • Charles Williams (R) - 1-01-2020 - Salem Mayor
  • D. Michael Purlee - (D) 1-01-2021 - Salem Mayor
  • Margaret Gasaway (R) - 1-01-2019 - Salem Mayor
  • Dan Libka - 1-01-2020 - Salem City Council
  • Norma Eisert - Secretary - 1-01-2020 - Salem City Council

Salem Redevelopment Commission:

Member - Term Expiration - Appointing Authority

  • D. Michael Purlee - 1-1-2018 - Salem Mayor
  • Judy Chastain - 1-1-2018 - Salem Mayor
  • Ronnie Voyles - 1-1-2018 - Salem Mayor
  • Warren N. Jones - 1-1-2018 - City Council
  • Wally Terkhorn - 1-1-2018 - City Council

Salem Economic Development Commission:

Member - Term Expiration - Appointing Authority

  • Norman Terrrell - 2-1-2017 - Salem Mayor
  • Ronald C. Haendiges - 2-1-2017 - Salem Council
  • Jonathan Spaulding - 2-1-2019 - County Council Nominee / Mayor Appointed
  • Richard Deaton - 2-1-2016 - Salem Mayor
  • Cecil J. Smith - 2-1-2016 - Salem Mayor

Urban Enterprise Association Board Appointments (12 Member Board)

  • State Legislator (Unknown)
  • IN. Dept of Commerce Representative (Unknown)
  • Mayor Appointees - Terry McNeely (Plan Commission)
  • Mayor Appointees - Cecil J. Smith (Salem Economic Development Commission)
  • Mayor Appointees - Adam J. Kelly (Zone Resident)
  • Mayor Appointees - Jack T. Hedrick (Business Representative in Zone)
  • Mayor Appointees - Steven C. Miller (Business Representative in Zone)
  • Mayor Appointees - Trent G. Nichols (Representative of Construction Trade Unions
  • City Council Appointees - Danny Libka (Council Member)
  • City Council Appointees - Jody D. Smedley (Zone Business Representative)
  • City Council Appointees - Warren N. Jones (Resident of Proposed Zone - Democrat)
  • City Council Appointees - Ricky E. Richardson (Resident of Proposed Zone - Republican)

Board of Zoning Appeals Board Members:

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the 4th Thursday at 7:00pm.

Member - Term Expiration - Appointing Authority

  • Richard Deaton 1-01-2019 - Salem Mayor
  • Paul Scifres 1-01-2020 - Salem Mayor
  • Roger Pennington 1-01-2021 - Salem City Council
  • Terry McNeely 1-01-2018 - Plan Commission
  • D. Michael Purlee 1-01-2018 - Mayor (SPC)

Tree Board Members:
The Tree Board meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in Salem City Hall.

  • Norma Eisert (Ph#812-883-3437)
  • Cecil Smith
  • Ginger Morris
  • Nancy Fultz 

Urban Beautification Committee:
The Urban Beautification Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at noon. Please contact the Mayor's Office at Ph#812-883-4265 to confirm the monthly meeting location.

  • Jane Richardson
  • Janet Hoke
  • Ginger Morris
  • Norman "Butch" Terrell
  • Bob Strong

City of Salem Parks & Rec Board:
The Parks and Rec Board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 4:00 pm in Salem City Hall.

  • Dr. Jack Hedrick, Park Board
  • Diane Zink, Park Board
  • Cecil J. Smith,  Park Board
  • Joy L. Bierly,  Park Board

Solid Waste Board:
The Solid Waste Board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 9:00am in Salem City Hall.  

Volunteer Firemen's Meeting:
The Volunteer Firemen's Meeting meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Salem Fire Department.

Prevent Child Abuse Council:
The Prevent Child Abuse Council meets the 2nd Friday of each month at noon in Salem City Hall.

Washington County Service Providers:
The Washington County Service Providers meets the 1st Tuesday at noon in the Washington County Government Building.

Board of Aviation:
The Board of Aviation meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. Positions appointed by the City of Salem Mayor (D=Democrat, R=Republican)

  • Adam D. Kelly (D) - Term Expires 1/1/2020
  • F. Daniel Habermel (R) - Term Expires 1/1/2020
  • Robert Woodward (R) - Term Expires 1/1/2018
  • Jason Cockerill (R) - Term Expires 1/1/2018
  • Blaine Goode - Term Expires 3/1/2021