Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Applauds

Decisive Citizen Vote for Safety

62 percent of voters’ support bond measure, prioritizing a safe community

Salem, Ore. – The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce (Salem Chamber) applauds the decisive 62 percent of voters who prioritized community safety by passing the Salem Public Safety Facility Bond, a crucial next-step to build a police facility to match the growing community on May 16, 2017.

A key supporter of this important bond measure, the Salem Chamber emphasizes public safety initiatives because they are necessary for continued economic prosperity. It is imperative that the capital city of Oregon serves as an example for the rest of the state by protecting its 160,000 citizens.

“We are grateful for the selflessness and bravery that our men and women in the police department display every day to keep us safe,” said Dan Clem, Salem Chamber CEO. “Our police officers must have a station with seismic upgrades and space that will meet our needs for years to come.”

The Salem Chamber applauds the 62 percent of voters who overwhelmingly supported the Public Safety Facility Bond because citizens have done their part to help police officers and department staff keep society safe. The success of this bond measure is affirmation of a safe and thriving community.


The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is a privately-funded 501(c)(6) not-for-profit membership organization that advocates for business, community and economic prosperity. The Salem Chamber represents over 1,000 businesses, who employ over 50,000 Oregonians in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Led by a volunteer board of directors, the Salem Chamber is dedicated to sustaining Salem’s quality of life, and keeping the community and economy vibrant. To learn more about the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, please visit

May 17, 2017


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