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Celebrating 45 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

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Friday, February 8, 2013
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

Program, Noon

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
 For luncheon reservations, call 503.370.2808 or email
by noon, the Wednesday before each program

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Member No Lunch, No Cost
Nonmember Lunch, $15
Nonmember No Lunch: $5

Vegetarian or vegan entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP
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Please welcome our newest Salem City Club members:

McRae Carmichael
James Kohn


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CCTV Broadcast Schedule
 SCC programs can be seen on CCTV, Comcast Cable Channel 21, for two weeks starting the Wednesday after the meeting on
Wednesdays at 4pm, Thursdays at 4:30pm, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 1pm.

 Salem City Club’s mission is:
“to provide a common meeting ground for persons of divergent  beliefs, politics and occupations, for the interchange of ideas and stimulation of intelligent thinking and action on civic affairs; and to inform and activate its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them an appreciation of the responsibilities of citizenship.”

Friday programs are hosted at Willamette Heritage Center at
the Mill.  Doors open at
11:30 AM with program commencement at noon. Lunch reservations required  – before noon Wednesday.

January 28, 2013,  Volume 45, Issue 10

A Third River Crossing

for Salem?

A Presentation in the Series

Looking Ahead:
Grassroots Ideas for Downtown Vitality, Transit and
the Future of Salem
Friday, February 8, 2013

Any serious discussion of Salem’s transportation needs must consider the Third Bridge issue, the so called SRC or Salem River Crossing.  To build or not to build? That is the question, and has been for the past 40 years.

Join us Friday, February 8th at noon when we will host a four person panel consisting of state, county and city professionals who will share their opinions and expertise about this ongoing concept.  As we continue with our transportation series, the February 8 session will be reviewing the history of the SRC, the population and economic growth that continues to drive the discussion, and the 8 design alternatives currently seen as options.  Adding more fuel to the debate is rush hour traffic congestion at the bridges and a perceived need for a Salem bypass to the West Valley.

Not surprisingly then, the SRC project has led to the participation of multiple governmental agencies, many public figures, and the Salem City Council.  Please join us on February 8, as the 40-year debate continues.
Our guest panelists:

Scott Bassett is the Performance Measurement Manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation.  The views expressed at the Salem City Club are his personal opinions as a member of the No 3rd Bridge community group.  Prior to working at ODOT, Scott was a Budget and Management Analyst for the Oregon Executive Department and a commercial real estate broker for Coldwell Banker. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon, where he was Student Body President, and an MBA from Willamette University.  Scott is a native Oregonian who has lived in Salem for 32 years where he and his wife Janet raised twin sons who are now grown.  Scott served on the Friends of Silver Falls State Park Board and has been active in efforts to protect Fairmount Park and Minto-Brown Island Park.
Dan Clem is now in his third term on the Salem City Council, with membership on a number of transportation committees, including a lead role in the Salem River Crossing project.  His other priorities as councilor include jobs and economic development. He also serves as instructor of business and marketing at Chemeketa Community College and is the Marketing/Business Manager for Evolution Paving Resources, a private firm marketing environmentally-preferred pavement surfaces.
He has held previous positions as:  Director, Oregon Dept. of Aviation; State Fleet Manager; State Contracts and Procurement Manager; Administrator of the House Commerce/Smart Growth Committee; Corps of Engineers Officer and Enlisted, U.S. Army for 19 years.
Dan has served and serves on numerous community boards including, but not limited to the Governor's Task Force and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and as Chair of the Salem-Keizer Area Transportation Committee (SKATS).  Currently he serves on:  the Mid-Willamette Valley Area Commission for Transportation; the Oversight Team for the Salem River Crossing; and as Co-Chair, Community-Transit Task Force.  Mr. Clem has a Masters in Business Administration from OSU and a B.S. in Management and Communications from Concordia University.  He also attended the U.S. Army Command General Staff College.
Mike Jaffe has been a transportation planner with the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments since 1993.  His background includes coordination of population and employment forecasts; land use scenarios; travel demand modeling and forecasts; work on the Bridgehead Engineering Study and the Salem River Crossing Study; bicycle, pedestrian and transit projects; and Greenhouse Gas policy. His current position is Program Manager for the Salem-Keizer Area Transportation Study.  Mike has lived in West Salem since 1995.

Julie Warncke is the Transportation Planning Manager in the Public Works Department at the City of Salem.  Julie has been with the City for 10 years.  Julie previously worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Lane Council of Governments. She holds a Masters in Environmental Studies and Public Administration from the University of Oregon.  Before moving to Oregon for graduate work, Julie worked for the National Security Agency in Maryland and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona in Russian and Soviet Studies.  Julie has served as the City’s project manager for the Salem River Crossing since 2006.  The Salem River Crossing project is a joint project between the City of Salem and the Oregon Department of Transportation.  The Federal Highway Administration is the lead federal agency developing the Environmental Impact Statement for this project.
Please join us Friday, February 8, 2013, at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Dye House, as we continue our series, Looking Ahead: Grassroots Ideas for Downtown Vitality, Transit and the Future of Salem.  Our guest panel will discuss:  A Third River Crossing for Salem? For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, February 6, 2013Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to





Friday, February 22:  Streetcars and Such:
Extending the Downtown Vision.

Part 4 of the Series: Looking Ahead: Grassroots Ideas for Downtown Vitality, Transit and the Future of Salem


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2012-2013 SCC Board:
Russ Beaton, President
Carla Mikkelson, Program Committee Chair
Lloyd Chapman, Membership Chair
Anita Saalfeld, Treasurer
Jan Margosian, Past President
John Adams
Petra Berger
Tom Golden
Allan Pollock
Cynthia Condon
Bob Martin

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Kathleen Beaufait
Egon & Diana Bodtker
Beverly Bow
Deborah Dancik & Edd LeSage
Britta Lion Franz
Roger P. Gillette
Mary Kamppi
Steve Kenney
Jan & Les Margosian
Anita Saalfeld
Linda Teal
Bob & Leslie Zeigen
Gold Contributors
Keith York & Mary Hart
Ruth Young

Silver Contributors
Adele Egan
Nancy Kuehn
Bill Mainwaring
Raquel Moore-Green
Kathy & Steve Sansone

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