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Celebrating 43 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Friday, April 22, 2011

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill:
Mission Mill Museum and
Marion County Historical Society
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
 Call 503.370.2808 or email your reservation by noon,
Wed., April 20, 2011

Register online at

Lunch Cost
SCC Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00
Vegetarian or vegan entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP
There is a $5 charge to attend the
program at noon to help defray
room rental costs.
  Free parking
Doors open at 11:30 AM

Contact Info for SCC

April 22nd Lunch Menu

Organic Greens with Oranges and Hazelnuts in Vinaigrette

Quinoa Salad with Asparagus and Red Onion

Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup

Farfalle Soup with Pesto and Chicken

Cascade Baking Breads with Butter


Discuss upcoming topics on our SCC Blog:
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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 at6 PM, Thursdays at 4:30 PM,Fridays at 7 PM, and again Saturdays at 1 PM.

 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 Mission Mill. Doors open at 11:30 AM with program commencement at noon. Lunch reservations required  – before noon Wednesday.

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A Few of the New Website Features:

  • Register Online for Friday Luncheon Programs - you can even pay online, but you can also mark that you would like to attend and pay at the door or that you would like to attend and not eat lunch - so many options!
  • Renew your SCC Membership or Join Online - Renew, join and even pay for your membership online.  Pay by mailing a check options are also available with this feature.
  • Many Other Amazing Features - The look is new and simpler.  You just have to see for yourself!
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    Members may log in using their email address and assigned password.  Shortly after you receive this eBulletin, you will receive a personalized email with your username and password.  If you cannot find or do not remember your password, click "forgot password" in the login box.

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    Members should log in to register for programs and participate in online forum discussions.  This makes registering simply and easy to do!

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    Non-members may register for programs at the non-member rate without logging in.  You may also join online by clicking the "Join SCC" button.

    Thank You
    Salem City Club


    Egon and Diana Bodtker
    Don Fries
    Bob and Leslie Zeigen
    Kathleen Beaufait
    Linda Teal
    Don Homuth
    Beverly Bow

    Ruth Young
    Anita Saalfeld

    Barbara Hanneman
    Bill Mainwaring
    Adele Egan
    Grant Erwin
    Elaine Young

    And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous

    Thank You
    Salem City Club
    Business Partners 2010-2011

    Crowell Ing LLP

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    State Farm Insurance

    Pioneer Trust BAnk

    Big Picture Productions

    Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services

    Law Offices of Michael E. Swaim, P.C.


    April 11, 2011 -  Volume 43, Issue 19
    Salem Reinvented: Two Big Fantastic Ideas from the UO / City of Salem Sustainable City Year Program
    It is rare that any city gets an opportunity to be sweepingly re-envisioned at one go. Over the past eight months this is exactly what has happened in Salem through a unique collaboration between the City of Salem and the University of Oregon’s multiple award-winning Sustainable Cities Initiative. Join us Friday, April 22nd at noon when we hear and see first hand what has been envisioned.

    Salem City Club presents two exciting, exemplary design projects from Sustainable City Year (Salem): the Civic Center and Police Facility Options Project and the North Downtown Waterfront design project. They are among 16 high priority projects designated by the city that have involved over 500 upper-level and graduate students participating in 28 classes during the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Salem City Manager Linda Norris will speak on the value of the collaboration to our city, while UO Professor Nico Larco and UO students Molly Rogers, Matthew Linn, and Will Smith will provide presentations on the two featured design projects and the Sustainable Cities Initiative. 

    The Civic Center and Police Facility Options Project is a 2011 winner of an NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy – a prestigious award conferred by National Council of Architecture Registration Boards. Forty Architecture and Interiors Architecture students investigated whether and where a new Police Department headquarters facility could fit onto the present Civic Center campus. This work resulted in several design ideas that will be presented at the session. Student designs incorporate the operational security needs of the Police Department facility with enhanced public access to the community spaces on Civic Center grounds, Council Chambers, and other gathering areas. The Civic Center design is variously reconfigured to develop collaborative workspaces and to promote interaction between departments. This spring a Council Subcommittee will recommend whether Council should pursue a bond measure to support the construction of the new Police facility.

    The North Downtown Waterfront design project envisions a new urban design framework for the industrial area north of downtown. With an eye toward a 30-year planning horizon, students break up north downtown’s large blocks with new east/west streets, move the rail line to the west of Front Street with trees separating traffic from pedestrians. The scheme integrates Vision 2020 community preference by featuring such valued amenities as bicycle, pedestrian, and other transportation connections. New building concepts for the area are offered, including breweries and wine facilities, an urban river research center, cultural and recreational facilities (such as museums celebrating the area’s heritage, a movie house), housing and an extended stay hotel. The long-range design reflects Salem’s evolving embrace of its greatest natural asset – the Willamette River.

    Linda Norris is Salem’s City Manager, appointed in June 2008. Her public career began in Colorado and took her to the City of Eugene in 1988 where she worked as a department director and assistant city manager.  She worked for an international semiconductor manufacturer and in owned a business before being hired by Salem in 2004. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University and completed course work for an executive master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver before moving to Oregon. She led Salem’s successful competitive SCI bid that has brought hundreds of University of Oregon students and their professors to Salem.
    Nico Larco is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, and Associate Director of the UO Sustainable Cities Initiative. He holds master’s degrees in both architecture and urban planning from UC Berkeley and is a licensed and practicing architect. The focus of Professor Larco’s work is on urban design; he has become a national expert on retrofitting suburbia, concentrating on the urban nodes of multifamily housing and commercial districts within suburban areas. His work offers ground breaking, and simple, guidelines for transitioning sprawled, automobile-dominated suburbia into human-scaled and exquisitely livable communities.
    Matthew Linn is a 2011 graduate of the University of Oregon's Bachelor of Architecture program with an emphasis in environmental design. Growing up in Oregon along the McKenzie River made Matthew an avid lover of the outdoors. This sensitivity to nature is reflected his architectural designs. Along with incorporating the natural environment in his work, Matthew also includes an educational component in his designs as a way to link the natural and manmade environments with people.  
    Molly Rogers graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and began her career practicing product design. She found her dream job as a professional snowboarder for K2. Eventually she was hired to design and manage production for all K2 snowboards resulting in a move from the deep South to the Pacific Northwest. After suffering a life changing injury she elected to pursue her Master of Architecture degree to make the built environment a better place for people of all abilities. 

    Will Smith is a third year architecture student at the University of Oregon who seeks a responsive and sustainable architecture through involvement in programs such as the Sustainable Cities Initiative and the student architecture group designBridge. Will is currently the project manager for a local organic agricultural project and will travel to Borneo in May for the design and construction of an outdoor education center classroom.

    Join us Friday, April 22, 2011, in the Dye House at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill for the primer presentation of this remarkable vision. For those not on our “continuous attendee” list, you may register online, e-mail lunch reservations to: or call 503-370-2808 by Wednesday noon, April 20, 2011. SCC members lunch cost is $12, all others $15.   Doors will open at 11:30 AM.  The community is welcomed and encouraged to join us!   There is a $5 charge for visitors who would like a coffee and cookie.  For more information on upcoming programs, and directions to this event please go to

    It's time to renew your Membership for the 2011-2012 Membership Season

    Thank you for your support of the organization.  We are looking forward to an exciting season ahead for SCC as we continue a strategic planning process for the club, explore the possiblities of the new website, build our membership and improve upon our engaging luncheon programs.

    Renew Today - Membership renewal dues are due no later than May 31st, 2011 for the June 1st, 2011 - May 31st, 2012 SCC season.

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