The Salem County Community Shuttle is ready to help with your transportation needs. Making several stops between Salem and Pennsville, Carneys Point, the Pureland Industrial Park, and the Commodore Barry Business Park, more information and a full schedule can be found HERE. Give it a try!
Salem City recently had the circus come to town in a coordinated effort by Mayor Charles Washington Jr. and City Council to raise funds to support local youth through long standing recreational organizations. This was the first time the big circus tent had been raised in Salem City in almost 30 years. At the City Council Meeting on Monday, November 21st, checks were presented to the Salem Oaks Football Organization, Salem Oaks Cheer Leader Organization and the Salem Little League Organization. Mayor Washington thanked Council President Karen Roots and the ad-hoc committee for taking the lead and ensuring the necessary connections were made with local organizations and the circus to make the event a success. Mayor Washington said “It was a great day for Salem to have the circus return after being away for so long and being able to present checks to the organization representatives was even greater.” Mayor Washington acknowledged that the donations are a great example of how working together is beneficial to everyone to achieve common goals. Hassan Cabell of Salem Oaks Organization said “The donation was greatly appreciated and timely as they are raising funds to support their Go Blue Project where they intend to buy all new uniforms for their youth football teams. The local youth leagues were asked to sell tickets with the expectation of receiving a donation in return but also being able to have a fun filled night out with their families.”
20 June 2016 -
Mayor Washington creates Salem Department of Commerce
Mayor Charles Washington today announced the enactment of the newly established Salem Department of Commerce (SDOC). The Salem Department of Commerce is the City’s apex economic development organization and is empowered by law to manage and enforce all City policies, ordinances and intergovernmental relations, relating to commerce, economic and neighborhood development.
The Salem Department of Commerce is the City’s official agency and leader on all grants solicitation, municipal marketing and promotion, public-private partnerships, trade policy, land banking, as well as, business retention and attraction. The SDOC provides business ombudsmen services and serves as a key conduit for stakeholder input on how best to support the City of Salem’s efforts on economic growth.
Mayor Washington said, “The Department of Commerce works with companies, entities, and organizations looking to develop or expand activities and investment in Salem. Attracting job-creating investment has always been a priority for my Administration and I look forward to utilizing this economic development tool, along with our Port of Entry, to implement policies and strategies ensuring Salem once again becomes a destination for business investment, development and expansion.”
The SDOC advises the Mayor on Salem commerce and economic policies and programs impacting investment and economic development. It identifies and recommends programs and policies that helps Salem attract and retain business development and investment.
Mayor Washington said, “The importance of this Department to the City cannot be taken for granted. This department is the next step in the realization of long range sustainable fiscal practices for government and quality of life improvements for Salem’s residents. I have asked that City Council President Karen Roots with her understanding of both the private and public sectors serve as the inaugural Executive Director.”
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