A Citizen Activist and Community Leader

  • Board Member, Grant Neighborhood Association
  • Commissioner, Historic Landmarks Commission
  • Committee Member, Central Salem Mobility Study
  • Volunteer/Mentor, Grant Community School
  • Volunteer, City of Salem Community Emergency Response Team
  • Recipient, City of Salem Grant Neighborhood Volunteer Award for 2009

“We need a Salem that works for everyone by putting the public first.”

Cara’s Vision for Salem

  • Invest in a vibrant and thriving downtown, the historic heart of our community.
  • Commit to safe sidewalks and streets for pedestrians and bicyclists in every neighborhood.
  • Build an affordable new police facility that will meet our needs.
  • Increase public library hours at both locations.
  • Find a better solution for improving connections between east and west Salem than the proposed 3rd bridge.
  • Collaborate with the Cherriots Board to improve transit service.
  • Find innovative ways to house our homeless residents.

“As a community activist, I’ve learned that good things happen when people are invited to participate in their city government.”

Cara’s Background

  • BA in History, Portland State University
  • MA in Public History, Washington State University
  • Certificate in Computer Information Systems, Portland Community College
  • Outreach Specialist for the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
  • Web Developer for the Oregon Department of Forestry (present)

“We need leaders that don’t think of Salem as a small town, but rather as a city, with all the difficult challenges and exciting opportunities that brings.”

Cara’s Statesman Journal Questionnaire

Cara’s Voter Pamphlet Statement

Cara Kaser Voter Pamphlet

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