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.”
- 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 Voter Pamphlet Statement