Chapter 1: Acknowledgments

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The City of Salem would like to extend its appreciation to the following individuals who contributed their time and expertise to the planning process.

Climate Action Plan Task Force

Tom Andersen, Salem City Council (Ward 2)

Erik Andersson, President, SEDCOR

Ken Bierly, Chair, Glenn Gibson Watershed Council

Alan Blood, Director, Software Engineering, Garmin

Joe Bowersox III, Professor of Environmental Science, Willamette University

Tiffany Bulgin, Co-founder and Manager, Isaac’s Room

Alex Buron, Outreach Coordinator, Latinos Unidos Siempre

Robert Chandler, Assistant Public Works Director, Public Works, City of Salem

Ian Davidson, Board President, Cherriots

Aalicea Dominguez, Executive Assistant, Shangri-La

Briece Edwards, Historic Preservation Program Manager, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Mike Erdmann, Chief Executive Officer, Homebuilders Association of Marion & Polk Counties

Vicky Falcón Vázquez, Community Organizer and Communications Manager, Mano a Mano Center

Patricia Farrell, Climate Action Plan Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Jose Gonzalez, Salem City Council (Ward 5)

Nathan Good, Owner, Nathan Good Architects

Vonnie Good, Environmental Health Specialist, Salem-Keizer School District

Chane Griggs, Rotary Club of Salem

Julie Hambuchen, Vice President of Donor Relations, Marion Polk Food Share

Tom Hoffert, Chief Executive Officer, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

Mike Jaffe, Program Director, Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments

Lesley Johnson, Salem 50+

Jimmy Jones, Executive Director, Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency (MWVCAA)

Michael Keuler, Health Educator, Marion County Health & Human Services

Eunice Kim, Long Range Planning Manager, Community Development, City of Salem

Casey Kopcho, Commissioner, Salem Planning Commission

Janet Lorenzen, Associate Professor of Sociology, Willamette University; Member, 350-Salem

Dylan McDowell, Chair, Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Loren McLaughlin, Director of Manufacturing, Campbell Soup Company

Vanessa Nordyke, Salem City Council (Ward 7)

Connor Reiten, Government and Community Affairs Manager, NW Natural

David Rheinholdt, Owner, Rheinholdt Insurance Agency

Rhonda Rhodes, Principal, Career-Technical Education Center, Salem-Keizer Public Schools

John Savage, Chapter President, Willamette Valley (Salem), Native Plant Society of Oregon

Leilani Slama, Vice President, Community Engagement, Salem Health

Rob Thrasher, Minister of Mission & Discipleship, First Presbyterian Church

Wendy Veliz, Local Government Affairs Manager, Portland General Electric

Greg Walsh, Emergency Preparedness Manager, City of Salem

Julie Warncke, Transportation Planning Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Kaileigh Westermann, Vice Chair, Marion County Solid Waste Management Advisory Council

Alan Pennington, Waste Reduction Coordinator, Marion County Environmental Services

Benny Williams, President, NAACP Salem-Keizer Branch 1166


City Advisory Group

Tory Banford, Project Manager, Urban Development, City of Salem

Robert Chandler, Assistant Public Works Director, Public Works, City of Salem

Robin Dalke, Development Services Operations Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Patricia Farrell, Climate Action Plan Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Alisha Gardner, Management Analyst for Facilities, Human Resources, City of Salem

Lacey Goeres, Water Quality Supervisor, Public Works, City of Salem

Eunice Kim, Long Range Planning Manager, Community Development, City of Salem

Rob Romanek, Parks Planner, Public Works, City of Salem

Jim Schmidt, Fleet Services Manager, Human Resources, City of Salem

Shawna Self, Contracts and Procurement Manager, Finance, City of Salem

Rebai Tamerhoulet, Building and Safety Manager, Community Development, City of Salem

Deborah Topp, Natural Resources Outreach Specialist, Public Works, City of Salem

Julie Warncke, Transportation Planning Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Ryan Zink, Senior Fiscal Analyst and Franchise Administrator, Finance, City of Salem


Subject Matter Experts

Lisa Anderson-Ogilvie, Planning Administrator, City of Salem

Dwayne Barnes, Utility Operations Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Robert Barron, Chief Financial Officer, City of Salem

Gretchen Bennett, Human Rights and Federal Compliance Manager, City of Salem

Roxanne Beltz, Transportation Options Program Coordinator, Cherriots

Luke Bergerson, Operations Supervisor, City of Salem

Justin Boyington, Flow Monitoring Analyst, Public Works, City of Salem

Michael Brown, Financial Manager, City of Salem

Judith Callens, Natural Resources Policy Specialist, Oregon Department of Agriculture, State of Oregon

Robin Dalke, Development Services Operations Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Glenn Davis, PE, Chief Development Engineer, City of Salem

Whitney Dorer, Deputy Director, Friends of Trees

Kiki Dohman, Trip Choice Program Specialist, Cherriots

Devin Doring, Technical Services Supervisor, City of Salem

Josh Eggleston, Budget Officer, City of Salem

Shelly Ehenger, Program Manager III, City of Salem

Patricia Feeny, Director of Communication, Cherriots

Erica Fleishman, Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

Chris French, Senior Planner, Cherriots

Keith Garlinghouse, Utility Engineer, Public Works, City of Salem

Nitin Joshi, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Sara Long, Program Manager III, City of Salem

Jason Pulley, Utilities Planning Coordinator, Public Works, City of Salem

Ted Stonecliffe, Transit Planner II, Cherriots

Jim Van Houten, Environmental Services Section Supervisor, Public Works, City of Salem

Sheri Wahrgren, Downtown Revitalization Manager, City of Salem

Jay Ward, Senior Community RelationsManager, Energy Trust of Oregon

Lea Wilson, Environmental Technician II, City of Portland

Jue Zhao, Wastewater Manager, Public Works, City of Salem


Carson+Co Global

Mitch Benes, Director of Creative Services

Jamie Carson, CEO

Gail Dishman, Senior Graphic Designer

Elizabeth Hutchison, Chief Operating Officer


Ecotone Analytics

Tim Roman, Co-Founder & CEO

Will Nielsen, Senior Economist

Stephanie Shekels, Senior Analyst


Verdis Group

Belyna Bentlage, Associate

Kate Hamel, Associate

Brian Harmon, Associate

Craig Moody, Principal

Kim Morrow, Director of Climate Planning and Resilience

Individuals are listed with the titles they held during the planning process. Some have since retired or transitioned to new roles.

The City of Salem would like to extend its appreciation to the following individuals who contributed their time and expertise to the planning process.

Climate Action Plan Task Force

Tom Andersen, Salem City Council (Ward 2)

Erik Andersson, President, SEDCOR

Ken Bierly, Chair, Glenn Gibson Watershed Council

Alan Blood, Director, Software Engineering, Garmin

Joe Bowersox III, Professor of Environmental Science, Willamette University

Tiffany Bulgin, Co-founder and Manager, Isaac’s Room

Alex Buron, Outreach Coordinator, Latinos Unidos Siempre

Robert Chandler, Assistant Public Works Director, Public Works, City of Salem

Ian Davidson, Board President, Cherriots

Aalicea Dominguez, Executive Assistant, Shangri-La

Briece Edwards, Historic Preservation Program Manager, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Mike Erdmann, Chief Executive Officer, Homebuilders Association of Marion & Polk Counties

Vicky Falcón Vázquez, Community Organizer and Communications Manager, Mano a Mano Center

Patricia Farrell, Climate Action Plan Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Jose Gonzalez, Salem City Council (Ward 5)

Nathan Good, Owner, Nathan Good Architects

Vonnie Good, Environmental Health Specialist, Salem-Keizer School District

Chane Griggs, Rotary Club of Salem

Julie Hambuchen, Vice President of Donor Relations, Marion Polk Food Share

Tom Hoffert, Chief Executive Officer, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

Mike Jaffe, Program Director, Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments

Lesley Johnson, Salem 50+

Jimmy Jones, Executive Director, Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency (MWVCAA)

Michael Keuler, Health Educator, Marion County Health & Human Services

Eunice Kim, Long Range Planning Manager, Community Development, City of Salem

Casey Kopcho, Commissioner, Salem Planning Commission

Janet Lorenzen, Associate Professor of Sociology, Willamette University; Member, 350-Salem

Dylan McDowell, Chair, Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Loren McLaughlin, Director of Manufacturing, Campbell Soup Company

Vanessa Nordyke, Salem City Council (Ward 7)

Connor Reiten, Government and Community Affairs Manager, NW Natural

David Rheinholdt, Owner, Rheinholdt Insurance Agency

Rhonda Rhodes, Principal, Career-Technical Education Center, Salem-Keizer Public Schools

John Savage, Chapter President, Willamette Valley (Salem), Native Plant Society of Oregon

Leilani Slama, Vice President, Community Engagement, Salem Health

Rob Thrasher, Minister of Mission & Discipleship, First Presbyterian Church

Wendy Veliz, Local Government Affairs Manager, Portland General Electric

Greg Walsh, Emergency Preparedness Manager, City of Salem

Julie Warncke, Transportation Planning Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Kaileigh Westermann, Vice Chair, Marion County Solid Waste Management Advisory Council

Alan Pennington, Waste Reduction Coordinator, Marion County Environmental Services

Benny Williams, President, NAACP Salem-Keizer Branch 1166


City Advisory Group

Tory Banford, Project Manager, Urban Development, City of Salem

Robert Chandler, Assistant Public Works Director, Public Works, City of Salem

Robin Dalke, Development Services Operations Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Patricia Farrell, Climate Action Plan Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Alisha Gardner, Management Analyst for Facilities, Human Resources, City of Salem

Lacey Goeres, Water Quality Supervisor, Public Works, City of Salem

Eunice Kim, Long Range Planning Manager, Community Development, City of Salem

Rob Romanek, Parks Planner, Public Works, City of Salem

Jim Schmidt, Fleet Services Manager, Human Resources, City of Salem

Shawna Self, Contracts and Procurement Manager, Finance, City of Salem

Rebai Tamerhoulet, Building and Safety Manager, Community Development, City of Salem

Deborah Topp, Natural Resources Outreach Specialist, Public Works, City of Salem

Julie Warncke, Transportation Planning Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Ryan Zink, Senior Fiscal Analyst and Franchise Administrator, Finance, City of Salem


Subject Matter Experts

Lisa Anderson-Ogilvie, Planning Administrator, City of Salem

Dwayne Barnes, Utility Operations Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Robert Barron, Chief Financial Officer, City of Salem

Gretchen Bennett, Human Rights and Federal Compliance Manager, City of Salem

Roxanne Beltz, Transportation Options Program Coordinator, Cherriots

Luke Bergerson, Operations Supervisor, City of Salem

Justin Boyington, Flow Monitoring Analyst, Public Works, City of Salem

Michael Brown, Financial Manager, City of Salem

Judith Callens, Natural Resources Policy Specialist, Oregon Department of Agriculture, State of Oregon

Robin Dalke, Development Services Operations Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Glenn Davis, PE, Chief Development Engineer, City of Salem

Whitney Dorer, Deputy Director, Friends of Trees

Kiki Dohman, Trip Choice Program Specialist, Cherriots

Devin Doring, Technical Services Supervisor, City of Salem

Josh Eggleston, Budget Officer, City of Salem

Shelly Ehenger, Program Manager III, City of Salem

Patricia Feeny, Director of Communication, Cherriots

Erica Fleishman, Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

Chris French, Senior Planner, Cherriots

Keith Garlinghouse, Utility Engineer, Public Works, City of Salem

Nitin Joshi, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Public Works, City of Salem

Sara Long, Program Manager III, City of Salem

Jason Pulley, Utilities Planning Coordinator, Public Works, City of Salem

Ted Stonecliffe, Transit Planner II, Cherriots

Jim Van Houten, Environmental Services Section Supervisor, Public Works, City of Salem

Sheri Wahrgren, Downtown Revitalization Manager, City of Salem

Jay Ward, Senior Community RelationsManager, Energy Trust of Oregon

Lea Wilson, Environmental Technician II, City of Portland

Jue Zhao, Wastewater Manager, Public Works, City of Salem


Carson+Co Global

Mitch Benes, Director of Creative Services

Jamie Carson, CEO

Gail Dishman, Senior Graphic Designer

Elizabeth Hutchison, Chief Operating Officer


Ecotone Analytics

Tim Roman, Co-Founder & CEO

Will Nielsen, Senior Economist

Stephanie Shekels, Senior Analyst


Verdis Group

Belyna Bentlage, Associate

Kate Hamel, Associate

Brian Harmon, Associate

Craig Moody, Principal

Kim Morrow, Director of Climate Planning and Resilience

Individuals are listed with the titles they held during the planning process. Some have since retired or transitioned to new roles.

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