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Greenway Closure
Greenway Closure

Greenway Closure

Greenway Closure

Greenway Closure

A section of the Roanoke River Greenway near the Moyer Complex will be closed January 9 to February 17.
Water Quality
Water Quality

Water Quality

Water Quality

Water Quality

The City of Salem is proud to report that drinking water treated by the City of Salem Water Department once again has met all federal and state standards for drinking water.
Shop & Eat
Shop & Eat

Shop & Eat

Shop & Eat

Shop & Eat

Please do your part to support our local Salem restaurants and shops citywide.
GIS Portal
GIS Portal

GIS Portal

GIS Portal

GIS Portal

The City of Salem's platform for exploring and downloading GIS maps and data, discovering web applications and viewing story maps.
Business Licenses
Business Licenses

Business Licenses

Business Licenses

Business Licenses

Salem is now offering the ability to renew business licenses and pay business taxes online.
Serve Your City
Serve Your City

Serve Your City

Serve Your City

Serve Your City

Share your time and talent by serving on a Board or Commission. Click Here for a list of openings.
Call Before You Dig
Call Before You Dig

Call Before You Dig

Call Before You Dig

Call Before You Dig

Contact Virginia 811 before you start your next digging project. Allow required time for marking. Respect and protect the marks. Excavate carefully.
Downtown Plan
Downtown Plan

Downtown Plan

Downtown Plan

Downtown Plan

By working together we are building on our wonderful Downtown and ensuring that it has a bright future as the center of our community. Click here to see the planned phases.
Pay Building Permits
Pay Building Permits

Pay Building Permits

Pay Building Permits

Pay Building Permits

The City is now offering the ability to pay Community Development permits online. Click here to access the portal.
Meter Replacement
Meter Replacement

Meter Replacement

Meter Replacement

Meter Replacement

As part of our commitment to improve service and reliability, we are preparing to replace your electric & water meter. Below are some common questions about the process. Click here for more...
Rotary Dog Park
Rotary Dog Park

Rotary Dog Park

Rotary Dog Park

Rotary Dog Park

The park is located on Indiana Street beside the Salem Animal Shelter. It is open daily from 6am – 10pm and there are both large and small dog sections.
Historic Tour
Historic Tour

Historic Tour

Historic Tour

Historic Tour

Click here for an interactive map of the Downtown Salem Walking Tour
Sharing the Love
Sharing the Love

Sharing the Love

Sharing the Love

Sharing the Love

Salem's Love sign is always on the move! Where will it end up next? Find out more about the Commonwealth's only mobile Love sign.
Pay Utility Bills
Pay Utility Bills

Pay Utility Bills

Pay Utility Bills

Pay Utility Bills

The City of Salem is now offering the ability to pay online. It's easy, fast and free.
Mobile Alerts
Mobile Alerts

Mobile Alerts

Mobile Alerts

Mobile Alerts

Register to receive alerts from our Instant Info Citizens Alert system for important emergency alerts, notifications and updates on your devices – Free of charge.

Upcoming Events

WVPEC Annual Teacher Recruitment Job Fair Read more

WVPEC Annual Teacher Recruitment Job Fair

1/28/2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

THIS aturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m

Did you know? For the 2021-22 school year, many vacancies were posted and filled by the divisions registered for the WVPEC Job Fair!  Positions continue to become available IN ALL CONTENT AREAS so please continue to check the division websites provided.

WHO should attend: Any individual that holds (or will be eligible to hold) a valid teaching license by the commencement of the 2023-24 school year, including ...

• Students that expect to graduate in (or before) May or June 2023
• Students who have completed Level I of the Career Switchers program and are seeking employment to enter into Level II
• Teachers interested in relocating within the Commonwealth or from another State
• Degreed (non-licensed) individuals seeking a new career in education

What YOU should do: Visit  the WVPEC website for complete instructions and additional details: www.wvpec.org/job-fair 

Randall Munroe - Virtual Author Talk with NY Times Bestselling Author Read more

Randall Munroe - Virtual Author Talk with NY Times Bestselling Author

1/31/2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration required. Register here

Please join for what is sure to be the most fun-filled hour of the day as we chat online with Randall Munroe about his new book What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer door at the same time? Maybe it’s time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist.

Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Randall consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airplane-catapult design to clearly and concisely answer his readers’ questions. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.

Filled with bonkers science, boundless curiosity, and Randall’s signature stick-figure comics, What if? 2 provides his best answers yet to the weirdest questions you never thought to ask.

About the Author: Randall Munroe is the creator of the webcomic xkcd and author of What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical QuestionsThing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple WordsHow To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real World Problems, and What if? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Randall was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and grew up outside Richmond, Virginia. After studying physics at Christopher Newport University, he got a job building robots at NASA Langley Research Center. In 2006 he left NASA to draw comics on the internet full time and has since been nominated for a Hugo Award three times. In 2013, the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after him: asteroid 4942 Munroe is big enough to cause mass extinction if it ever hits a planet like Earth.

Story Explorers Read more

Story Explorers

2/1/2023 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Create lifelong readers! Join us for stories, songs, and boisterous fun as we share our love of books with your child. Open to children ages 0-5 and their families.

Space is limited, so registration is required: https://salemva.libcal.com/.  Thank you!

Barks & Books Read more

Barks & Books

2/2/2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Read with a therapy dog!  These mellow dogs love books and can't wait to listen to you read. 

Everyone who signs up gets at least 10 minutes to read with a dog.  You can bring your own book or pick one out when you arrive!  Registration is required: https://salemva.libcal.com/.

Open to grades 1st-5th; must be at least 6 years old to attend.

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