Mayor Randy Foley was elected to Salem City Council in May of 2006 and appointed Mayor on July 1, 2008.
Foley is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Nicus Software, Inc., a Salem-based business. He served as a United States Air Force Officer from 1994-2003. Foley graduated from Salem High School in 1987. He attended the University of Virginia on a football scholarship, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Government along with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He later earned his Master’s in Business Administration from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Foley serves on the following Boards and Committees: Board of Directors of the Roanoke Regional Partnership, Virginia Western Educational Foundation, Roanoke Valley Broadband Advisory Committee, and the Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority (Alternate). Foley is a member of Salem’s First United Methodist Church, Salem Rotary Club, and the American Legion.
The Mayor and his wife, Nicole, have three adult children. Nicole is an Interior Designer and owner of Foley-Stephens Designs.