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Occupation: Marketing Director (Paid), City Councilor (Unpaid).

Occupational Background: State agency management; Army/Oregon Army National Guard officer (retired)

Educational Background: Masters in Business Administration, Oregon State University; Bachelor of Science, Concordia University; Chemeketa Community College

Prior Governmental Experience: City Councilor, Ward 8; Chair, Salem-Keizer Area Transportation Policy Committee; Member, Task Force on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Member, Oregon State Commission on Voluntary Action and Service

Community Involvement: Organizer, No Meth/Not in West Salem; Co-Chair, Transit-Community Task Force; Member, Healing Fields Steering Committee; West Salem Rotary; Polk County Fair Board; Chemeketa Community College Foundation; Coach, West Little League and Girls Basketball.

DAN CLEM Priority # 1 is Public Safety

Dan led campaigns for the voter-approved City Fire Stations and City Streets/Bridges bond measures. Dan won funding to fully staff West Salem's two fire stations and implemented additional services to improve the City's response times for emergency calls. Dan ensured that crosswalks and medians were installed for kids to have safer access to schools, along with his annual "Keep Kids Alive - Drive 25" program.

DAN CLEM Improving our Quality of Life

The Salem Environmental Action Plan put forth by Dan is lowering our costs, energy consumption, emissions, and waste in City operations. Dan continues to obtain city funding for our West Salem Library and Walker Pool each year. Dan's support for redeveloping the Edgewater Drive into a walking-friendly business district will ensure that West Salem has a Main Street it can be proud of.

DAN CLEM Leader in the Community

Dan's leadership in moving the Salem River Crossing Study, as well as other street improvements, shows that he is more than a representative for West Salem citizens: he is a leader in this community. Dan's tenacious advocacy for West Salem at City Council will be critical in facing future challenges in budgets, traffic, need for retail businesses, growth, and protecting our environment.


(This information furnished by Dan Clem for City Council.)

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