Salem has a five member City Council. Members are elected at-large and serve a four year term. City Council elects the Mayor and Vice-Mayor from their members for a two year term.
The City Council appoints a professional City Manager and Assistant City Manager to oversee the daily operations of the city.
The city has 5 Elected Officers.
- Mayor Byron R. "Randy" Foley (Term expires June 30, 2022)
- Vice-Mayor Jane W. Johnson (Term expires June 30, 2020)
- Bill Jones (Term expires June 30, 2020)
- James Martin (Term expires June 30, 2020)
- John Saunders (Term expires June 30, 2022
City Manager, James E. Taliaferro, II