Design Committee

The Goal

The Design committee’s goal is to enhance downtown’s visual appeal and connections to the riverfront through aesthetic-forward design while creating an inviting pedestrian environment reflecting Salem’s unique assets. 


Enhance the pedestrian experience and advocate for improving connectivity at the Riverfront.



    • Working with the City moved all 19 planters to Court street and had them replanted
    • Working with the City’s Landmarks staff to find the names of our historic alleys
    • Purchased 25 SMSA-branded feather flags to be used for First Wednesday and other downtown events
    • Coordination of holiday lights at downtown businesses
    • Designed and purchased Feather Flags to be used for special downtown events
    • Worked with the Carousel and Salem Center Mall to display horses and one elephant at the Mall

Committee Members

Jacqueline Heavey, Chair

Linda Nishioka

Tom Nabhan

Patricia McNab

Mike Hughes

Jo Elisabeth Seibert

Al Tandy

Ed Whipple

David Rigsby

Paul Goodwin

Hazel Patton

Vickie Hardin Woods

Interested in getting involved?

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