Salem City Mayor's Message - 2016
As mayor of Salem, I would like to thank the Spanish Fork/Salem Chamber of Commerce for giving me the opportunity to introduce you to our beautiful community and share some of the highlights we enjoy as Salem citizens.
Honored by SafeWise as one of the top 10 safest cities in Utah, Salem is rapidly growing and becoming home to a fabulous community of people. Over the last several years, we have seen tremendous growth in the population of Salem. We now have three elementary schoolos, a junior high and our own high school.
If you have never visited the community of Salem, you should plan a trip with your family to enjoy the beauty and recreation found at our beloved Salem Pond. It is a hot spot for the people of our community and our neighbors. Any day of the week you will find families fishing, swimming, feeding the ducks, picnicking, floaring on rafts or small boats or simply resting in the shade of the trees enjoying the brethtaking view of the mountains. Christmastime is a special treat at Salem Pond as patrons and visitors come from all over to view the spectacular display of our Pond Town Christmas. Floating Christmas trees and lights of every color blanket the park and surrounding homes. In the summer, as part of our Salem Days Celebration, families flock to the pond to enjoy the amazing display of fireworks as they cascade over the water. It is an event that unites the community as they come together to celebrate the home they love.
Salem is an active community and the citizens love the recreation opportunities available to all residents on a number of levels: soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, dance, volleyball, fishing, tennis, football, horse riding and more. People also love to spend time hiking, biking, jogging, camping and hunting in our beautiful mountains. The recreation opportunities are endless.
Although Salem has primarily been a residential community, we have seen consistent growth in our business and commerce opportunities. We have welcomed some terrific new restaurants and small business and are especially excited about the new Revere Medical Center.
The best part about Salem is that it is home. People find that whether they grew up here or have migrated to our community, it simply feels like home. The magnificent mountains, the friendly people and tight-knit community bring a hometown feel that speaks peace to your soul. I am grateful for the opportunity that is mine to serve the wonderful people of my community and invite you to come and visit Salem -- The City of Peace.
"Salem City", The Spanish Fork-Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2016, page 50