We envision a Silverton that honors its history, traditions and heritage, embraces diversity, encouraging thoughtful change while celebrating our past, present and future. Our future Silverton is a connected community with broad citizen engagement, a clear vision for the future, and a detailed plan of action to achieve it. We envision a Silverton with a strong economy and viable, locally owned businesses, carefully balancing economic growth with our continued small-town livability, quality of life and affordability. Our Silverton is guided by a comprehensive plan for our future growth, with strong leadership, meaningful public involvement, informed decisions, and agreement on our community’s key directions. We envision a Silverton that meets the basic needs of all of its residents, including quality jobs, affordable housing, accessible health care, and community safety. Education in our Silverton is a top priority for the entire community, providing our students with the best start in life, driving our community’s progress, and shaping its future.
City Council Overview
Silverton's governing body is composed of the Mayor and six Council members.
The Mayor is elected At-large for a two-year term
Council Members are elected At-large for four-year terms
The Mayor and Council Members are volunteers and do not receive a salary for their service
The Mayor presides over Council Meetings, enforces the Council rules and determines the order of business under the Council protocols and guidelines
In order to be eligible to serve on the Council, a candidate must be a registered voter, and
Resided in the City during the 12 months immediately preceding the election