Government Affairs

The purpose of Government Affairs is to respond to legislative and political issues of concern to the real estate industry, 

to interview candidates for office and assist in determining support from the Association for local elections, to recommend and facilitates RPAC fund contributions to local candidates, and recommend and facilitate Issues Mobilization fund contributions to local issues and efforts. 

MVAR Government Affairs Committee

Government Affairs Committee Chair

Patrick Sieng

Legacy Real Estate

Government Affairs

Committee Co-Chair 

Craig Evans

Crown Real Estate Group

Willamette Valley Government Affairs

Vision: To develop an informed and engaged membership relating to Government Affairs.
Mission: We unify the membership to collectively advocate on behalf of the real estate industry and private property rights.  

Willamette Valley

Government Affairs Director

Holly Sears

Keep Up with City Happenings

EPA Grant Funds

Salem was awarded $400,000 dollars in 2014-15 through the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to fund environmental assessments and related activities that support the redevelopment and re-use of underutilized sites city-wide. Eligible sites include those under private or public ownership and with suspected or known contamination or where a sale, re-use, or redevelopment is planned.

EPA grant funds will be used to conduct community outreach, identify interested property owners and revitalization opportunity sites, develop and prioritize an inventory, conduct environmental assessments, and prepare those sites for redevelopment.

Cities across the country have utilized U.S. EPA funding to assess, clean-up, and prepare redevelopment sites, including several Oregon cities such as Beaverton, Eugene-Springfield, and Portland.

Are you interested in applying for grant funds to assist environmental assessment and redevelopment planning activities of an eligible property?  

Submit an application for review.

Marion County Board of Commissioners

Salem City Council

Keizer City Council

Salem City Council