Public Announcements


City of Salem announces new Economic Development Manager

The City of Salem’s Urban Development Department is happy to announce the promotion of Annie Gorski to serve as the City’s Economic Development Manager. Ms. Gorski will be responsible for overseeing the City's economic-development activities, including business outreach, retention/expansion, recruitment, and management of the City’s West Salem, Mill Creek, North Gateway, Fairview, and McGilchrest urban renewal areas. The City’s Economic Development Manager is also responsible for regional economic-development relationships and the City’s partnership with SEDCOR.

Urban Development Director Kristin Retherford states, "I am very excited to have Annie in this position. She has worked for over a year in this role in an interim capacity and has been very successful in launching a new small business outreach program and facilitating local business expansions. She has been with the City’s Urban Development Department leading urban renewal projects for over nine years and brings tremendous experience to this new role.”

Ms. Gorski has a master’s degree in Community Development and Planning from Clark University and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Kansas. Prior to working for the City of Salem, she worked for Investar Redevelopment, the Americorps VISTA program, and the Peace Corps where she served as an environmental educator.