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Public Meetings and Notices

Open meetings and public notices about Cherriots business

The Cherriots Board of Directors regular business meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month with the exception of November and December, when the meeting date conflicts with a holiday. 

Board work sessions are typically held before regular business meetings at 5 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. Occasionally, a work session is not scheduled, so always check the calendar above for the latest information.

Regular business meetings and work sessions continue to be held virtually in accordance with the COVID pandemic restrictions. Otherwise, the meetings are held in the Senator Hearing Room at Courthouse Square, 555 Court St. NE in Salem. The board provides public notice of Board meetings, including the meeting’s time, date, and place. Board members deliberate and make decisions at open, public meetings. Board members, however, can meet behind closed doors in non-public executive session when authorized. The Board keeps written records of its meetings, as required by public meeting laws.

Capital Community Media (CC:Media) broadcasts Cherriots board meetings live on Comcast Xfinity Channel 21, at capitalcommunitymedia.org, on their YouTube channel, and on the Cherriots Facebook page. CC:Media also provides an archive of recorded meetings on their YouTube channel.

Public comment

At every regularly scheduled board meeting, the public has an opportunity to speak or provide testimony. Those wanting to provide public comment or testimony must provide their name for a sign-up sheet, which is available just before the start of the meeting. The board will take public comments in the order on the sign-up sheet. Individual comments are limited to 2 to 3 minutes.

The board also welcomes written comments via email or regular mail submitted in advance of the board meeting. These comments will become part of the board record. Submit public comments to publictestimony@cherriots.org or SAMTD Board of Directors, 555 Court Street NE, Suite 5230, Salem, Oregon 97301.

​Accessibility

The Board provides equal access to its meetings, as required by the ADA and Oregon Revised Statutes. Board meetings are in locations accessible to people who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Assistance is available for persons requiring meeting materials in alternative formats, sign language interpretation or other communication aids. Please contact Cherriots at least 48-hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements. The Clerk of the Board can be reached from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 503-588-2424. For text telephone (TTY), call 711 for Oregon Relay Service.

Special Board meetings

Special meetings may be called by the Board with at least 24 hours notice. An emergency meeting, which is a rare occurrence, may be called with less than 24 hours notice. The Board holds an annual planning meeting, which is open to the public, at an off-site location.

To read archived board meeting agendas and minutes, visit:

To read archived board meeting agendas and minutes, visit: