Eight counties | 36 cities | one region

a voluntary council of local governments
serving the missouri meramec area.



County located in

Dent County


4,571 (2022 ACS)

Top Employers

Royal Oak Enterprises Inc., Salem Memorial District Hospital, Salem Wood Products Inc., US Foodservice, Wal-Mart

Form of Government

Mayor & 4 Alderpersons

Class of city



Salem Head Start, Salem Public Schools, Salem TCRC, Salem Faith Assembly Academy, New Harmony Christian Academy

Medical Services

Salem Memorial District Hospital

Industrial Parks available in cities

Masters Industrial Park

Colleges/Universities/Vo-Tech Schools

Southwest Baptist University Annex


Montauk State Park & Fish Hatchery, Current River, Bonebrake Center, Dent County Museum, Public Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts & Parks, The Commons, Country Club

Transportation Access

Highways 19, 32, 68, 72; Salem Memorial Airport

City Hall

400 N. Iron St., Salem, MO 65560

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Council meets 2nd & 4th Tues. at 6p.m.

Contact Information

Phone: 573-729-4811 or 729-5211

Fax: 573-729-5371




Greg Parker


Tammy Kohler


Kala Sisco, Shawn Bolerjack, Amanda Duncan, Kyle Williams

City Administrator

Sally Burbridge

Finance Director

Stacey Houston


James K Weber

Police Chief

Joe Chase

Utilities Supervisors

Water & Sewer Supt. – Donnie Moore

Electric Supt. – Bryon Johns

Street Supt./Airport Manager – Brent Young

Parks and Recreation

Melissa DuBois

Code Officer

Travis Roberts

Salem Community Center Executive Director

Sherry Lea

Emergency Management Director

Jonathon Counts

Building Inspectors

Jarred Brown

Floodplain Administrator

Tammy Snodgrass, MRPC