Eight counties | 36 cities | one region

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



County located in

Dent County


4,902 (2018 American Community Survey)

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 1st & 3rd Mon., 7 p.m.

Contact Information

Phone: 573-729-4811

Fax: 573-729-5371




Brad Nash – mayor@salemmo.com


Mary D. Happel – cityclerk@salemmo.com


Kim Steelman, Kevin James, Rachel Hinderliter, Ken Nash

City Administrator

Ray Walden – cityadministrator@salemmo.com


William Camm Seay

Police Chief

Keith Steelman

Utilities Supervisors

Water & Sewer Supt. – Jack Emory

Electric Supt. – Bryon Johns

Street Supt./Airport Manager – Gary Glenn

Parks and Recreation

Don Smith (Interim)

Code Officer

Jarred Brown

Salem Community Center Executive Director

Sherry Lea

Emergency Management Director

Allen Kimrey

Building Inspectors

Jarred Brown

Economic Development Director

Sally Burbridge, 573-729-2428

Planning & Zoning

Gary Brown (Chairman of committee), For issues call Mary Happel 573-729-5211

Industrial Development Authority

Dent County IDA, Donald Dodd, 573-729-3151