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My name is Alice Merkl, and I have been a Councillor at Large here in Salem, MA since January 2022. It has been an incredible honor to serve as your City Councillor!

When I first came to this vibrant city, I fell in love with its beauty, rich history and culture, diversity, and the passion our residents have for their community. Being a City Councillor has enhanced my ability to connect with and assist our Salem community members. I've been able to channel my enthusiasm for this city through my work on the Council while continuing my many years of extensive volunteer work with the Salem Food Pantry, the Mack Park Food Farm, Community Life Center, neighborhood clean ups, Salem Education Foundation, Woman's Friend Society and other venues. The many ways in which our Salem communities come together and create a supportive and caring environment for our most vulnerable neighbors continues to inspire me.

I'm proud of the work I've done with my colleagues on the Council and have so enjoyed engaging with and assisting our residents. As we continue to face many challenges with housing instability and the climate crisis, I'm committed to continuing taking action on these and other issues that affect our residents, focusing on economic development, infrastructure and sustainability, affordable housing, racial justice, health/quality of life, historic preservation and thoughtful development. Most importantly, I'm committed to listening to my constituents and working with my council colleagues and city leadership to address your concerns in a constructive and proactive manner. It's conversations with residents that prompted me to create my newsletter with Salem happenings, information about available assistance for residents, and volunteer opportunities. I'm the only At-large Councillor to have a newsletter.
If reelected, I will continue drawing on my community and public service experience to bring a unique, personal perspective to City Hall. I will be prioritizing my community outreach over the next year to talk with all of you about your ideas on how we can keep Salem vibrant and thriving.
Please feel free to email me at or call me at 978-621-9693 with any questions or comments, or if you'd like to get involved with my campaign!  It would be an honor to continue serving as your Councillor at Large, and I look forward to the opportunity to earn your vote!



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Sunday, September 17, 2023 3:09 PM

League of Women Voters Salem - Candidate Profiles 2023

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Salem News Article, Alice proposes ban on small alcoholic beverages 9/17/23

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Poverty Trap Op-Ed by Alice Merkl 3/24/23

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Salem News article by Alice thanking the voters 11/10/21

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