Mayor and City Council

The Turner City Council consists of a Mayor and six Councilors nominated and elected at large. The Mayor serves a two-year term and Councilors serve a four-year term. The Mayor presides over all City Council meetings and is a voting member of the Council. The Mayor has no veto power.

The Mayor shall appoint any Committees provided by the rules of the City Council, sign all ordinances passed by the Council, endorse all bonds of City officers, and all bonds for licenses, contracts and proposals for the City.

The City Council meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, and may meet at other times as deemed necessary. All deliberations and proceedings of the Council are public record except as designated according to the Oregon Public Meeting Act.

Messages for Councilors may be left by calling City Hall at 503-743-2155.


City Council Agendas, Packets and Minutes



Mayor Steve Horning

Steve Horning grew up in Bend, Oregon, loving the outdoors, and moved to the Willamette Valley in 1984. He has been in the banking industry since 1977. After 27 years in Keizer, where they raised two daughters, he and his wife, Susan, moved to Turner in 2013. They enjoy the outdoors, camping, hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, golf, etc. You will often see them walking the hills above Eastwood or around Turner Lake.

Steve volunteers for, and is a member of, various other civic groups. These include the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem Chamber Executive Committee, SEDCOR (Salem Economic & Development Corp.), Salem Rotary. Previous civic involvement includes being a member of Salem Area Mass Transit budget committee and the Keizer Chamber and Rotary clubs.



Connie Miller

Connie Miller (City Councilor)

Turner, Oregon, was a place of choice when my husband and I moved here in 2013 from Bend, Oregon. Previously we had lived 30 years in the Portland area where Henry taught public school. Our families had ties here since the 1970s and found the town friendly plus a great place to retire. Through the years raising our 4 children, we always were active in our neighborhoods, local and national adult/youth Church activities including 4-H. My plan is to continue making this lovely Turner even a better place for others of all ages to enjoy the fruits of a Good Neighbor City."


Bob Jung

Bob Jung (City Councilor)

Bob and his wife Wendy have lived in the Macleay/Turner area for almost 30 years and have lived in the City of Turner for almost five years. They have three grown children and four granddaughters. He spent his career with Marion County Fire District #1, retiring as the Assistant Chief in 2009.  He spends a lot of time with family, enjoying summers at Detroit Lake and the Bend area. Bob likes the small town feel of Turner, from coffee to baked goods, to breakfast and dinner, it’s all here.


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Mike Schaufler (City Councilor)

Mike Schaufler was recently elected as a City Councilor for Turner. He has a BA from the University of Iowa in Political Science and has been active in government over the years, including a decade in the Oregon State Legislature for House District 48. He is a father of one and is employed as a correctional officer. He says, “Turner is a great place to live. Just like most small towns that are within commuting distance of a large metropolitan area, Turner faces some serious challenges. But we can manage those challenges with hard work and well thought out planning. One thing I've learned as a child ,and has been shown to be so true throughout my life, is that the listener learns the most. That's why I have attached my personal phone number and email address to this message. I very much look forward to hearing from you.” 503-421-4340


Marla Vetter

Marla Vetter (City Councilor)

We chose to move our family to Turner ten years ago because of the warm and community-centered nature of this unique small town. Our four children graduated from Cascade High School, but gathering together at home is still something we all look forward to. Aside from spending time with my family, I'm often found working in the yard, or out walking our dogs. I'm looking forward to serving the community that's contributed so much to myself and my family as a member of the council.