Public Safety Community Forum is Dec. 13
Public Safety Community Forum is Dec. 13
Neighborhood Connections
December 2021
The 70-foot pine tree is lit with colored lights on the Gresham Arts Plaza.

All is bright

Gresham’s 70-foot tree is dressed in lights on the Arts Plaza. We invite you to see the tree through Dec. 31. Plus, children can mail letters to Santa in the special red mailboxes located at the Arts Plaza and Rockwood Central Park. Learn more

Some walk-in services return

City Hall has reopened some services to walk-in customers for utility billing, permits, planner on duty, and building on duty assistance. Reopening schedule. These services and all others remain available online or by phone 8 am-5 pm M-F. 

Public Safety Community Forum

You’re invited to a public safety community forum at 6 pm Monday, Dec. 13. To make Gresham a safe and inclusive community for all, we need to hear from as many voices as possible. Join us if you can and help spread the word! Learn more.

Mayor's monthly update

Mayor Travis Stovall highlights ways you can get involved, ask questions and share your opinion.
Mayor Travis Stovall sits at his desk and talks to the community in this video.

Give the gift of health

Sign up someone you love, or yourself, for the City’s Lilac Run presented by Unitus Community Credit Union on May 7, 2022. Walk or run a 5K or run a scenic 10K or half marathon. Discounts available until Dec. 20. All registration fees benefit Girls on the Run Portland Metro.
Sign up for early bird rates

Seasonal recycling tips

Know your bows

Get your recycling tips for the holiday and find out what’s on the naughty (trash) or nice (recycling) list. Also tips on reducing holiday waste, the garbage schedule and how and where to recycle your holiday tree. 
Garbage collection schedule
A graphic pop art of Mayor Travis Stovall and City Manager Nina Stovall's smiling faces.

Chat with the Mayor

Have you ever wanted to ask the Mayor a question? Have ideas you would like to share with the City Manager? Ask your questions Dec. 14 during a Facebook Live With Mayor Stovall. Or send them ahead to

We are here to help

If you are having a hardship paying your City utility bill (water/wastewater/stormwater) or garbage bill, our customer assistance program can provide limited funds to help if you meet qualifications. Learn more.

How to manage conflict online

More than ever, we need help navigating challenging situations that happen online. East County Resolutions’ two-hour virtual training on Tuesday, Dec. 14, teaches conflict management skills for interacting with people by text, email or social media platforms. Learn more.

MLK Day of Service

Save the date! We’re planning a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service outdoors on Monday, Jan. 17. If you’re interested in joining us for this day of community service, email Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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