News from City Hall
News from City Hall
Neighborhood Connections
March 2023
Sparky the costume dog entertains children by fire truck at Gresham City Hall.

SafetyFest with the best

Spring break plans? Join us Saturday, April 1, for SafetyFest at City Hall for lots of fun family activities. Get free safety resources, including child bike helmets and anti-theft car clubs (while supplies last). Enjoy free Kona Ice and lunch. Meet the firefighters, police officers and police K9 making Gresham a safer community. Learn more
A young girl pets Tagg the comfort dog and a member of the Gresham Police Department. A young girl sits on a Gresham Police motorcycle with a big smile. A young boy wears a bright red firefighter hat and sits in a fire truck at Gresham City Hall.

Hiring! Seasonal jobs

Do you enjoy working outside, consistent hours and teamwork? Want to help make your community clean, safe and welcoming for all? Our seasonal public utility worker jobs might be for you.  Learn more and apply today.

Seeking festival foodies

What’s a festival without delicious food and drink? We don't want to know! The Gresham Arts Festival is accepting vendor applications to be part of the festival’s food scene on Saturday, July 15. Tempt our tastebuds and apply today. Learn more.

Watch: Mayor's State of the City

Gresham Mayor Travis Stovall speaks at a podium at Barlow High School on March 8, 2023.
If you missed Mayor Travis Stovall's March 8 live address highlighting Gresham and the City's plans for the future, this replay is for you.

Spring lawn care

Here's a timely tip from our watershed staff as you break out the lawn gear. Did you know OSU turf experts don't recommend using weed and feed? Learn how to have a great lawn in this video series.

Last call, 3 opportunities

  1. Community projects: Great idea? Don’t miss out on funds with Community Enhancement Grants. Apply by March 31
  2. Artists: Be part of the Gresham Arts Festival on July 15. Apply by April 9
  3. Little Lilac runners: While the Gresham Lilac Run is full, there’s room in the Little Lilac Run. Email and get your little athlete registered.

We dig it

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Arbor Day in Gresham by planting trees? Join us from 10 am to noon on Wednesday, April 12, at Rockwood Central Park. Refreshments provided. RSVP by April 10.

Get Green and Clean

Happy trails. Everyone’s invited to help tidy the City’s beautiful trails for the Lilac Run during our annual Green and Clean volunteer day on Saturday, April 15. Activities for all ages and fitness levels, plus a lunch party follows. Register by April 10.

Free recycling event

If you have 25 years of tax returns gathering dust at home, we can help. The City is hosting a free Shredding and Electronics Collection Day for Gresham residents. Drive-thru from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 15, in the City Hall parking lot. Rules and limits apply. 
A box of electronics collected at a Gresham recycling event. A woman stands next to a large container of shredded personal documents at a free Gresham event. A dog and his owner wait in a car to drop off electronics at a City of Gresham event.
A group of children learn how to play baseball with Friends of Baseball.
Friends of Baseball free spring clinics.

Spring recreation

Free baseball/softball clinics

Gresham Youth Services and Gresham Parks and Recreation are supporting Friends of Baseball's camps for K-8th youth in April, May and June. Register for clinics
PlayEast soccer, art, basketball
Our partner PlayEast! East County Recreation offers youth activities in Gresham. Sign up for any class or summer camp PlayEast offers. Register for classes

More fun things to do

Community Climbing Day, spring break bonus, March 29
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