News from City Hall
News from City Hall
Neighborhood Connections
August 2021
 
Show host Jill Bradley stands in the shade with her Explore Gresham water bottle.

Gresham on the Go

We dive into groundwater testing and treatment, chat with new City Manager Nina Vetter, get tips for easier parks reservations and get ready to Explore Gresham. Watch

End-of-summer passport fun

It’s the perfect time to Explore Gresham before summer turns to fall. Visit three parks, green spaces or trails and one local business. Turn in your passport to City Hall for a signature Explore Gresham 32 oz water bottle.
Get the Explore Gresham passport
A woman inspects the native plants on Hogan Butte. mountains and the Explore Gresham logo A water bottle with the Explore Gresham logo

Trail repairs

The Springwater Trail is closed from 174th Avenue and Jenne Road for PGE utility work. A detour around directs people and bicycle traffic to Powell Boulevard. The closure is scheduled weekdays 8 am-4 pm to Aug. 26.
Wy'East Way from Bella Vista to Civic Drive is closed to pedestrians and cyclists until the end of September to rebuild the connection path to the north and regrade the trail. A detour is in place. Learn more.

It only takes a spark ...

Gresham Fire wants to share with you a great source of safety information. With wildfires burning around the state, please take some time to be wildfire aware. Do you know what the different evacuation levels mean? Be Ready, Be Set, GO! Learn more

Build the future with us

Put your talents and passion to work making a difference in the lives of this diverse and growing community. Current job openings include Parks and Recreation Program Manager; Small Business Coordinator; Housing Coordinator; Homeless Services Specialist and more. 
Job openings

Say, 'Selfie!'

City Manager Nina Vetter and Police staff wave to the camera outside the station.

City Hall Selfie Day

Aug. 13: Our new City Manager, Nina Vetter, snapped some quick selfies with staff from Police, Fire, Livability and Communications. Today and every day, we are honored to work for local government in public service to the community.
City Manager Nina Vetter City Manager Nina Vetter and the Fire staff take a selife at City Hall. Sasha Konell takes a selife in front of City Hall with City Manager Nina Vetter.

Local COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Multnomah County hosts free vaccination clinics at Mt. Hood Community College and the East County Health Center. You do not need health insurance or to bring any identification. Everyone is welcome and no one will be turned away. Vaccine clinics. The County is also at The People's Market at Rockwood from 4-7 pm Thursdays. No appointment necesary.

Metro placemaking grants

We're sharing good news from Metro, who is awarding Community Placemaking grants from $5,000 to $25,000. Grants support equity-centered arts and culture efforts that strengthen people's connections to each other and places they care about. Apply by Oct. 1 for funds in 2022. No matching funds required! A Zoom virtual info session is from noon-1 pm Thursday, Aug. 19.
A man sings in front of the crowd at Music Mondays in Gresham.
Music Mondays
Decorating a cake for people watching at Third Thursday downtown.
Third Thursdays
Baskets of apples to sample at the Gresham Farmers' Market
Gresham Farmers' Market

Summer fun around town

Aug. 16-20: Summer Kids in the Park (last week)
Aug. 19: Third Thursdays
Aug. 19: The People's Market at Rockwood

Aug. 19: MetroEast Summer Media Pop-Ups (youth)
Aug. 20:
Day One Tech eSports in the Park (youth)
Aug. 21: Gresham Farmers' Market
Aug. 22: Free Basic Bike Repair
Aug. 23: Music Mondays with A Cara o Cruz (Latin)
Aug. 30: Music Mondays with Lone Souljahs (Reggae)

Sept. 12: Gresham Senior Center Car Show

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