News from City Hall
News from City Hall
Neighborhood Connections
July 2020
Gresham Fire video with summer safety tips in local rivers and lakes.

Before you jump in ... 

Watch Gresham Fire's Water Rescue Team from Station 75 share river safety tips. Even though the weather's hot, the water is cold.

Mayor Echols steps up

Council appointed veteran Councilor Karylinn Echols as interim Mayor. Mayor Echols will serve through the November election, when Gresham residents will vote to select a new Mayor. She replaces Shane Bemis, who departed in June. Read more about Mayor Echols.
Run for Mayor, City Council
We encourage all residents to feel empowered to run for public office. You must file directly with the City by Aug. 20. Learn more.

Parks and COVID-19

What’s open? What’s closed? Here is a helpful parks guide listing what outdoor activities in our parks are open (restrooms) and closed (sports fields) during Gresham’s current Phase 1 reopening.

Get City COVID-19 resources and information.

Got arts and culture?

We champion our community's wonderful ideas that connect us through arts and culture activities. Arts and Cultural Grants support the identity and heritage of our diverse community, from music to murals and camps for kids. Apply today.

Improving north-south travel

Gresham is part of the Clackamas to Columbia Corridor (C2C) project to improve the only north-south corridor east of I-205. As Gresham, Happy Valley and Clackamas County grow (and traffic with it), we’d like to hear your priorities. Give feedback by Aug. 5.
C2C Online Open House

Virtual Music Mondays

Need a bit of pop, rock and soul in your Monday? Us too! Music Mondays is happening with virtual concerts broadcast live at 7 pm. The Center for the Arts Foundation has a terrific lineup through August. Summer concert schedule.

Tips to help street sweeping

You can help by trimming low tree limbs, overhanging vegetation and moving basketball hoops to help our street sweeper access your curb and get a clean sweep! Get trimming guidelines and find out when the sweeper is coming to your neighborhood.

Become a mentor

Relationships aren't canceled. Family of Friends is recruiting volunteer mentors to join its fall 2020 cohort. Help Gresham youth build positive identity and leadership skills. The power of friendships has never been more needed. Learn more.

Art from the heart

Our signature Art Poles are up on Main in historic downtown through July. Although we couldn’t celebrate arts and culture with the Arts Festival this year, we continue to celebrate the arts and our local businesses.
Support the 2020 artists by shopping their online studios or following them on social media: Arts Festival Artist List

Free bike repair

Our partner Bikes for Humanity will hold outdoor, socially distanced free basic bike repairs from 1-5 pm Sunday, Aug. 9, at Main City Park. You can also donate old bikes to be fixed up for those in need. Learn more.
In raising the flag, the City hopes to provide a space for civil conversations about the issues of race and inequity.

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Wearing face coverings at Thom Park.
Sunrise on Hogan Butte
Placing Art Poles in downtown Gresham.
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