News from Gresham City Hall
News from Gresham City Hall
Neighborhood Connections
January 2019
Sign up now to walk or run in The Gresham Lilac Run on Saturday, April 13.

Run for fun 

Gresham's namesake flower gets its first City run/walk on Saturday, April 13. Sign up for the 5K walk/run, 10K or half-marathon by March 1 to guarantee a spot and t-shirt. A Little Lilac Run for kids makes this fun for the whole family. Details and registration

Welcome Council and Mayor

On Jan. 8, Mayor Shane Bemis and returning Councilors Mario Palmero and Janine Gladfelter were sworn into four-year terms at the City Council meeting, joined by newly-elected and sworn Councilor Eddy Morales (pictured). Congratulations to all! Meet the City Council.

Be a Fire Cadet

Gresham Fire will select new Fire Cadets, ages 15-20, in January. The program helps youth develop leadership and responsibility skills while exploring the firefighting profession. Many former Cadets are career or volunteer firefighters. Apply by Jan. 18 to be considered. Fire Cadets application

'Just Eat It' film screening

Join our Recycling staff and partners on Wednesday, Jan. 16, for a free dinner and the short film “Just Eat It,” an award-winning documentary about food waste. Childcare provided. Presented in English with Spanish subtitles. Learn more.

Get to know your Police

We’ve got your afternoon perk. Learn about the Police Department's work in Gresham's neighborhoods and ask questions over an informal cup of joe or cocoa at Coffee with a Cop from 1 to 3 pm Monday, Jan. 21. Learn more.

Call for artists

Come one, come all! Release your inner artist for the 2019 Gresham Arts Festival. We’re accepting artist applications now for artists to participate at Gresham’s biggest event Saturday, July 20. Know someone talented? Spread the word. Artist application and details.

Valentine recycling craft nights

We heart this. Learn how to recycle right while making unique Valentine recycled-art creations (cards, journals, etc.) out of recycled materials. Two City events planned Feb. 4 and 12 at Rockwood, Gresham libraries. Free. Supplies provided. Learn more.

Be part of the solution

Calling all peacemakers and problem solvers. East Metro Mediation is taking applications for both basic mediation training and conflict management training in March. Learn how to help others resolve conflict and gain skills to apply in all areas of life. Apply by Feb. 8. Learn more.

Toilet tip (you'll thank us)

Reader tip! The toilet is not a trash can. Flushing wipes and paper towels can cause damage to private plumbing and public sewer systems. Fats, oils, and greases (FOG) and unused medicine should also be disposed of properly. Learn what not to flush.

New! How-to series

Our new video series "YouTube You Can Use" answers common questions about City of Gresham services in easy, snack-size bites. Get in the game show spirit and play along in January's YouTube You Can Use video. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get future videos.
A video explaining what can be recycled and what cannot in the city of Gresham.
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A winter sunrise in Gresham.
Morning light streams through the trees at Nadaka Nature Park.
A collage of art gallery for photos for the exhibit "Agony and Ecstasy."
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