News from City Hall
News from City Hall
Neighborhood Connections
July 2022
The Gresham Police Behavioral Health Unit rides to check on callers who used 911 for mental health assistance.

Being there in a moment of crisis 

Ride with the Gresham Police Behavioral Health Unit as they care for community members in crisis and raise awareness about the importance of mental health. “I leave work every day feeling like I've had an impact on someone's life,” says Officer Anderson.
The federal government's new 988 phone number helps anyone in a mental health crisis.

Run for Mayor, Council

Interested in guiding Gresham's future? Consider running for Mayor or City Council in the Nov. 8 election. We encourage all residents to feel empowered to run for public office. You must file directly with the City by Aug. 25. Learn more.

Summer fun zones 

Hey kids, come for fun at our summer recreation camps in Gresham parks. Try out activities from practicing podcasts at media popups, Chess for Success, SKIP, futsal open plays, and more. Most are free or budget-friendly. Learn more.

Southwest Neighborhood Info Fair

Hey, neighbor! Join the Southwest Neighborhood Association for an Information Fair and BBQ at Butler Creek Park from 6-8:30 pm Thursday, July 21. There will be lots of activities and information booths. The City will be there to say hi, too. Learn more.
Learn how you can Explore Gresham at local parks with a passport, and win a prize.

It's time to Explore Gresham

How many of Gresham's parks, green spaces and trails have you visited? We have a fun way for you to explore, support local businesses and earn a limited-edition water bottle to take on your adventures. Learn more.

Water Wisely

Not sure how much to water? Let our partners take the guesswork out of watering for you. Get your Weekly Watering Number by text or email each week. It’s free and personalized for your zip code. Plus, get a gift in July! Sign up today.

What's your lawn style?

Whether you dread lawn care or you are a lawn enthusiast, we’ve got free tips for a safe and healthy lawn from our turf expert partners at OSU Extension Service.
Low careMedium care |High care 

Free battery disposal

Gresham residents can now dispose of household batteries for free in three easy steps. 1. Tape the battery ends. 2. Place in a sealed plastic bag. 3. Add the plastic bag of batteries to your glass bin on top of any glass. List of accepted batteries
A graphic showing the three steps to properly recycle your batteries at home. Tape the ends. Put in a sealed plastic baggie. Put in your glass bin on top of any glass.

Be ready, get notified

This only takes a minute and it’s important. Register your cell phone number to get PublicAlerts so the City can quickly notify you if your neighborhood is impacted or threatened with an emergency such as a wildfire evacuation or boil water notice.
Register for PublicAlerts

National Night Out

Everyone's invited to Gresham's Night Out, when neighborhoods across the city organize cookouts, block parties, walks, etc. Join your neighbors Tuesday, Aug. 2, to strengthen neighborhood spirit and build strong police-community partnerships. Learn more.
A teenager and his mother enjoy a picnic dinner during the City of Gresham's National Night Out.

More fun things to do

Mr. Gresham, aka Todd, rides down Main Avenue during Third Thursday.
Chamber Music Northwest is thrilled to bring Sinta Quartet out east to the Gresham Arts Plaza for a free community concert.
A woman checks her net for a dragonfly.
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