News from City Hall
News from City Hall
Neighborhood Connections
November 2022
Willie Shaw from the City of Gresham's Homeless Services Team, gives a client a big hug after helping him move into an apartment.

Grateful for 'A Different Heart'

Grab a tissue. This video about Gresham Homeless Services’ summer work, featuring Willie Shaw, Homeless Services specialist, shares the stories of several community members who were moved into new homes.

Lilac Run discount!

For our readers, use the coupon code EARLYBIRD23 by Nov. 30. Registration’s open for the Gresham Lilac Run presented by Unitus Community Credit Union on April 22, 2023. Featuring a 5K run/walk, 10K and half-marathon courses. Register for the run.

Turkey tip: free grease kit 

Cooking a turkey or other juicy dishes this holiday? Keep fats, oil and grease (FOG) out of the kitchen sink and sewer pipes to avoid clogs. The City offers freeze the grease kits while supplies last. Get a kit and more grease tips.

Community needs meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 16: Come discuss economic development, social services and housing needs in East County and Gresham at our annual community needs meeting. Your input helps prioritize the City’s federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 2023-24. Learn more.

Video: Mayor's Stovall's Monthly Update

Why is Gresham struggling from a financial perspective? Catch up with Mayor Travis Stovall about this and timely topics in November, including utility bill assistance.
Mayor Travis Stovall chats with the community from his desk in Gresham City Hall about the City's finances and utility bill assistance.

Spirit of Gresham

Save the date. The 31st annual Spirit of Gresham tree lighting event, presented by Weston Kia of Gresham, is on Saturday, Dec. 3. We have so much in store for this year’s celebration and can’t wait to kick off the holiday season with our community! Learn more.

Holiday Light Cruise

Help us spread holiday cheer with the Holiday Light Cruise sponsored by Gresham Ford. Decorate your car with holiday lights and cruise to the Arts Plaza just in time for the annual Spirit of Gresham tree-lighting event. Learn more and register your car.

New! Reindeer in Rockwood

Special furry friends and fun at the Rockwood Market Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Learn more.

Curious how recycling works?

Become a certified Master Recycler volunteer. Take a seven-week training on the latest information on repair, reuse, compost, toxics, equity, climate and, of course, recycling. Then, volunteer 30 hours to inspire action in your community. Apply by Dec. 7.

Fall preparedness

Lately, fall’s given us wind, rain and soggy leaves. Here’s what you need to know about fall leaves, our streets, and what to do if you see flooding. Learn more

Cold weather and water pipes

Every winter, many homeowners face the expense and inconvenience of frozen water pipes. Make sure you’re not one of them by taking a few simple precautions. Winter preparation for water pipes.
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