Neighborhood Connections: April 2014

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, April 2014. Find Out What's Happening in and Around Your City. Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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Load the Trunk, It's Time to Recycle: Apr 19
The City's free Earth Day Recycling Collection Event is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Drop off large, rigid plastics, block Styrofoam, batteries, fluorescent tubes and more. Rules apply. Supported by Metro and volunteers. Read more  Top

Improve Gresham Butte's Scenic View: Apr 23
Would you like to help us improve Gresham Butte’s scenic view? The City is reviewing current rules for development on the butte and we would like your ideas. Come to a 6 p.m. community forum Wednesday, April 23, at Gresham City Hall. Read more  Top

Students, Tell Us: 'If I Were Mayor ...': Deadline Apr 25
Calling young minds of the future: Mayor Bemis and the Oregon Mayors Association invite you to enter the 2014 "If I Were Mayor..." student contest. Share your creative ideas about what you would do as the Mayor of Gresham. Deadline is Friday, April 25. Read more  Top

Parks Get a Bicycle Boost
Officers don't only ride in patrol cars. The Police Department’s bicycle unit is visible downtown, in parks and on the Springwater Trail Saturdays and Sundays. If you see them, stop and say hi. Their focus is maintaining high visibility and safety rules in our parks and trails. Read more  Top

Bring Ideas to Council Listening Session: Apr 29
Residents are invited to bring input and ideas to a Gresham City Council “Listening Session” from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Gordon Russell Middle School. Meet with Councilors in a less formal setting and work to solve problems together by brainstorming issues and solutions. Read more  Top

Tell Us About Your Neighborhood
Portland State University students are working with the City to learn more, and map out, how you access opportunities in your neighborhood (healthy food, safe transportation, good jobs etc.). Tell us about your neighborhood. What do you like? What could be better? Take the survey Read more  Top

Bike Rides, Challenges and Giveaways
Grab your helmet! The City is offering National Bike Month events in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists. Activities include group bike rides, safety workshops, bike helmet giveaway for children and bike-to-work commute challenge. Read more  Top

Help Make Transit Better Here: May 8
TriMet wants to hear your ideas for improvements to bus service, stops and crossings. Join staff for a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the East County Health Center, 600 N.E. Eigth St. Read more and provide input at  Top

Find Answers at Information Fair: May 28
If you have questions about life in Gresham, the annual East Gresham Community Information Fair features more than 25 exhibitors ready to answer - from animal issues to senior services and road work. The event is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. Read more  Top

City Jobs, Meetings and Community Events

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Upcoming Events

Sat, Apr 19
Earth Day Recycling Event
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Tue, Apr 22
Bike Commute Challenge Kickoff
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Sat, Apr 26
Nadaka Nature Park Cleanup
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tue, Apr 29
Senior Healthy Hikers
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Council Listening Session
6:30-8 p.m.

Wed, Apr 30
Wash and Lube Your Bike Event
Noon-2 p.m.
Photography Lecture
6-7:30 p.m.

Thu, May 1
First Thursday Concert, MHCC
Noon-1 p.m

Sun, May 4
Portland Columbia Symphony
3-5 p.m.

Tue, May 6
Try Local Tuesday
4:30-6 p.m.

Sat, May 10
Gresham Farmers' Market Opens
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Children's Bike Helmet Giveaway
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Historic Downtown Walking Tour
11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Tue, May 13
BTA Bike Workshop and Lunch
Noon-1 p.m.