Neighborhood Connections: February 2015

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, February 2015. 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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What's coming up for Gresham?
Hear Mayor Shane Bemis talk about where Gresham is, and where it must go, at this year's State of the City Address. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 4, at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Learn more.  Top

Moving Gresham forward
Find out the City Council's priority projects in the hot-off-the-press 2015 Work Plan now posted online. You'll find 27 projects that invest in community safety and quality of life as well as in infrastructure and community appearance. See what's in store.  Top

Get Green & Clean again. Mar 7
For the past three Saturdays, volunteers have been ripping, pulling and cutting invasive blackberry on the Gresham-Fairview Trail in preparation for the City’s second annual Green & Clean Day of Service. Come join us on Saturday, March 7. We need you! RSVP.  Top

Life just got easier and it's all about Y.O.U.
Now you can manage your utilities account anytime, anywhere with our online utility billing system, Your Online Utilities. Check an account status, start or stop service, pay a bill, donate to the customer assistance program, see water use and more. Learn more.  Top

Free safety awareness class. Feb 24
Gresham Police officer and defensive specialist Hung Nguyen will discuss how to stay safe on the street on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Held from 6-7 p.m., the class will cover intuition, body language and pre-attack indicators. Class is limited to 100 attendees. Dress comfortably. Learn more.  Top

Fire hosts free CPR training. Feb 28
Would you like to learn CPR? Gresham firefighters will provide instruction using the most up-to-date CPR techniques and hands-on training with an automated external defibrillator (AED). What you learn can save a life. The training is on Saturday, Feb. 28. Seats are limited. Learn more.  Top

Got art? Apply to Gresham Arts Festival. Jul 18
Paint like a pro? Photo like a phenom? The City’s second annual Gresham Arts Festival is Saturday, July 18, and we’re looking for a high-quality crop of artists. Apply now for jury consideration. Space is limited per medium. Learn more.  Top

Recycle a broken toaster for Earth Day. Apr 18
The City’s annual Earth Day Recycling Event is Saturday, April 18. We’re accepting nonworking electronics (toasters, radios, hair dryers etc.), plus batteries, cell phones, paper for shredding, large rigid plastics, block Styrofoam and fluorescent tubes and lights. Volunteers needed to help direct traffic, unload or sort materials. Learn more.  Top

Create a bee-utiful, healthy yard
Make your yard (or school or business) friendly to birds and other wildlife with the City’s new Backyard Habitat Certification Program, a partnership with the Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Land Trust. For $35, the customized program provides assistance, advice and incentives to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive weeds and garden sustainably. Learn more.  Top

City Jobs, Meetings and Community Events

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Upcoming Events

Wed, Feb 18
Senior Healthy Hikers
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thu, Feb 19
Third Thursday Studios
6:30-8:15 p.m.

Fri, Feb 20
MHCC "The Drowsy Chaperone"
7:30 p.m.
*Multiple performance dates/times

Sat, Feb 21
Stewardship Saturdays
9-11:30 a.m.

Tue Feb 24
Senior Healthy Hikers
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Try Local Tuesday
4:30-6 p.m.
Safety Awareness Class
6-7 p.m.

Thu, Feb 26
Corridors and Centers Forum
6-8:30 p.m.
MHCC Theater Improv Show
6:30 p.m.

Sat, Feb 28
Wetland Birds in Gresham
9-11:30 a.m.
Community CPR Training
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wed, Mar 4
State of the City Address
5:30-7 p.m.

Thu, Mar 5
MHCC Winter Concert
7:30 p.m.

Sat, Mar 7
Green & Clean Day of Service
9-12 p.m.