Neighborhood Connections: Oct 2008

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City of Gresham News,
Community Activities & More...

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Inside this Issue...

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email

Rockwood Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 25

Saturday, October 25 is the 18th annual Make A Difference Day — the largest national day of helping others. Make A Difference Day will be celebrated with a tree planting in Rockwood from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. This project is a partnership between the City of Gresham, Gresham Redevelopment Commission, Friends of Trees, and AmeriCorps. Read more.

Volunteers Sought for Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 25

Volunteers are needed to join City staff in national “Make a Difference Day” activities from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, to complete the final stage of a new section of the Kelly Creek Greenway Trail. Read more.

Kane Drive Improvement Project Design Review Open House
November 6

Citizens are invited to attend a 90% Completion Design Review open house for the Kane Drive Improvement Project from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at Gordon Russell Middle School, 3625 SE Powell Valley Road. Read more.

TIP 2008 4th Quarter Newsletter

Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP) is a national voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. Enjoy their first electronic newsletter. Read more.

Crime Prevention Tip

Helpful tips from the Gresham Police Crime Prevention Unit. Read more.

A Great Way to Give Back to Gresham...Adopt a Park or Trail Today

Join our Adopt-a-Park program to become stewards and sustainability leaders in Gresham parks. Together, the City of Gresham's Parks and Recreation, local businesses and community groups can work toward the preservation and restoration of our city parks. Read more.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join the Gresham Police Department in educating and spreading awareness of Domestic Violence. Read more.

Map your Neighborhood

During a large-scale disaster, the response of our community’s emergency services may be delayed or overwhelmed for a variety of reasons. It is crucial for neighborhoods to be prepared to help each other in the aftermath of a disaster in which outside help may be days away. Read more.

Gresham Transportation Projects Seek Your Public Comment

Two Gresham transportation projects are seeking federal funding through the Metro Transportation Improvement Program. A strong showing of folks advocating for the East County projects by submitting public comment now through December 1 impacts the final decision. Read more.

Senior Citizen Scam Jam 2008

Learn how to protect yourself from ID Theft, investment fraud, repair scams, financial exploitation, and much more at Senior Citizen Scam Jam 2008. Read more.

Forums, Open Houses, and Workshops

Comprehensive Planning is hosting or involved in several public meetings over the next several months. You're invited to attend and get involved. Read more.

Curbside Recycling Campaign comes to Gresham

Teams monitoring recycling roll carts are checking for plastic bags, major contamination, and mis-sorted glass. Residents with excellent recycling habits may spot “Way to Go” recognition on their carts. Read more.

Conserve Water, Reduce Utility Bills

Using less water this winter from late October 2008 through April 2009 can help reduce your wastewater bill when the new rate program for residential homes starts in January 2010. Read more.

Local Businesses Earn GREAT Award Through City Program

Recycling and Solid Waste has certified local Gresham businesses Gresham Ford, Rose City Breast Care, and Dr. Robert Jones, D.D.S, as GREAT Businesses, recognized for their sustainable practices in the workplace. Read more.

View the City’s Street Sweeping Schedule this Fall for Your Neighborhood

The City provides year-around, nine-times-a-year sweeping of all City streets. Help street sweepers by making sure leaves and other obstacles such as basketball hoops, boats, and campers are moved onto your driveway when your section is due for a sweep. Read more.

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