Neighborhood Connections: Jan 2009

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections Nov 2008

City of Gresham News, Community Activities, Workshops & 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

Gresham Landlord Forum For All Multi-Family Rental Landlords and Managers Jan. 21

Meetings are held at Gresham City Hall. The purpose of these meetings is to provide a forum for Gresham area apartment owners and managers to meet and exchange information. Read more

On Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Meet the Artist Selected to Create the Art Elements at the Center for the Arts Plaza

Artist Claudia Fitch will discuss her work at this informal event. She is known for creating a variety of public works in the Northwest including the public art for Quest Stadium in Seattle. Read more

Interested in Organizing your Neighborhood for a Disaster Response?

The City of Gresham offers the Map Your Neighborhood program to all neighborhoods who wish to prepare now for the next emergency or disaster. Check out the Map Your Neighborhood information on the City's Web site. If you would like more information on this program call 503-618-2567, or e-mail Read more

Are You Ready? Workshop Jan. 24 from 9AM to Noon

This free three-hour workshop will help you prepare your household for all types of disasters. Every participant will receive a neighborhood organizing tool and instructions for bringing together neighbors around the issues of preparedness and safety. January 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at Gresham City Hall. For more information on the Are You Ready? program call 503-618-2567 or e-mail Read more

New Skate Park Community Design Workshop is Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2:30PM

Skate park fans of all ages are urged to join Parks and Recreation staff and skate park consultant Dreamland to design the new skate park at a community design workshop from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Wall Street Pizza. Read more

Register for Free Naturescaping Workshop at Gresham City Hall

Join Environmental Services staff and the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Gresham City Hall to learn about naturescaping and take a field trip to a nearby project. Read more

Oregon E-Cycles in Gresham

New statewide program offers free, year-round recycling of televisions and computers at two sites in Gresham. Read more

Become a Master Recycler

Interested in teaching and advocating about recycling? Participate in the upcoming Master Recyclers course on Tuesday nights from March 31 to May 19. The City of Gresham Recycling and Solid Waste Division is sponsoring two individuals to attend. Read more

Successful Mediation Cases

A review of the mediation cases from July through December 2008 showed that when both people participated, 94% of the cases reached resolution. Quotes from participants give remarks from an employee, a landlord, a businessman, a neighbor, and a teen from different mediation cases. Read more

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