City of Gresham

City of Gresham, Community Development and Housing Subcommittee Meeting Nov 2015: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6PM-8PM

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City of Gresham, Community Development and Housing Subcommittee Meeting Nov 2015: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail R
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The Community Development and Housing Subcommittee advises the City Council on community development and housing goals, policies and budgets.

More info
Contact Laurie Wells at 503-618-2404 or Laurie.Wells@GreshamOregon.gov.

Free! Rain Gardens 101 workshop, $200 Incentive for Gresham residents: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM

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Free! Rain Gardens 101 workshop, $200 Incentive for Gresham residents: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM. Info Here!
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Saving Streams, Creating Habitat

When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Community Police Bldg
234 SW Kendall Ct
Troutdale, OR
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Learn how to build your own rain garden! Explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time.

You will learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that guides you through all the steps in constructing your rain garden. Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby rain garden.

Register here! Spaces available: 14 (of 40 max as of Nov 16th)


Rain Gardens
A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater runoff from hard surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks and driveways, and allows it to soak back into the ground naturally. They are planted with hardy, native perennials that filter pollutants commonly found in stormwater runoff. This helps reduce the overall amount of runoff and pollution that gets into our streams, and maintains the natural hydrology (the movement and distribution of water in the area, as it would be under natural conditions) so streams don’t go dry during the hot summer months.

If you are a resident of Gresham, you may be eligible for our $200 Rain Garden Incentive!

Why build a rain garden?
When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore. This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.

Rain gardens hold stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground naturally. This prevents pollution from entering our local streams and wetlands, and helps recharge our groundwater. By planting a rain garden with native plants, you can create a beautiful, low-maintenance and drought-tolerant landscape feature, while also providing habitat for beneficial wildlife. You can see examples of stormwater-managing features in the Rain Garden gallery

City of Gresham, Planning Commission Meeting: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:30PM-9PM

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City of Gresham, Planning Commission Meeting: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:30PM-9PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:30PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.

More info
Contact Tammy Richardson at 503-618-2401 or Tammy.Richardson@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham, Council Roundtable Meeting Nov 2015: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3PM-5PM

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City of Gresham, Council Roundtable Meeting Nov 2015: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3PM-5PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3PM-5PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Room 3A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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Council Roundtable meetings are informal sessions for Councilors to discuss issues of interest on a monthly basis. Council members suggest their own agenda for the meetings, leaving enough time for open, informal dialogue. No public comment is taken during these meetings. Contact the City Recorder for more information: 503-618-2697.

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City of Gresham, Public Safety Committee Nov 2015 Meeting: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6PM-8PM

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City of Gresham, Public Safety Committee Nov 2015 Meeting: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The Public Safety Committee advises Council on matters related to public safety, including police, fire and life safety, with a goal for Gresham to become one of the safest cities in the state.

More info
Contact Rebecca Danner at 503-618-2313 or Rebecca.Danner@GreshamOregon.gov.

Join the fun! Celebrate The Spirit of Christmas: Sat Nov 28, 2013 5PM-6:30PM

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Join the fun! Celebrate The Spirit of Christmas: Sat Nov 28, 2013 5PM-6:30PM. 24th Annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting rings in Gresham’s holiday season with a family-friendly program that includes music, photos with Santa, refreshments and more! Info here!

Tree Lighting, Music
and Santa too!

When: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5PM-6:30PM
Where: Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St
Historic Downtown Gresham
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Tree Lighting
The 24th Annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting – one of the community’s most popular events – rings in Gresham’s holiday season with a family-friendly program that includes music, photos with Santa, refreshments and the lighting of the 60-foot ponderosa pine on the Arts Plaza. The program gets underway at 5PM, with the tree-lighting at 6PM.

Downtown Gresham will also be hosting a full day of other holiday activities. (Schedule TBA)

More Info
Contact Event Coordinator Shannon Chisholm at 503-750-3785.

Gresham Police accepting applications for the Citizen Volunteers in Policing (CVIP): Deadline Fri Sep 18, 2015

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Gresham Police accepting applications for the Citizen Volunteers in Policing (CVIP): Deadline Fri Sep 18, 2015. Info here!

Apply Yourself

Deadline: Fri Sep 18, 2015 5PM
Position: Citizen Volunteer in Policing
City of Gresham

Citizens making a positive difference in our community

The Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizen Volunteers in Policing (CVIP) program until 5PM Sep 18, 2015.

Interested citizens can download a volunteer application or pick up an application at the Police Department. Completed applications should be submitted to the Police Department.

Gresham’s Citizen Volunteers in Policing are the eyes and ears of the Police Department and create a visible presence in our parks, trails, residential areas and commerce centers. Volunteers do not carry weapons, confront suspects, or participate in altercations; they observe and report.

Volunteer criteria

  • Must be 21 years of age and older.
  • Must live or own a business within the city limits of Gresham.
  • Must pass a DMV and criminal background check.

City of Gresham, Design Commission Meeting Sep 2015: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:30PM-8PM

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City of Gresham, Design Commission Meeting Sep 2015: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:30PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chamber
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The Design Commission is the primary advising subcommittee to the City Council on design excellence for the built environment of the city.

For more information about this event contact Jamie Thomes at 503-618-2842 or Jamie.Thomes@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham, Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee Sep 2015 Meeting: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM

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City of Gresham, Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee Sep 2015 Meeting: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Room 2A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee advises the Gresham City Council on policy development matters and actions related to the protection, restoration and enhancement of:

  • Natural resources
  • Watershed health
  • Water quality
  • Fish and wildlife habitat
  • Urban tree canopy
  • Provision of public health
  • Development, improvement and expansion of city parks, trails, and green space for present and future generations

For more information about this event contact Christa Thompson at 503-618-2525 or Christa.Thompson@GreshamOregon.gov.

Bike Helmet Giveaway! Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM

09/26/2015 - 11:30am
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Bike Helmet Giveaway! Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM. Info here!

Helmet Giveaway, Bike Rodeo

When: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM
Where: Gresham Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St
Gresham, OR
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To promote bicycle safety and a healthy lifestyle and educate the community about bikes on public transit, the City is partnering with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) to hold the annual Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo.

Helmet Giveaway

  • The ONA Constituent Association 1 has purchased hundreds of bicycle helmets to give away to children and adults who are not able to purchase new helmets.
  • Children must check in with a parent or guardian to pick out color and style of the helmet they want. A trained volunteer will fit the helmet, demonstrating proper fitting.
  • The ONA has first-hand knowledge of the importance of teaching safe biking skills to children in order to prevent severe injuries from accidents, and has fitted more than 1,500 free bicycle helmets in the Portland metro area since 2007 to promote injury prevention.

Bike Rodeo

  • Bring Your Bike and Helmet!
  • Bring your bike and have it checked by a trained mechanic from Bikes for Humanity PDX.
  • Learn the rules of the road from Gresham bike patrol officers, and practice riding on a safety course.

The Bike Rodeo is presented by the City's Transportation Planning Division staff, volunteers, and Boy and Girl Scouts, with help from the Gresham Police.

Group Bike Ride
A group bike ride will begin at the safety information booth on the Arts Plaza, traveling through downtown Gresham to Main City Park, making a loop on the Springwater and Gresham-Fairview Trails, and returning to the Arts Plaza around 2:30 p.m.

More Info
For information or to volunteer at this event contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816 or Sandra.Doubleday@GreshamOregon.gov.

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