City of Gresham

2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Block Captain Training Workshop: Sept 30, 2008

09/30/2008 - 6:30pm
09/30/2008 - 7:30pm

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Neighborhood Watch
Block Captain Training Workshop,
Tuesday Sept 30, 2008

When: Tuesday, Sept 30, 2008 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Safety Buldling
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, Or

Get Involved

Neighborhood Watch "Block Captain" Training Workshop. The Neighborhood Watch (NW) workshop trains all participants on how to form their Watch, complete NW forms, prevent home burglary and ID theft.

Contact Sylvia L Milne, Crime Prevention Specialist, Gresham Police Department by phone (503) 618-2824, or email

Fighting Crime, One Block At A Time

Neighborhood Watch depends on citizen involvement to prevent and discourage crime. You're not asked to take personal risks, only to serve as extra “eyes and ears” and to report information on crimes and suspicious activities promptly.

East County Parks and Tree Summit: Oct 4, 2008

10/04/2008 - 8:30am
10/04/2008 - 5:30pm
East County Parks and Tree Summit: Oct 4, 2008

Click here to sign-up now!
Exploring the Linkage between
Urban Parks, Trees, Public Safety & Economic Vibrancy

When: Saturday, October 4, 2008 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR

Field Trip 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Cost: $10.00 (includes lunch)

This Summit is a chance to explore how investments in urban parks and trees can contribute to business vibrancy, safer streets and neighborhoods, increased property values, and enhanced fiscal health.

Featuring guest presenter Kathy Wolf, Research Director at the University of Washington's Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Green program.

As a valued member of our community we want to hear from you!

Seating is limited. To register, or for more information, visit or call 503-667-2300

Nadaka Park Clean-Up yields new sign, fond memories

Volunteers clear brush, improve visibility

Volunteers clear brush, improve visibility, make new friends

2008 Wilkes East Nadaka Park Clean-Up improves visibility, yields new sign, many fond memories

On Saturday, July 26th the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association (WENA) held a cleanup at Nadaka Park clearing underbrush and lifting the canopy. The Gresham Parks Dept worked with WENA volunteers to advertise this event and provide the necessary tools (rakes, clippers, etc), as well as support staff. Over 35 people volunteered during the three hour event.

Public Input, NE 181st Ave Traffic Improvement: Sept 24, 2008 7PM

09/24/2008 - 7:00pm
09/24/2008 - 9:00pm
Public Open House, NE 181st Ave Corridor Traffic Signal Improvement Project, Wednesday Sept 24th 7PM

Public Open House,
NE 181st Ave Corridor Traffic Signal Improvement Project,
Wednesday, Sept 24th 7PM

When: Wednesday, Sept 24, 2008 7:00PM-9:00PM
Where: Springwater Trail Room
Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, Oregon

The City’s Transportation Division and Urban Renewal Dept would like to discuss a proposed project to improve freight and commuter traffic conditions on NE 181st Ave, between I-84 and the San Rafael industrial district, in North Rockwood.

Your Input Is Valuable

Please attend this open house and let the City know your concerns about this project, especially the possible prohibition of southbound U-turns at NE 181st Ave & NE San Rafael St to improve traffic flow .

Gresham Urban Forestry Committee Seeks Advisory Members

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Urban Forestry Committee seeking two new advisory members

Gresham's Urban Forestry Committee (formerly Tree Preservation Committee) is looking for additional members from the community. There are currently 5 members on the committee and they would like to add at least two more.

This seven-member citizen advisory committee is appointed by the Gresham City Council. The committee advises Council and staff about tree preservation and recommends tree species for the City's street tree list. It recommends and updates the Significant Tree List, and provides public education on those issues including publishing an approved street tree list.

Residential Districts Review, Proposed Map and Code Changes May Effect Your Property Value

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Transition Residential Districts, Increased Residential Intensity, and New Lot Size Standards Proposed

The City is proposing revisions to the Community Plan Map and Development Code as part of the Residential Districts Review project. Property owners who could be most affected by these changes are being notified by mail. Comprehensive Planning staff also wanted to make sure Neighborhood Association officials are aware of the potential changes.

Complete information is available here on a special page on the City's Web site, in addition to project information available here on the main Residential Districts Review page.

Traffic Changes Slated for NE 181st Ave: Spring 2009

Traffic Changes Slated for NE 181st Ave Corridor, City 'Signals' Relief Is On The Way!; Spring 2009.

Traffic 'Near Capacity' On The
NE 181st Ave Corridor.
City 'Signals' Relief Is On The Way!

Ask any rush hour commuter traveling NE 181st Ave in Gresham and they will tell you, traffic congestion between Interstate 84 and NE Halsey St is miserable. In fact at times, it's just downright unbearable!

Over the past few years the increased population and business growth in west Gresham has outpaced the ability of the NE 181st Ave corridor to efficiently handle the additional traffic between the I-84 freeway ramps and the Powell Butte area.

Frustrated commuters rejoice, change is coming!

The City of Gresham Dept of Public Affairs has announced a plan to reduce traffic congestion on NE 181st Ave between NE Sandy Blvd and NE Halsey St. The proposed changes are scheduled to begin spring 2009, and be completed before summer. Changes include installing new state-of-the-art computer-controlled traffic signals, prohibiting southbound U-turn's at NE San Rafael St, eliminating a crosswalk across NE 181st Ave, plus several other changes in hope of improving the flow of traffic along this particularly busy section of the NE 181st Ave corridor.

A public meeting on the proposed changes will likely be held in early to mid-September according to Jill Bradley with the City of Gresham Dept of Public Affairs.

Development Code Improvement Project hearing recheduled for Sep 2, 2008

09/02/2008 - 3:00pm
09/02/2008 - 4:30pm
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City Council Hearing on Development Code Improvement Project
(Originally scheduled Aug 19th)

When: Sept 2, 2008 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Safety and Schools Building
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR


Amendments include: provisions regarding early neighborhood notification, lot configurations, driveway lengths, height transition standards, the Medium Density Residential district, stormwater treatment and levels of review. Planning Services is the lead department.


The City Council hearing on the Development Code Improvement Project, originally scheduled for August 19, is delayed to September 2. This delay was requested so that staff may incorporate the Planning Commission recommendation from the August 11 hearing on the

Development Code Improvement Project hearing: Aug 19, 2008 (Postponed)

08/19/2008 - 3:00pm
08/19/2008 - 4:30pm
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City Council Hearing on Development Code Improvement Project

When: August 19, 2008 3:00PM - 4:30PM POSTPONED
Where: Gresham Public Safety and Schools Building
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR


Neighborhood Coalition Meeting: Dec 9, 2008

12/09/2008 - 7:00pm
12/09/2008 - 8:30pm

Neighborhood Coalition Meeting

When: Tuesday, Dec 9, 2008 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room

The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations next meeting will be Tuesday Dec 9, 2008 at 7:00PM in the Springwater Trail Room, Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030.

Meeting is open to the public. See you there!

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