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Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2020 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2020 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2020 Spring Newsletter

"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Spring 2020 Newsletter

Inside This Issue:

  • Pining for a Parks District
  • Albertina Kerr Housing Update
  • Wilkes East Land-Use Update
  • Glisan Street Lane Reduction

Download your copy here. (includes active web links)

Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

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Got a story or tip to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles and tips for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300-500 words and may be subject to editing Include a related photo. Send by email to chair@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: 17104 NE Oregon St • Portland OR 97230.

Volunteers Needed
Newsletters are hand-delivered to Wilkes East residents and businesses by neighborhood volunteers. There are always routes that need delivery people. Routes are small and many. We can always use your help.
To volunteer contact chair@wilkeseastna.org.

Nadaka Nature Park future uncertain; community members call for dedicated recreation funding

Nadaka Nature Park won't have much of a reason to celebrate the new year.

Nadaka Nature Park future uncertain; community members call for dedicated recreation funding. Lee Dayfield said a parks district funding mechanism is the best option for maintaining Nadaka Nature Park, which lost its fiscal agent and programming at the end of 2019. Info here!
PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Lee Dayfield said a parks district funding mechanism is the best option for maintaining Nadaka Nature Park, which lost its fiscal agent and programming at the end of 2019. Click to enlarge

By Christopher Keizur
Source: Gresham Outlook (Oct 18, 2019)

The beautiful green space in the heart of the Wilkes East Neighborhood will be empty after losing its fiscal agent — transforming what was once thought of as the model for future parks in Gresham into just another open area. Despite the work that has been poured into the park, residents will have less of a reason to visit than ever before.

"It almost makes me cry to walk through here and know all those kids won't be coming here to be educated," said Lee Dayfield. "This park was their backyard, playground and forest."

There is no better person to talk to about Nadaka Nature Park than Dayfield. She spearheaded the charge to transform her dream park into a reality. She overcame red tape and bureaucracy, founding Friends of Nadaka to help secure grants and other funding.

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council, a Portland-based organization, had supported the Gresham park since its inception. But with some changes to the board and executive director, the group has decided to focus on other projects.

The backing for Nadaka will end when the money runs dry, which is estimated to happen in January 2020. That means no more activities — from community cleanups to educational gatherings for local schoolchildren — that made the park so special.

"They were so strong and supportive of us for seven years," Dayfield said. "People will notice a big difference."

Click "Read more" (below) to continue reading this article.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Feb 18, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 4PM-6PM

02/18/2020 - 4:00pm
02/18/2020 - 6:00pm
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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Feb 18, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 4PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month immediately following adjournment of the 3:00 pm Gresham City Council meeting.

Meeting start time varies.

GRDC meeting allow necessary Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as approval of projects, budget adoption, committee appointments, public hearings, resolutions, etc.

For more information, contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Join Us! Gresham Police Town Hall Meeting: Thu May 30, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM

05/30/2019 - 6:30pm
05/30/2019 - 8:30pm
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Join Us. Gresham Police Town Hall Meeting: Thu May 30, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM. Share your concerns. Info here!

Join Us! Share Your Concerns

When: Thu May 30, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Boys and Girls Club
454 SE 165 Ave
Portland, OR
Get Map!

The Gresham Police Department would like to cover topics that most interest you. Let us know what topics you would like to hear about and discuss by responding to our Facebook page @GreshamPolice, Twitter @GreshamPD, call 503.618.2320, or stop by the Police Dept.

Topics

  • New Oregon laws for 2019
  • Vacant and run-down structures, crimes in neighborhood, community watches
  • How to file a police report
  • Law enforcement use of drones
  • Neighborhood issues
  • Neighborhood gang issues
  • Officer use of force statistics for the Gresham Police Department

See you there!

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2018 Spring Meeting: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7PM-9PM

03/12/2018 - 7:00pm
03/12/2018 - 9:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2018 Spring Meeting, Mon Mar 12, 2018 7PM-9PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting.

Meeting Notice

When: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7PM-9PM
(New date! 2nd Monday)
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(small bldg, center north on campus)
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, November 13th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2018 Spring Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
Speakers for the March 12th meeting include: What are you most concerned about? (audience survey), Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), Mario Palmero,City of Gresham Council, Rockwood update & homeless, Waterside Apartment project update, Zimmerman House update.

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.

Agenda

  • What are you most concerned about? (audience survey)
  • Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET)
  • Mario Palmero,City of Gresham Council, Rockwood update & homeless
  • Waterside Apartment project update
  • Zimmerman House update


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2017 Fall Meeting: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM

11/13/2017 - 7:00pm
11/13/2017 - 9:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Fall Meeting, Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

When: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM
(New date! 2nd Monday)
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(small bldg, center north on campus)
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, November 13th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Fall Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
Speakers for the November 13th meeting include: Election of Board Officers, Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), City of Gresham Code Compliance, Rockwood Boys & Girls Club, City of Gresham Transportation Dept, Proposed 162nd Max Station name change

November is election month. Please consider becoming a board member. Nominate yourself. No experience needed. All positions are open.

Remember, if we don’t have a neighborhood association then we will have no idea, or say, in what is going on in our neighborhood or community!

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.

Agenda

  • Election of Board Officers
  • Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET)
  • City of Gresham Code Compliance
  • Rockwood Boys & Girls Club
  • City of Gresham Transportation Dept
  • Proposed 162nd Max Station name change
  • plus a Nadaka update and neighborhood news.


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Nov 21, 2017 Meeting: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 4PM-6PM

11/21/2017 - 4:00pm
11/21/2017 - 6:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Gresham Redevelopment Commission Nov 21, 2017 Meeting: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 4PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month immediately following adjournment of the 3 p.m. Gresham City Coucnil meeting.

Meeting start time varies.

GRDC meetings allow necessary Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as budget adoption, grant awards, public hearings, resolutions, etc.

For more information, please contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Back-to-School IMMUNIZATION CLINIC, Wallace Medical Concern: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3PM-6PM

08/27/2015 - 3:00pm
08/27/2015 - 6:00pm
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All schools & childcare providers require
proof of immunizations!

Your neighborhood clinic, The Wallace Medical Concern hosts

All schools & childcare providers require proof of immunizations! Back to School IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3PM-6PM. Info here!

IMMUNIZATION
CLINIC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH 3 - 6 pm
The Rockwood Building, 124 NE 181st

PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNIZATION RECORD or
note from your school for the immunizations only clinic.

Free w/Oregon Health Plan (familycare/care oregon) card
Fee: Immunizations are charged at $21.95 per immunization

NO CHILD WILL BE TURNED AWAY BASED ON PAYMENT

The Wallace Medical Concern also offers full care
for families and can provide exams and pediatric services.

Please let us know if your child needs a longer appointment!

Wallace Medical Concern
124 NE 181st Suite 103
Gresham, OR 97230
503.489.1760

Free! Rock the Block Festival 2015: Fri May 29th 3PM-8PM, Sat May 30th 10AM-4PM

05/29/2015 - 3:00pm
05/29/2015 - 8:00pm
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Free! Rock the Block 2015, Celebrate Our Story: Fri May 29, 2015 3PM-8PM, Sat May 30, 2015 10AM-4PM. Info here!

Join the fun on the plaza!

When: Fri May 29, 2015 3PM-8PM
          Sat May 30, 2015 10AM-4PM
Where: Plaza del Sol
18535 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Everyone's Invited!
Join us May 29th & 30th for Rock the Block, an engaging, family-oriented community celebration.

  • Fri May 29
    Free! Feast of Nations 6:30PM
    Farmers Market 3PM-7PM
  • Sat May 30
    Kids Parade 12PM
    Free! Kids Lunch 12:30PM

Are you coming out to the Rock the Block Kids Parade on Saturday, May 30th at noon? Special guests include Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, author Mitchell Jackson, SEI Drumline and Dancers, Rojo and Smokey the Therapy Llamas, Portland Farmers Mobile Bike Market and many more! Each child participating will receive a rainbow hand kite, balloon, lei, t-shirt, backpack and a book!

Rock the Block provides a forum for the community to connect to youth activity and resource providers in the area and thrive on an ongoing basis. Festival Poster

Read more about Rock the Block as well as event volunteer opportunities.

Corridors and Centers: Remove Obstacles to Development Community Forum: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:30-8:30PM

02/26/2015 - 6:30pm
02/26/2015 - 8:30pm
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Corridors and Centers: Remove Obstacles to Development Community Forum: Thu Feb 16, 2015 6:30-8:30PM. Info here!
Rockwood Sunrise, 187th & E Burnside

Share Your Ideas!

When: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:30-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Greaham OR
Get Map!

This project involves revising City rules that present obstacles to desired development, with a focus on development rules related to Rockwood, Civic Neighborhood, Downtown and the City’s major streets. Please, come help us evaluate potential rule changes that involve building height, development intensity, parking requirements and other issues. The changes are intended to ensure that desired development can occur and result in high-quality centers and corridors that work well for people in Gresham.

  • 6:30: Open House
  • 7:00: Presentation and Discussion

Read more about this project.

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