Public safety

Volunteers Needed to Count Gresham Street & Trail Users: Sep 8-13, 2009

09/08/2009 - 4:00pm
09/08/2009 - 6:00pm
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How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails? Volunteers Needed to Count Users, Sept 8-13, 2009. Info here!

How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails?

Volunteers Needed to Count Users, Sept 8-13

Regional Streets and Trails User Count and Survey

Gresham is participating in a nationwide effort to document the number of people biking, walking, skateboarding, and rollerblading on trails and local streets. As part of that effort, City staff is asking for volunteers to help conduct counts and surveys.

Dates and Times

4 to 6PM on Sept. 8, 9, 10 (Tues, Weds, Thurs)

Noon to 2PM on Sept. 12 and 13 (Saturday, Sunday)

Sign up now!

To volunteer contact Jonathan David at 503-618-2321 or Jonathan.David@GreshamOregon.gov . Leave your name, phone number and e-mail address, a preferred day, and if desired, the location where you would like to volunteer.

Count Locations

The City has identified 18 locations where counts will be taken:

1. Marine Drive at I-85
2. 181st Avenue at Halsey Street
3. Halsey Street at 201st Avenue
4. Gresham-Fairview Trail at Burnside Road
5. 181st Avenue at Division Street
6. 181st Avenue at Powell Boulevard
7. pringwater Trail at Pleasant View Drive
8. Burnside Avenue at 223rd Avenue (Eastman Parkway)
9. Powell Boulevard at 23rd Ave (Eastman Parkway)
10. Springwater Trail at Main City Park
11. Cleveland Avenue at Fifth Street
12. Springwater Trail at 242nd Avenue/Hogan Road
13. Stark Street at Kane Drive
14. Kane Drive at Division Street
15. Kane Drive at Powell Valley Road
16. 282nd Avenue at Lusted Road
17. 181st Avenue at Glisan Street
18. 181st Avenue at Stark Street

Send a message to criminals! Join your neighbors for the 26th National Night Out: Aug 4, 2009 7PM-10PM

08/04/2009 - 7:00pm
08/04/2009 - 10:00pm
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Send a message to criminals! Join your neighbors for the 26th National Night Out: Aug 4, 2009 7PM-10PM.  Help make your community safe and raise awareness about local anticrime programs. Click here for details!
    National Night Out website

America's Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out
August 4, 2009 7PM-10PM

When: Tuesday, Aug 4th, 2009 7PM-10PM
Where: Your neighborhood!

Celebrate the 26th anniversary of National Night Out by hosting an event in your neighborhood on August 4.

Last year over 37 million people across 15,449 communities participated in events to help make communities safe and raise awareness about anticrime programs.

    National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs,
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

    Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils National Night Out is also celebrated with:

  • block parties,
  • cookouts,
  • visits from local police and sheriff departments
  • parades, exhibits,
  • flashlight walks,
  • contests, and
  • youth programs.

Organize a National Night Out Event in Your Neighborhood

Call 503-618-2567 or contact Cathy Harrington at Cathy.Harrington@ci.gresham.or.us to register your event and receive National Night Out materials.

National Night Out website

Vance Park (Rockwood)

UPDATE (07-30-2009) The Rockwood Neighborhood Association invites you to National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4 at Vance Park (SE 182nd & Main St) from 5PM-8PM. Get Map! This event will have live music, a setup for families to learn disc golf, free food, the REC mobile w/additional activities for kids and other activities. Bring something to sit on, and enjoy the evening with friends, family and neighbors!

Argay Park (Parkrose)

UPDATE (07-30-2009) Argay invites you to National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4 at Argay Park, NE 141st & Failing St (2 blks south of Sandy Blvd). Get Map! Come enjoy food by Burgerville (hamburger, chips, drink & ice cream for only $3.00), music by KoolTones (East Portland's favorite classic rock band), games, face painting & clown. Guests include: Portland Police - North Precinct, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with armored carrier, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with National Response Team Investigative Vehicle and "explosives & bomb display", Portland Fire & Rescue and fire engine. Bring your dollar bills (for food), a sun hat, something to sit on, and enjoy an evening of entertainment and "picnicking" with friends, family and neighbors!

Rockwood, East County Justice Center & East County Public Safety Forum: May 12, 2009 7:30PM

05/12/2009 - 7:30pm
05/12/2009 - 9:00pm
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Rockwood, East County Justice Center & East County Public Safety Forum: May 12, 2009 7:30PM

A forum to discuss...
the Justice Center, Courts and Public Safety as part of Rockwood's Urban Renewal

When: Tuesday, May 12 2009 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Where: Parklane Christian Reformed Church
16001 SE Main St (just off of 162nd Ave)
Portland, OR
Get Map!

East County Justice Center debacle

Members of East Portland communities are increasingly concerned about the Rockwood Public Safety presence now and in future. Most notably, East Portlander's are very concerned about the East County Justice Center debacle.

County changes direction on project

Multnomah County was scheduled to build a full service Justice Facility, including courthouses, community space, sheriff's office and other facilities in Rockwood. The Rockwood Bowling alley at 187th & SE Stark St was purchased for this project. Multnomah County has reconsidered this project, and is planning on building courthouses in downtown Gresham instead.

Attend the public forum

The Rockwood Neighborhood Association is co-sponsoring a forum May 12th to discuss the Justice Center, Courts and Public Safety as components in Rockwood's Urban Renewal efforts.

Attendees

  • Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler
  • Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel
  • Multnomah District Attorney Michael Shrunk
  • Multnomah County Judge Edward Jones
  • Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis
  • Gresham Councilors Richard Strathern & Paul Warr-King
  • Gresham Police Chief Craig Junginger
  • East Precinct Police Commander Mike Crebs

Everyone is urged to attend this important meeting and show support for this very important part of Rockwood's future. Several important questions will be asked and answered. The public is invited to ask questions too.

Sponsored by the Centiennial Community Association, East Portland Neighborhoods, Rockwood Neighborhood Association, & Rockwood Business Coalition

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Newsletter Archive

Newsletter Archive | Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together 'WE' can make a difference! Click here!

Newsletter Archive

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Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Summer 2021 Newsletter

Inside This Issue:

  • Trackers, Never Lose Stuff Again
  • New Special Needs Adult Program
  • Wilkes East Land-Use Update
  • Saving 267 Trees; Shaull Woods
  • Meet City Councilor Dina DiNucci

A publication of:

Wilkes East Neighborhood Association
Gresham OR USA

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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 general meetings.

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 words and may be subject to editing. Send by email to chair@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: 17104 NE Oregon St • Portland OR 97230. Deadline for submission is three weeks prior to publication.

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

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2021 Fall Meeting: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7PM-8:30PM

11/08/2021 - 7:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2021 Fall Meeting: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7PM-8:30PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Online meeting via Zoom. Info here!

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

Fall Meeting Notice

When: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

Click here to Join Meeting

(New to Zoom? Go to https://zoom.us/join)

Dial-in Zoom
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 864 2480 4501
Passcode: 061657

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday Nov 8th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2021 Fall Meeting.

Agenda

  • Kevin Dahlgren, City of Gresham, Homeless Services
  • Mary Ann "Miki" Herman, New CEO of Ablertina Kerr
  • Election of Officers
  • Q & A
  • Neighborhood news and more

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. Get involved! Make a difference!

Who should attend?
Participation is open to all residents who live, own property or a business, organization, church or government agency within our boundaries

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!.


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!

Questions or comments?
Contact Wilkes East Neighborhood by email at info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: Wilkes East Neighborhood, 17104 NE Oregon St, Portland Oregon 97230

It’s going to be a scorcher! Potentially historic heatwave ahead for Jun 25-28, 2021

A weather update from WENA's in-house meteorologist, Garret Hartung: It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend, potentially historic heatwave ahead for June 25-28. Info here!

A weather update from WENA's in-house meteorologist, Garret Hartung:

As you might have heard by now, or seen on your favorite weather app/source, it’s gonna get hot this weekend. For the past several days, forecast models have been painting a dire picture for the PNW. An anomalously strong ridge of high pressure is looking to park itself over the Pacific Northwest over the weekend, paving the way for temperatures to meet or exceed records for the month of June, and potentially making a run at the hottest temperatures ever recorded in our region. For reference the highest temperature recorded in June for Portland is 102F, with the all time high temperature record being 107F. After Monday, temperatures look to calm down a bit and get back into the lower 90’s, but it will remain very dry.

So how hot will it actually get?
NWS Portland (at the time I’m writing this) is going with high temperatures at PDX of 104 for Saturday, 108 for Sunday, and 103 for Monday. Temperatures at night will be warm as well providing little relief, with some places failing to dip below 75. To me, these seem like good values to make your plans off of. However there is the a fair amount of potential for it to be even hotter. Should things line up perfectly (thermal trough parked in perfect place, offshore/downslope flow, no high clouds or smoke) there is the potential for Portland to exceed 108 and possibly even 110!

“Ok it’s gonna get hot like it usually does in the summer, why should I care?”
While tornadoes, hurricanes, and other violent forms of weather often take the top news headlines, a relatively silent killed lurks under blue skies and sunshine. According to the CDC over 650 people each year die from exposure to extreme heat and the medical complications that come with it.

Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. It could save a live
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Here in the PNW, many are not blessed with air conditioning. This weekend will be brutal to outright dangerous for those without it. Even potentially deadly to our more vulnerable populations. On top of that, this event is happening right before the 4th of July holiday, with dry conditions persisting throughout the week leading up to it. This is setting the stage for downright scary fire conditions. There is also some concern regarding lightning in the coming week in our higher terrain. Bottom line is that this heatwave can be deadly in itself, and will likely lead to prime conditions for fires.

Some recommendations:

  • Check on friends, neighbors, family, especially those who don’t have AC and/or are particularly vulnerable to excessive heat
  • Do not leave pets, children, or really anything you really care about in your car. Temperatures inside can reach deadly levels within minutes in this kind of heat.
  • Avoid staying outside for long periods of time. If you have to, bring a lot of water and use shade frequently. Wear loose fitting lightly colored clothes.
  • Stay hydrated, drink lots of water and not too many sugary, caffeinated, and/or alcoholic beverages.
  • Even if you have AC, have a backup plan in case of power outages.
  • Know the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. It can save someone's life. See www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat for more information.
  • Reconsider stocking up on fireworks for 4th of July. I personally don’t think it’s worth the fire risk, even in the city. The fire danger could get to the point where counties ban them due to the risk of fire.
  • If you live in a fire zone, have a plan if a fire breaks out near by.
  • Be kind to each other. Heat like this is stressful and a lot of people will be struggling to get some sleep during this period.

Stay safe and stay smart my friends!

SAFER Council May 2021 Meeting: Thu, May 20, 2021 5:30PM-8:30PM

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SAFER Council May 2021 Meeting: Thu, May 20, 2021 5:30PM-8:30PM. Public Welcome. Info here!

Public Welcome

When: Thu, May 20, 2021 5:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

The regional SAFER Council consists of city representatives from Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village, Troutdale and a Multnomah Rural Protection District 10 board member.

The SAFER Council (Sustainable Affordable Funding for Emergency Services) was created with regard to fire service in East County.

Goals of the SAFER Council:

  • Determine the emergency response level for our regional service area.
  • Perform a needs assessment required to meet service level expectations.
  • Establish a SAFER proposal and alternate proposal to be presented for consideration by each City Council and district board.

How to watch:

For more information about this meeting, contact Randi Deverell at 503-618-2853 or Randi.Deverell@GreshamOregon.gov.

Transportation Subcommittee Meeting, May 27, 2021: Thu, May 27, 2021 6PM-7:30PM

05/27/2021 - 6:00pm
05/27/2021 - 7:30pm
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Transportation Subcommittee Meeting, May 27, 2021: Thu, May 27, 2021 6PM-7:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Thu, May 27, 2021 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom
Get Map!

To protect public health, safety and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Transportation Subcommittee will meet remotely at 6:00 pm on May 27 via Zoom.

How to participate

  • Zoom login information will be available in the meeting agenda on the Transportation Subcommittee page one week before the meeting.
  • If you want to speak during the meeting, provide written comments, are unable to access the meeting remotely, or are otherwise unable to participate in the meeting, please notify us 24 hours in advance of the meeting for instructions and assistance. This will allow us time to provide alternate arrangements if needed.

Contact Jay Higgins at Jay.Higgins@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2215 for participation instructions or more information about the meeting.

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2021 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2021 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2021 Spring Newsletter

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


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Spring 2021 Newsletter

Inside This Issue:

  • Downtown Rockwood Arrives
  • Albertina Kerr Housing Update
  • Wilkes East Land-Use Update
  • Reporting Livability Issues
  • Hazardous Spills, Who To Call
  • Neighborhood Tree Outreach

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.

View archive   |   Policy & Ad Rates

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.

Regional SAFER Council Jan 2021 Meeting: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 5:30PM-8:30PM

01/13/2021 - 5:30pm
01/13/2021 - 8:30pm
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Regional SAFER Council Jan 2021 Meeting: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 5:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 5:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

The regional SAFER Council consisting of city representatives from Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village, Troutdale and a Multnomah Rural Protection District 10 board member will be meeting via Zoom on Jan. 13 at 5:30 pm.

The SAFER Council (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Responses) was created with regard to fire service in East County.

Meeting agenda

The goals of the SAFER Council:

  • Determine the emergency response level for our regional service area.
  • Perform a needs assessment required to meet service level expectations.
  • Establish a SAFER proposal and alternate proposal to be presented for consideration by each City Council and district board.

How to watch:

  • Join Zoom meeting online
    • Meeting ID: 973 9678 8321
    • Passcode: SAFER1
  • One tap mobile: 1-253-215-8782,,97396788321#,,,,,,0#,,422769#
  • Join by phone: 1-253-215-8782
    • Meeting ID: 973 9678 8321
    • Passcode: 422769

For more information about this meeting, contact Randi Deverell at 503-618-2853 or Randi.Deverell@GreshamOregon.gov.

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