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Public Notice: City of Gresham and City of Fairview Annual Reports for Stormwater Available for Review - 10/14/16

GRESHAM, OR. -- The Cities of Gresham and Fairview are releasing draft annual reports for each City's Stormwater Program for public review and comment from October 14 through October 27.

These reports are generated to comply with each City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. The reports describe the programs and activities that are conducted in order to comply with federal and state water quality requirements for local streams. Each city conducts its own program, except for water quality monitoring services, which Gresham conducts on behalf of the City of Fairview via an intergovernmental agreement (IGA).

Gresham's draft annual report, stormwater permit and stormwater plan are available at: To obtain a hard copy of the report contact Christa Thompson at 503-618-2522 or

Submit comments for the Gresham report in writing by October 27, at 5:00 p.m. via email to or mail or hand deliver to: City of Gresham; Attn: Keri Handaly; 1333 NW Eastman Parkway; Gresham, OR 97030.

Fairview's draft annual report, stormwater permit and stormwater plan are available at: To obtain a hard copy of the report contact Zaldy Macalanda at 503-674-6234 or

Submit comments for the Fairview report in writing by October 27, at 5:00 p.m. via email to or mail or hand deliver to: City of Fairview; Attn: Zaldy Macalanda; 1300 NE Village Street; Fairview, OR 97024.

Walk, Talk and Eat! - 10/10/16

GRESHAM, OR. -- Walk, talk and eat while tasting Gresham's flavorful cultures and exploring ways to make the city healthier and safer during this interactive community event on Saturday, Oct. 15.

From 10:00-11:30 a.m., participants will walk 2.2 miles from Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, to the Sunrise Center, 18901 E. Burnside St. Guides at stations along the way will spur thoughtful discussions about walking and biking in Gresham, as part of the City's Active Transportation Plan project.

From 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Center, community members will taste food prepared by local food vendors and entrepreneurs. Sample foods from a variety of different cuisines and provide feedback to these would-be-entrepreneurs as they grow their business.

Get a sneak peek at the designs and programming options in the works for the Rockwood Rising redevelopment site, tentatively scheduled for groundbreaking in 2017. Share your ideas for amenities at the market hall and public plaza.

This event is one of the many ways the City of Gresham is approaching community engagement in a new and inventive way. In the Rockwood neighborhood in particular, families speak at least 60 different languages at home. Thanks to a generous grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the City has partnered with Rockwood CDC and Design + Culture Lab to hire 10 community liaisons from a wide range of cultural backgrounds to engage the communities in which they live and work. These liaisons received extensive training in conducting outreach and planned this event as a meaningful way to engage the community in the City's plans for transportation and neighborhood revitalization.

More information about the City's Active Transportation Project:

More information about the Rockwood Rising redevelopment project:


Gresham throws homecoming celebration for local Olympians Sam and Ryan Crouser - 10/03/16

GRESHAM, OR. -- A couple local athletes will have the red carpet rolled out for an Olympic sized homecoming this week. On Friday, October 7, the Gresham community will come together to welcome back Sam and Ryan Crouser, two cousins who gave it their all the Olympics in Rio this summer.

Ryan Crouser, a Sam Barlow High School graduate, earned a gold medal--and set an Olympic record in the process--in the men's shot put competition. Sam Crouser, a Gresham High School graduate, competed in the men's javelin throw event.

Both athletes will attend a welcome home breakfast sponsored by the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday, October 7, 8-9 a.m. This event is open to Chamber members and their guests only. Media are welcome. More than 100 businesspeople are expected to attend this informal question and answer session about the Crousers' Olympic experiences. "Gold medal" pancakes will be served, courtesy of Gresham Ford.

Members of the public are invited to a special welcome home ceremony at Sam Barlow High School from 10:45-11:30 a.m. John Canzano, KATU sportscaster and radio host of 750 "The Game" will serve as emcee. Mayor Shane Bemis will speak on behalf of the City of Gresham. Sam and Ryan will be available to autograph a limited supply of free commemorative stress balls for the audience.

CityFest: How the City works for you, and how you can work for the City - 09/26/16

GRESHAM, OR. -- Join us for a festival of fun at City Hall on October 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Police motorcycles, a K9 dog, helicopter tours, music, photo opps and free popcorn and treats. Residents may unleash their inner CSI sleuth, check out the City's big rigs and learn about paths they can take to meaningful work at the City of Gresham.

This free, hands-on family event includes:
* Fingerprinting demo.
* Police car rides.
* LifeFlight helicopter tours.
* Fire trucks.
* Build your own neighborhood with Legos and other materials.
* Gardening demo---how to spot invasive plants during fall garden clean up.
* Be a water scientist---try out our monitoring equipment.
* For the animal lovers---K9 dog and frogs.
* Interactive games with prizes.
* Connect with Human Resource staff about job opportunities.

The event will be held at Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway. Free parking available. Information at