Mayor Shane Bemis
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2014 State of the City Address   (Transcript)

Sworn in as the City’s 26th Mayor in 2007, and re-elected to a second term in November 2010 and a third term in November 2014, Bemis has focused on improving public safety, fostering economic development and enhancing Gresham’s quality of life.

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Councilor Jerry W. Hinton - Council Position #1
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Councilor Jerry Hinton was elected to Council Position 1 in November 2012 and sworn into office on Jan. 8, 2013. Read Bio

Councilor Kirk French - Council Position #2
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Kirk French was unanimously appointed to Position 2 on the Gresham City Council on Oct. 15, 2013.

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Councilor Karylinn Echols - Council Position #3
Councilor Echols


As a member of Council, Echols’ priorities include job growth and pushing ahead on Rockwood – West Gresham urban renewal. Read Bio

Councilor Mario Palmero - Council Position #4
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Councilor Mario Palmero was appointed by Council to this open seat on Dec. 18, 2012, and was elected to a four-year term in November 2014. Read Bio

Councilor Michael McCormick - Council Position #5
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Councilor Michael McCormick, a retired Portland firefighter who has lived in Gresham since 1957, was elected to Council Position 5 in November 2012 and sworn into office on Jan. 8, 2013. Read Bio

Council President, Lori Stegmann - Council Position #6
Councilor Stegmann

Council President

Gresham residents elected Lori Stegmann to Gresham City Council Position 6 on Nov. 2, 2010.  Councilor Stegmann was elected Council President by a unanimous vote in January 2014 by her peers. Read Bio