Councilor Josh Fuhrer - Council Position #2
Term of Office: January 2011 – December 2014
Councilor Josh Fuhrer was appointed by the City Council in July 2009, and was elected to a four-year term starting in January 2011.
A long-time resident of Rockwood, Councilor Fuhrer moved to Rockwood for the first time at age four and graduated from Centennial High School in 1992. He attended Mt. Hood Community College before graduating from Portland State University with degrees in Liberal Studies, Arts and Letters, and Theatre Arts. He also graduated from the Graduate Program in Real Estate Development at Portland State. He currently lives in the Rockwood neighborhood of Gresham.
Councilor Fuhrer is a small business owner specializing in the development of affordable housing and the preservation and renovation of dilapidated commercial buildings. His background and passion are in creating opportunities for homeowners and small business owners looking to invest in our community.
Councilor Fuhrer's committee assignments include the Citizen Involvement Committee, Planning Commission, East Multnomah County Transportation Committee, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Metro Policy Advisory Committee, Columbia Cascade River District and the Youth Advisory Council.
Prior to his appointment to City Council, Councilor Fuhrer served on the boards of directors for the Gresham Center for the Arts Foundation, Stumptown Stages, and the Portland Community Land Trust—a nonprofit dedicated to the creation of permanently affordable home ownership opportunities for families of modest means.
You can reach Councilor Fuhrer at 503-618-2254, or via Josh.Fuhrer@GreshamOregon.gov.
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