David Widmark - Council Position #5
David Widmark has served multiple terms beginning with Position 6 from 1996 to 1998. In July 2005, he was appointed to Council Position 4 when it became vacant after the resignation of another Councilor. In 2007, Widmark was appointed to fill the remainder of a term vacated by another Councilor. Widmark was elected to Council Position 1 in November 2008. In 2010, his peers elected him Council President. Councilor Widmark retired from Council at the end of his term in 2012.
Professionally, Widmark retired after 36 years with the U.S. Forest Service, then served as general manager and public relations director for Cramer Fish Sciences until 2008. Over the past 20 years, he's volunteered on a variety of committees, including the Planning Commission for six years and the Finance Committee. He advocated for the creation of the City’s Design Commission. He also helped form Gresham's first neighborhood association in 1989 and served as its president.
Councilor Widmark serves on the board of Home Forward and was the first Board Chairman from East Multnomah County for that organization.