Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement

Neighborhood Event 

The Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement (ONCE) offers a one-stop shopping approach to creating a strong sense of community in Gresham, using our neighborhoods as the building blocks for engaging our citizens.

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Our Programs

East Metro Mediation

East Metro Mediation provides neutral mediators to help resolve problems involving neighbors, housing, business-customer disputes and workplace issues. The program also offers workshops and trainings in conflict resolution.


Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management works with City departments, outside agencies and the public to lessen the impact of natural and man-made disasters through planning, mitigation, training and exercising.

Graffiti Removal

Removing graffiti within 48 hours is one of the best ways to eliminate the problem altogether. Read more about graffiti removal in Gresham.


Neighborhood Associations

Neighborhood associations offer a great way to get to know your neighbors while working to improve your community. Learn more about Gresham's neighborhood associations.

Neighborhood Ready

The Neighborhood Ready program brings together the elements of Neighborhood Watch and disaster preparedness planning into one easy process. The program also offers workshops and trainings in disaster preparedness and crime prevention.


Sister City Association

The Gresham Sister City Association provides an educational, cultural and economic tie to:

  •  Ebetsu, Japan
  •  Sokcho, South Korea
  •  Owerri, Nigeria

Volunteer Program

Every year hundreds of residents give their expertise and time as a volunteer through the City's volunteer program.


Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee is made up of students from all Gresham-area high schools and works to help Gresham youth make sure their voices are heard at the City.