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Community Engagement

  • Community engagement fosters a two-way conversation with members of the public and the City, reduces the barriers to participation, and includes the community in decisions about how we use City resources.

    Engagement guiding principles

    • Value active citizen involvement as essential to the future of our community.
    • Respect and consider all citizen input.
    • Encourage effective outreach efforts that reflect the city’s rich diversity.
    • Promote communications and processes that encourage citizen participation and produce results.
    • Involve citizens early in policy development and planning projects.
    • Respond in a timely manner to citizens’ input and respect all perspectives and insights.
    • Coordinate City outreach and involvement activities to make the best use of citizens’ time and efforts.

    The City Council adopted these principles in 2004 to ensure strong community engagement and adhere to the City's Title VI obligations.

    Event sponsorship

    Community organization event support

    The City offers limited in-kind support or funding for nonprofit organizations holding an event in Gresham. 

    To request assistance, start by filling out the request form.

    Contact us

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