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Councilor David Widmark

  • David Widmark

    Term of Office: January 2017 to December 2020

    David Widmark was elected to Council Position 5 in November 2016. He previously 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 and again in 2007, he was appointed to fill the remainder of a term vacated mid-term. Widmark was then elected to Council Position 1 in November 2008 and served as Council President in 2010. Councilor Widmark briefly retired from Council at the end of his term in 2012 but was appointed to fill Position 5 in July 2014 when it fell vacant mid-term.

    Professionally, Widmark worked for 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's primary committee assignments include: Urban Forestry Subcommittee, Historic Resources Subcommittee, Council Employee Subcommittee and the Home Forward board of commissioners. His alternate committee assignments include the Planning and Design Commissions and the Gresham Redevelopment Advisory Committee.