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Councilor Jerry W. Hinton

  • Term of Office: January 2017 to December 2020

    Jerry W. HintonJerry W. Hinton, sworn into office in Position 1 on Jan. 8, 2013, was reelected to a 2nd term in November 2016. He was voted Council President by his colleagues in 2015 and again in 2019. Before joining Council, he served on Gresham’s Citizen Involvement and Finance Committees.

    Councilor Hinton and his family have lived in Gresham since 2003. He is employed as the General Manager of ADESA Portland.

    His passion for Gresham is to build and sustain a safe, thriving, family-oriented community by fostering community pride though volunteer service, and by providing opportunities and programs for children and families. He strives to improve neighborhood safety and livability and create long-term stability of the City’s finances through economic development, job creation, and sound fiscal policies.

    “It is not government’s duty to only maintain the safety of its citizens, but to also help increase the collective quality of life for all. In doing so, we are empowered through our diversity as it makes our vision clearer, while recognizing that our families will always provide our core.”

    Councilor Hinton enjoys many outdoor activities with his family, as well as serving his church and community. He loves international travel and experiencing new people and cultures. As a young man, he served the Aymara Indians for two years as a missionary for his church in the Andes mountains of Bolivia, speaking both Aymara and Spanish; he lived in a remote area at 14,000 feet in a mud hut with no running water or electricity and treasures the people and life experiences he gained there.

    Primary City liaison assignments:

    • Planning Commission
    • Sister City of Ebetsu, Japan
    • Sister City of Sokcho, South Korea
    • Council Employee Subcommittee

    Regional Council liaison assignments:

    • ODOT Region 1 ACT
    • Metro Policy Advisory Committee

    Background and education:

    • Youth mentor through Family of Friends Mentoring Services
    • Active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    • BS from Brigham Young University
    • MBA from National University
    • Law degree from Concord School of Law at Purdue University