Government

Meet the Council

  • Mayor Shane Bemis

    Shane BemisSworn in as the City’s 26th Mayor in 2007, and re-elected to a second term in November 2010 and a third term in November 2014, Bemis has focused on improving public safety, fostering economic development and enhancing Gresham’s quality of life.

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    Council Position 1 - Jerry W. Hinton

    Jerry W. HintonCouncilor Jerry Hinton was elected to Council Position 1 in November 2012 and sworn into office on Jan. 8, 2013.

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    Council Position 2 - Kirk French

    Kirk FrenchCouncilor Kirk French was elected to a four-year term in Position 2 on the Gresham City Council on Nov. 4, 2014, and sworn into office on Jan. 6, 2015.

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    Council Position 3 -Karylinn Echols

    Karylinn EcholsKarylinn Echols was re-elected to the Gresham City Council in the November 2012 election and was sworn into a four-year term on January 8, 2013.

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    Council Position 4 -Mario Palmero

    Mario PalmeroCouncilor Mario Palmero was appointed by Council to this open seat on Dec. 18, 2012, and was elected to a four-year term in November 2014.

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    Council Position 5 -David Widmark

    David WidmarkCouncilor David Widmark was appointed by Council to this vacant seat on Aug. 18, 2015, and will serve the remainder of the term through December 2016.

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    Council Position 6 - open

    Council Position 6 is currently open. Applications are due by noon on Monday, Jan. 16, and must be submitted to:

    Susanjoy Wright
    Office of the City Recorder
    Gresham City Hall, 3rd Floor
    1333 NW Eastman Parkway
    Gresham, OR 97030

    Application for City Council Position No. 6