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Neighborhood Associations

  • Association activities

    • Community meetings 
    • Crime prevention
    • Neighborhood improvement projects
    • Researching development issues
    • Community events
    • Volunteer projects
  • Eligibility criteria

    Gresham's Neighborhood Associations must:

    • Allow all residents and property owners in the defined geographic boundary to participate.
    • Develop bylaws that govern the association.
    • Elect a full board of officers.
    • Hold at least two meetings per year.
    • Be formally recognized by the City Council to qualify for eligible for City resources. 
  • Association resources

  • Administrative Procedures

    Administrative procedures

    This document provides guidance for duties and responsibilities to Neighborhood Associations and their leadership, including:

    • Bylaws
    • Public notices
    • Meeting minutes
    • Presenting a motion
    • Decisions
    • Voting
    Handbook and Bylaws Template

    This handbook provides you with an overview of how the City works, including information about organizing and managing your neighborhood and advice and information on how to interact with the City. 

    Neighborhood association handbook

    Suggested bylaws template

    Land Use Guides and Resources

    Gresham Neighborhood Associations are involved in land use decisions through the early neighborhood notification (ENN) process and through the public comment process. 

    • The ENN process happens before a developer files a development application.
    • The public comment process happens after an application is filed, but before a decision is made.

    Land use guide

    Land use guide glossary

    Land use guide samples

    Land use planning training video

    Neighborhood Association Meetings with prospective developers are an important component of the development application process as they provide an opportunity for the applicant, surrounding neighbors, interested parties and neighborhood association representatives to meet and review development proposals, and identify any issues associated with the project prior to a formal application submittal.

    Read more about the development process and neighborhood associations.

    Neighborhood Connections Newsletter

    Stay connected each month with what’s happening at City Hall and in Gresham. Neighborhood Connections is a monthly email newsletter with news about City programs, projects and events around the community.

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