At the Council Roundtable meeting on January 24 Gresham City Council appointed Janine Gladfelter (formerly Janine Ross) to fill City Council Position 6. The position was vacated by Councilor Lori Stegmann upon the beginning of her term as a new Multnomah County Commissioner.
"When the Council considered Ms. Gladfelter's application, what stood out is her service on two citizen committees that are both vital to the City," said Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis. "She demonstrated a clear understanding of the City and Council priorities, and we greatly look forward to her perspective and ideas."
Gladfelter has been a resident of Gresham for the past 14 years and is the manager of the Gresham U.S. Bank branch. She is a member of the City's Finance Committee and served on the Community Development and Housing Subcommittee. Gladfelter serves on the Board for the Historic Downtown Gresham Business Association and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Salvation Army.
"I'm excited to work collaboratively to further invest in our community," said Councilor Gladfelter. "Housing, homelessness, small business, economic development and public safety – all are issues of strong interest to me and issues that are addressed in the 2017 Council Work Plan. I look forward to working with my fellow Councilors to improve livability in this great city of ours."
Gresham's City Council has seven members including the Mayor. These non-partisan positions are elected at-large to four-year, staggered terms.