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Building momentum: Strategic Plan takes shape

August 31, 2023

The City of Gresham is proud to announce that the first year of strategic plan work is complete, moving the City toward the vision for a safe, thriving, and welcoming community for all.  

Adopted in August 2022, Gresham’s three-year strategic plan is the blueprint that defines the community’s vision for the future as well as focusing the City’s resources on the top priorities of the community. Since its inception, the efforts of City Council, the Mayor, and City staff have propelled Gresham forward toward the goals of Financial Sustainability, Community Safety, Thriving Economy, Housing for All, and Community Vibrancy. 

“Completing the first year of our strategic plan marks a historic milestone for our city. This accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our staff, community, and partners who are working together to turn this shared vision into a reality,” said Mayor Stovall.  

Strategic Plan first year highlights

  • An increase in available jobs in Gresham from 38,840 in 2021 to 39,924 in 2022. 
  • Traffic incidents are down 42% from 818 incidents in 2021.  
  • A decrease from 61.6% to 60.5% of Gresham households paying over 30% on rental housing. 

These highlights and more can be found on the City’s innovative new Strategic Plan Performance Dashboard, now accessible to the community. The dashboard features data and trends and you can also find detailed information for each of the five strategic plan priority areas in the fiscal year 22-23 report.  

“There is incredible work being done every day around our City, much of which goes on behind the scenes,” said City Manager Nina Vetter. “Though just a snapshot, the strategic plan is a tangible way to represent the advancements happening across Gresham. As we enter our second year of the plan, we are eager to build upon this foundation and excited about the prospects that lie ahead.”  

Learn more about the Strategic Plan