Office of Governance and Management

Office of Governance and Management

  • The Office of Governance and Management (OGM) manages all City operations and is led by a City Manager. In addition to all aspects of City management other key services of OGM include:
    • Communications
    • Elections
    • Government relations
    • Neighborhood associations 
    • Support to Mayor and City Council
    • Volunteer program

    City Manager Erik KvarstenCity Manager biography 

    The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to manage the day-to-day operations of the city and implement Council policy direction.

    City Manager Erik Kvarsten has served in Gresham since August 2004. Erik is a credentialed manager through the International City/County Management Association with 30 years of city management experience in Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon.