Jerry W. Hinton - Council Position #1
Term of Office: January 2013 to December 2016
Councilor Jerry Hinton was elected to Council Position 1 in November 2012 and sworn into office on Jan. 8, 2013. On Jan. 6, 2015 his colleagues elected him to serve as the 2015, Council President. Prior to joining Council, Councilor Hinton served on the City’s Finance Committee starting in 2011, and on the Citizen Involvement Committee from 2009 to 2010.
He is general manager of Brasher’s Portland Auto Auction and has lived in Gresham since 2003.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, a Master’s in Business Administration from National University and a law degree from Concord Law School. One of his favorite hobbies is international travel, which included a two-year stint living at 14,000 feet in a mud hut in Bolivia, where he learned to speak both Spanish and the Aymara language. He is active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Economic development, job creation, long-term stability of City finances, and creating a family-oriented community are among his top Council priorities. “With my background, I think I can help with that,” he says. “At the end of the day, the City is a business.”
Councilor Hinton's committee assignments include the Citizen Involvement Committee, Finance Committee, East Multnomah County Transportation Committee and Metro Policy Advisory Committee.
Councilor Hinton may be reached at 503-618-2288 or 503-618-2871 or at Jerry.Hinton@GreshamOregon.gov.