Neighborhood Connections: November 2013

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, Novembert 2013. Find Out What's Happening in and Around Your City. Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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A Milestone: Rockwood Public Safety Facility
Join the City in dedicating the Rockwood Public Safety Facility at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. The new building houses the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, the Gresham Police Traffic Unit and accomplishes a major goal of the voter-approved Rockwood-West Gresham Renewal Plan. Read more  Top

Spirit of Christmas Tree Lighting, Downtown Fun
Gresham sings in the season during the 22nd annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting event on Saturday, Nov. 30. A musical program starts at 5 p.m. and the tree is lit promptly at 6 p.m. on the Arts Plaza. Fun activities for children are planned during the day in historic downtown. Read more. Take TriMet bus or light rail to Spirit of Christmas. Plan your trip!  Top

Watch Forum on Funding Police, Fire Services
With expiration of the $7.50-per-month fee next year, learn more about the potential for funding critical City services through a more stable, voter-approved property tax levy in May 2014. Watch a MetroEast Community Media forum video online or tune-in to a broadcast. Read more  Top

Hear About Metro Projects, Regional Government
Learn more about your regional government during a Metro update at the 6:30 p.m. Planning Commission meeting Thursday, Nov. 25, at City Hall. Topics include the Urban Growth Report, Community Investment Initiative and Climate Smart Communities. Read more  Top

City Awarded Funds to Improve Sandy Boulevard
The City has received an award of $3.64 million in grant funds through Metro’s Regional Flexible Fund Allocation to construct improvements along Sandy Boulevard between 181st Avenue and east Gresham city limits. The project spans 1.1 miles of Sandy Boulevard. Read more  Top

Gresham Competitiveness Project Open House
The Gresham Competitiveness project seeks to make Gresham the most competitive location for industrial developments by assessing how industrial uses are reviewed. Share your thoughts and review draft development code language from 6-8 p.m. Monday Dec. 2. Read more  Top

Honoring Excellent Businesses, Volunteer of Year
Attend a luncheon to honor the best in local businesses and the volunteer of the year during the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce's "Business Excellence Awards" at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Read more  Top

Johnson Creek Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Volunteers who have helped Johnson Creek in the past year are invited to an appreciation potluck dinner with their families at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. The main course and beverages will be provided by the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. Read more  Top

City Jobs, Meetings and Community Events

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Upcoming Events

Tue, Nov. 19
Home Energy Tune-up Workshop

Wed, Nov. 20
Senior Healthy Hikers: Lair's Hill

Thu, Nov. 21
Rockwood Public Safety Facility Dedication
11AM -12PM

Sun, Nov. 24
Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra: Infernal Dance

Thu, Nov. 28
Thanksgiving Day
City Hall Closed

Sat, Nov. 30
Spirit of Christmas: Fun Activities Historic Downtown
Guided Walking Tour: Historic Downtown
Spirit of Christmas Tree Lighting on the Arts Plaza

Tue, Dec. 3
Planetarium Shows: MHCC
6, 7:15 and 8:30PM.

Thu, Dec. 5
Senior Healthy Hikers: Springwater Trail to Butler Creek

Sat, Dec. 7
Christmas at the Museum

Sun, Dec. 8
Mt. Hood Pops Christmas Concert