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    Gresham, OR 97030
    Phone: (503) 665-1131 | Fax: (503) 666-1041

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  • Government Affairs

  • The Government Affairs Council holds monthly forums on topics pertinent to the business community and government relations.

    Click here for a full calendar of Government Affairs forums.

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on April 17, 2018

    Topic: What's Up With Metro

    Speakers: Lynn Peterson, Metro Chair Candidate and Shirley Craddick, Metro Councilor

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on January 16, 2018

    Topic: Cap & Trade? Carbon Limiting? Carbon Pollution? Cap & Invest

    Speakers: JL Wilson of Public Affairs Counsel and Rebecca Carey-Smith of Portland General Electric


  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on October 17, 2017

    Topic: Transportation Package: What will it do? How much will it cost? Will East County benefit?

    Speakers: Craig Campbell, Victory Group and Representative Mark Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Oregon Business & Industry

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on September 19, 2017

    Topic: Meet the New Superintendent

    Speaker: Dr. Katrise Perera

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on July 18, 2017

    Topic: Legislative Wrap Up

    Speakers: Senators Laurie Monnes Anderson and Chuck Thomsen

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on June 20, 2017

    Topic: Marijuana Update

    Speakers: Trista Okel, Founder/CEO of Empower Oil; Capt. Claudio Grandjean, Gresham Police Department and Amanda Borup, Policy Analyst, Oregon Liquor Control Commission

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on May 16, 2017

    Topic: Oregon's Economy: A Race to the Top

    Speaker: Ruth Miles, Small Business Advocate for Secretary of State

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on April 18, 2017

    Topic: Rockwood is TAKING OFF!

    Speakers: Brad Ketch, President and CEO, Rockwood CDC and Josh Fuhrer, Executive Director, Gresham Redevelopment Commission

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on February 21, 2017

    Topic: Port of Portland in Gresham? Yes

    Speaker: Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on December 13, 2016

    Topic: Ready...Set...Action!

    Speakers: Mayor Elect Casey Ryan; Multnomah County Commissioner Elect Lori Stegmann; new Gresham Police Chief Robin Sells and Gresham City Councilman Jerry Hinton

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on October 11, 2016

    Topic: Politicians on Parade

    Speakers: Gresham City Council: Jerry Hinton, Position 1 and David Widmark, Position 5. Troutdale Mayor & City Council: Casey Ryan, Mayor; Randy Lauer, Position 2 and Rob Canfield, Position 4. State or Oregon: Lori Chavez, District 51; Mark Johnson, District 52; Stella Armstrong, Michael Calcagno & Carla Piluso, District 50. Multnomah County: Lori Stegmann, District 4

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on September 13, 2016

    Topic: (We've Got Your) Back To School

    Speakers: Sheriff Mike Reese, Multnomah County; Tim Nesbitt, Columnist and Advisor for Measure 98; Randy Carmony, International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 23 and Jim Schlachter, Superintendent for Gresham-Barlow School District

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on August 9, 2016

    Topic: The Art Movement in Gresham...Why and what's in it for you?

    Speakers: Judy Han, GOPA; Sue O'Halloran, Center for the Arts Foundation; Betsy Hatton, Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra and Darren Charles, Odysseo by Cavalia

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on July 12, 2016

    Topic: Secretary of State

    Speakers: Brad Avakian and Dennis Richardson

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on June 14, 2016

    Topic: Human Trafficking: Not in my back yard. Think again.

    Speakers: Sgt. Mike Gallagher, Portland Police Bureau; Glen "J.R." Ujifusa, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney; Tanell Morton, Advocate, Case Manager for the RYSE Program (SARC) and Mel Jett, Program Director, Harry's Mother

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on May 10, 2016

    Topic: Homelessness in our back yard. What can and is being done?

    Speakers: Chief Robin Sells and Joe Walsh, City of Gresham; Marc Jolin, Multnomah County and Terry Shumway, Homeowner Advocate

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on April 12, 2016

    Topic: IP28...Will this Change Oregon Forever?

    Speakers: Ben Unger and Emma Kallaway with Our Oregon Campaign and Jeremy Rogers with Defeat the Tax on Oregon Sales Campaign

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on March 8, 2016

    Topic: Why Should Gresham Care Who is Mayor of Portland?

    Speakers: Ted Wheeler and Jules Bailey

  • State of the City Address on February 17, 2016

  • Business & Leaders Luncheon on January 12, 2016

    Topic and Speaker: Jack Roberts, Oregon Lottery