Business and Leaders Luncheons
The Government Affairs Council holds monthly forums on topics pertinent to the business community and government relations. Luncheons are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. View our Events Calendar for upcoming luncheon details.
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2022 Business & Leaders Events in the Gresham Area
Topic: Candidate Forum
This month the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce presents a candidate forum for the upcoming general election in November.
The positions are:
State Representative, District 49
representing Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village, Gresham and Portland.
Zach Hudson (D)
Randy Lauer (R)
State Representative, District 50,
Ricki Ruiz (D)
Amelia Salvador (R)
Mayor, City of Gresham (running unopposed)
Gresham City Council, position #2 (non-partisan)
Gresham City Council, position #4 (non-partisan)
Gresham City Council, position #6 (non-partisan)
Chair, Multnomah County Commission (non-partisan)
Dr. Sharon Meieran
Jessica Vega Pederson
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Topic: Multnomah County Sheriff Candidate Forum hosted by the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.
Guest Speakers: Multnomah County Sheriff candidates Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell, and Derrick Peterson
Topic: MHCC Business Department: The Future for Local Business Workforce:
A panel discussion from the Business Department of MHCC
Guest Speakers: Andy Wong, MBA, MA Instructor, Business, Anna Johnson, MBA, MS Instructor, Business, and Kristin Lima, Ed.D., MBA Dean, Applied Technologies, Business and Information Systems
2021 Business & Leaders Events in the Gresham Area
Topic: In a Traffic Jam? How will Toll Roads Help?
Guest Speakers from Oregon Department of Transportation Include: Brendan Finn, Director, Urban Mobility Office; Lucinda Broussard, Toll Program Director; and Megan Channell, Project Director, I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project
Topic: Oregon Legislative Session Wrap Up
Guest Speaker: Senator Chris Gorsek (D), District 25, Troutdale; Representative Anna Williams (D), District 52, Hood River; and Representative Zach Hudson (D), District 49, which includes Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village, Gresham and Portland.
Topic: The Future...or not...of Natural Gas in Oregon
Speakers: Nina Carlson, Government/Public Affairs Manager, NW Natural Gas, and Kevin Duel, Sale Engineer, NW Natural Gas
Topic: ABC's at the Local Level
Guest Speaker: Dr. A. Katrise Perera, Superintendent, Gresham Barlow School District and Jordan Ely, CFO, Gresham-Barlow School District
If you have a topic or speaker you would like to see included in the monthly Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Leaders Forum, please share. We are always looking for new and insightful speakers and topics to share with the Gresham Area. Contact us today!