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    • August 20, 2018
    • 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • City Hall in Council Chambers - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024




    The Urban Renewal Area is being considered in Fairview for two key purposes. First: to incentivize development of the area. Second: to improve the functionality and aesthetics of the transportation network along Halsey, Sandy and NE 223rd. Urban Renewal provides necessary funds for the City to pursue improvement projects and potential partnerships. In addition, Urban Renewal importantly creates incentives for developers to invest in the community. The Open House will provide an opportunity to learn more about the details of urban renewal as a community development tool and the specific projects being considered by the advisory committee for the Urban Renewal Area.


    • August 21, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Register

    Municipal Broadband in East Multnomah County

     

    Multnomah County has set plans to lead a study to evaluate the prospect of building a massive fiber network to provide broadband internet service. It would be, by far, the nation's largest municipal broadband system. East Metro Cities (Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale and Wood Village) have either agreed to or are considering being a part of and partially funding this study. This webinar will discuss the potential impact of municipal broadband in our region and allow you to hear directly from local technology expert and municipal broadband advocate Michael Hanna. Set you calendar to not miss the great presentation from the comforts of your own desk. 

     

     

    About Michael Hanna

     

    Michael Hanna is the data architect for the Enterprise Data & Analytics Team (EDAT) within the Information Technology Division at Multnomah County government.  He has been a database administrator and software developer for his entire adult career, and has been working to improve the lives of residents and employees of Multnomah County since 2001.  When not being a data geek, he spends his time as a resilient cities, municipal broadband and post-carbon energy advocate—and is passionate about being out in nature as much as possible.

    We will send you an email one day before the webinar with the link.

    • August 28, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Conference Rm. 1A, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • September 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • September 11, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall Conference Center, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • September 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall, Room 1A, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • September 20, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Gresham City Hall - 1333 NW Eastman Pkwy., Gresham, OR 97030
    • 94
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    Please join us for the

    East Metro Economic Candidates Forum


     September 20, 2018  7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Gresham City Hall - 1333 NW Eastman Pkwy. Gresham, OR 97030

    The East Metro Economic Alliance is excited to host the 2018 East Metro Candidates Forum for State  Offices. There are five contested races between the State Senate (District 26) and State House (Districts 48, 49, 51, and 52) . We have invited all candidates including: Sen. Chuck Thomsen, Chrissy Reitz, Rep. Jeff Reardon, Sonny Yellott,  Rep. Chris Gorsek, Justin Hwang, Rep. Janelle S. Bynum, Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Rep. Jeff Helfrich, and Anna K. Williams.

    Our focus will be to see how each plans to support economic development in our state and specifically our region.  We will provide you an opportunity to interact with the candidates both formally and informally. This is an opportunity to ask them the questions that you, your business, your organization and the community want answers to.




    • September 25, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Conference Rm. 1A, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • September 27, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024
    • 25
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    September

    Membership Meeting


    Housing and the Metro Housing Bond


    The Housing Choices Task Force for the East Metro Economic Alliance will host its first event entitled, "Housing and the Housing Bond". This will be an in depth, roundtable discussion on the housing crisis in our area and some of the remedy being used to address it. We will have speakers on hand from Metro and Home Forward to discuss the Metro Bond, a speaker from Multnomah County to provide some background on the housing need, and a home builder to discuss the business of home building. Participants will be ale to interact, ask questions and help weigh in the the actions to be taken by the task force. Register today as this will be a very exciting event that will be informative and interactive. 



    Our featured speakers include: 


    Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick, Metro District 1 

    Marc Jolin, Director of the Joint Office of Homeless Services for Multnomah County

    Justin Wood, Owner of Fish Construction NW

    Amanda Saul, Asst. Director for General Obligation Bond Development for Home Forward





    About Councilor Craddick


    Shirley served as lead Metro Councilor for the East Metro Connections plan, where she helped her district prioritize a set of transportation projects that will contribute to each jurisdiction's economic and community development goals. She will also be working on the continued development of the Intertwine, the region's integrated network of natural areas, parks and trails. In her capacity as Metro Councilor she serves on the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT), the Oregon Zoo Foundation Board, Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants selection committee, the Travel Portland board, Levee Ready Columbia and several other committees. Craddick served as a Gresham city councilor from 2004 to 2010. She is a retired registered dietitian and health researcher, serving at Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research for almost 33 years. During her tenure she was involved in the design and implementation of multi-site behavioral clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health. She is an author and co-author of scientific articles and books regarding the relationship of diet and cardiovascular disease




    About Justin Wood


    Justin Wood is one of the owners of Fish Construction NW, Inc.  He has been building infill housing in Portland for almost 20 years, specializing in first time buyer homes, utilizing City of Portland programs to encourage homeownership for families making less then the area median family income (MFI).  He is currently on the Board for the National Association of Homebuilders, the Homebuilders Association of Metro Portland, as well as the incoming 2019 President for the Oregon Home Builders Association.  Justin spent 4 years on staff as the Director of Government Affairs for the HBA of Metro Portland, working on housing issues with all the area jurisdictions as well as Metro.  Currently he serves as the chair for the Portland Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC). 







    • October 02, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • October 09, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall Conference Center, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • October 11, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024
    Register

    We are excited  to focus on education for our October meeting. We will be hosting the 2018 East Metro Superintendents Panel. We have invited school district superintendents to participate as well as our new Mt. Hood Community College President. The panel will focus on providing updates from each on the school districts and informing businesses how they can be directly involved. There will also be updates on recently passed bonds and future bond requests,  as well as a discussion on Career Technical Education and Dropout Reduction.  As education is important to the economic vitality and livability of our region, this is a meeting you definitely want to attend. We will also be discussing how businesses can further engage with both the schools and students.

    • October 16, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • October 23, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Conference Rm. 1A, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • November 06, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • November 13, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall Conference Center, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • November 20, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • November 27, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Conference Rm. 1A, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • December 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • December 11, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall Conference Center, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






    • December 18, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gresham City Hall - Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030






Past events

August 09, 2018 August Membership Meeting
June 14, 2018 2nd Annual State of East Metro
May 04, 2018 East Metro Economic Prosperity Forum
March 08, 2018 March Membership Meeting
February 08, 2018 February Membership Meeting
January 11, 2018 January Membership Meeting
December 07, 2017 Third Annual Legislative Breakfast
November 16, 2017 Mayor's Roundtable
November 09, 2017 November Membership Meeting
October 19, 2017 Division Transit Project: Community Advisory Committee Meeting
October 19, 2017 October Membership Meeting
October 09, 2017 US Senator Ron Wyden's Multnomah County Town Hall
September 14, 2017 East Metro Mayors' Breakfast
August 10, 2017 August Membership Meeting
July 18, 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up
July 13, 2017 July Membership Meeting
June 11, 2017 Multnomah County Town Hall with Senator Ron Wyden
June 08, 2017 Fairview Council on Multnomah County Sheriff Consolidation Proposal
June 08, 2017 June Membership Meeting
May 24, 2017 Fairview Council on Multnomah County Sheriff Consolidation Proposal
May 11, 2017 May Membership Meeting
April 24, 2017 A Meeting with the Congressman
April 11, 2017 April Membership Meeting
March 09, 2017 March Membership Meeting
February 07, 2017 February Membership Meeting
January 12, 2017 January Membership Meeting
December 08, 2016 Second Annual Legislative Breakfast
November 10, 2016 November Membership Meeting
October 27, 2016 Main Streets on Halsey
October 13, 2016 October Membership Meeting- Candidate Forum
September 08, 2016 September Membership Meeting
August 19, 2016 Pancakes and Politics
August 11, 2016 August Membership Meeting
July 14, 2016 July Membership Meeting
June 29, 2016 Troutdale to Springwater Trail open house
June 09, 2016 June Membership Meeting
May 12, 2016 May Membership Meeting
May 05, 2016 Oregon Tourism Town Hall
April 14, 2016 April Membership Meeting
April 12, 2016 BUSINESS & LEADERS LUNCHEON - IP28: Will this change Oregon forever...for the good or bad?
March 10, 2016 March Membership Meeting
February 11, 2016 February Membership Meeting
January 20, 2016 First Annual Legislative Breakfast
January 14, 2016 January Membership Meeting
January 07, 2016 Senator Wyden's Multnomah County Town Hall Meeting
December 15, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
December 10, 2015 December Membership Meeting
December 01, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
November 17, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
November 12, 2015 November Membership Meeting
November 10, 2015 City of Wood Village City Council Meeting
November 03, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
October 27, 2015 City of Fairview City Council Regular Meeting
October 21, 2015 City of Fairview City Council Meeting
October 20, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
October 19, 2015 Halsey Corridor Planning Meeting
October 17, 2015 Entrepreneurs Resource Fair
October 13, 2015 City of Troutdale City Council Regular Meeting
October 13, 2015 City of Wood Village City Council Meeting
October 08, 2015 October Membership Meeting
October 07, 2015 City of Fairview City Council Meeting
October 06, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
September 24, 2015 Powell-Divison: Transit action plan at Metro Council
September 24, 2015 Multnomah County Commissioners Regular Meeting
September 10, 2015 September Membership Meeting
August 13, 2015 August Membership Meeting

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Office: (503) 292-8881
Fax: (503)-292-8237

Address

PO Box 422
Gresham, OR 97030

East Metro Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 422, Gresham, OR 97030

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