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    • April 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Mount Hood Community College Auditorium 26000 SE Stark Street NE Gresham, Oregon 97030

    Join us for a community conversation on the challenges and opportunities for attracting and retaining jobs in East Multnomah County.

    This program is produced in partnership with Portland Business Alliance. Special thanks to Mount Hood Community College for hosting us.

    Website: https://www.pdxcityclub.org/calendar/?eid=11141


    • April 11, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024
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    Our April Lunch Meeting will be on Alternative Housing and will feature a panel on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's).  We are excited to host the interactive conversation on alternative house and how it impacts our communities. 


    Kol Peterson

    Kol Peterson is an ADU expert based in Portland, Oregon, who has helped catalyze the exponential growth of ADUs in Portland over the last decade through ADU advocacy, education, consulting, policy work, and entrepreneurship. He is the author of Backdoor Revolution-The Definitive Guide to ADU Development. He is the owner of Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, the first tiny house hotel in the world, and organizer of Portland’s popular ADU Tour.  He consults with homeowners about ADUs on their property, and teaches ADU classes for homeowners and for real estate agents in Oregon, Washington, and California. He edits and manages AccessoryDwellings.org, BuildinganADU.com, pdxadu.blogspot.com, and AccessoryDwellingStrategies.com.

    Kol developed and lived in a detached new construction ADU in 2011, and developed a basement/garage conversion ADU in 2018. He has a masters degree in environmental planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Prior to his ADU work, Kol worked in the federal government for ten years in Washington, DC and Portland, Oregon.

    Chris Damgen

    Chris Damgen joined the City of Troutdale in 2015 as a senior planner and was promoted to Community Development Director in 2016. Prior to Troutdale, he served for eight years in several planning and development roles for the City of Hardeeville, South Carolina. Chris graduated with a masters degree in city & regional planning from Clemson University in 2007.  His particular interests in the field are in downtown development, community design, civic engagement, and how emerging technologies may impact communities in the future

    • May 09, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Rockwood Boys and Girls Club- 454 SE 165th Ave. Portland, OR 97233
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    Please join us for the

    East Metro Economic Prosperity Forum

    “Building a Vibrant Community Together”

     May 9th, 2019  8:00 am-2:30 pm
    Rockwood Boys and Girls Club- 454 SE 165th Ave.  Portland , OR  97233

    The East Metro communities of Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, and Wood Village are a dynamic and rapidly changing part of the Portland Metro Region. Change is here now with more coming our way. East Metro Economic Alliance is convening business, education, government and civic leaders to discuss regional transformation and align our communities to take an active role in shaping outcomes.

    The primary thesis for the Forum is:  Public/private collaboration to build a vibrant community together.

    The East Metro Economic Prosperity Forum will look at where we are now and then work with the participants from all key segments of the communities to foster a dynamic action-oriented conversation to empower East County leaders in actions and help East County realize its full potential.

    Why Should You Attend:

    Lend your voice to those who are committed to shaping the future of the East Metro region, including leaders in business, community, education, non-profit and advocacy as well as elected officials, employers, employees, property owners and residents.

    This will be an interactive forum focusing on collaboration across entities to reinforce that we are all “Building a Vibrant Community Together”.

    East Metro Economic Alliance and its members are committed to not just watch, but to participate in creating a strategy that will result in a vibrant region for our citizens to live, work and play.

    Thank you to our Sponsors:


    Sponsorships Available

    Please email ExecutiveDirector@EastMetro.org for more information on Sponsorship

    Registration for the forum includes breakfast and lunch.

    Cost for pre-registration:

    $40 for members
    $50 for non-members

    Cost at the door:

    $55 for members
    $65 for non-members

    • June 13, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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    • July 11, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024
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    Details TBD



    • August 08, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024
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    Details TBD



    • September 12, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024
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    Details TBD



    • October 10, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024
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    Details TBD



    • November 14, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024
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    Details TBD



    • December 12, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Heidi's of Gresham- 1230 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030
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    Annual Legislative Breakfast




    We are excited to host the 5th Annual EMEA Legislative Breakfast to provide you an opportunity to speak with our state elected officials prior to the start of the 2020 Legislative Session. We will be inviting State Representatives and State Senators and allow them to share with you their priorities for the upcoming legislative session and it will be a chance for them to hear from you directly about how legislation can or is having an impact on your business or organization.










Past events

March 14, 2019 March Membership Meeting: Workforce & The Current Legislative Session
February 14, 2019 February Membership Meeting-Economic Value Atlas-METRO's work to align planning and public investments
January 30, 2019 EMEA Webinar Series: West Columbia Gorge Commute Options Demand Study
January 10, 2019 EMEA Webinar Series: Growing Small Businesses Globally
December 19, 2018 EMEA Webinar:Opportunity Zones and their Potential Impact on East Metro
December 18, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
December 11, 2018 Wood Village - City Council Meeting
December 11, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
December 06, 2018 Fourth Annual Legislative Breakfast
December 04, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
November 27, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
November 20, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
November 13, 2018 Wood Village - City Council Meeting
November 13, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
November 08, 2018 A Toast to EMEA
November 07, 2018 EMEA Webinar:Financial Wellness for Employees and Entrepreneurs
November 06, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
October 23, 2018 Wood Village - City Council Meeting
October 23, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
October 17, 2018 Fairview - City Council Meeting
October 16, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
October 11, 2018 October Membership Meeting- East Metro Superintendents Panel
October 09, 2018 Wood Village - City Council Meeting
October 09, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
October 03, 2018 Fairview - City Council Meeting
October 02, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
September 27, 2018 September Membership Meeting on Housing & the Metro Housing Bond
September 25, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
September 20, 2018 2018 East Metro Economic Candidates Forum
September 19, 2018 Fairview - City Council Meeting
September 11, 2018 Wood Village - City Council Meeting
September 11, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
September 11, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
September 04, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
August 28, 2018 Troutdale - City Council Meeting
August 28, 2018 Gresham - City Council Meeting
August 21, 2018 EMEA Webinar: Municipal Broadband in East Multnomah County
August 20, 2018 Fairview Urban Renewal Open House-TODAY
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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