Shaping the future of East Metrothrough economic advocacy.
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.
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 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 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
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:
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
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.
Office: (503) 292-8881Fax: (503)-292-8237
PO Box 422Gresham, OR 97030
East Metro Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 422, Gresham, OR 97030