Gresham is a dynamic, diverse community rich in history and natural beauty. The fourth largest city in the state of Oregon, Gresham has grown from a rural, farming community to an urban area with a high quality of life for its residents and business community. Our diverse and growing population includes young professionals, growing families, new immigrant communities and long-time residents.
Gresham’s network of public and private schools provide educational opportunities for students of all ages. Gresham also offers many preschools, charter schools, private schools and higher education opportunities, including Mt. Hood Community College.
Enjoy our city’s unparalleled natural beauty in our 23 city parks, 15 miles of trails and 942 acres of open space, as well as a temperate year-round climate. Less than an hour away, the Mt. Hood National Forest and Columbia River Gorge offer fun weekend getaways for skiing, hiking, wind surfing, fishing, camping and more.
We are a full-service local government agency that provides a variety of services to the community including: Police, Fire, Transportation, Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, Building Permits and Inspections, Code Compliance, Parks, and more. Our agency employs 575 regular employees and offers seasonal opportunities during the Spring, Summer, and early Fall.