Shane T. Bemis is Gresham’s 26th Mayor, first sworn into office in January of 2007. At the age of 34, Bemis became the youngest serving Mayor in Gresham’s history. Now in his third term, Bemis remains focused on progress in economic development, community safety and livability, and is focused on making Gresham a thriving environment for children and families.
Bemis has emerged as a respected leader on both the local and national stage. Locally, he is a founding member, and the current Chairman of the Metropolitan Mayors Consortium, a group comprised of the Portland Metropolitan Region’s 25 mayors. The Metropolitan Mayors Consortium advocates on behalf of local government interests, both regionally and at the State Legislature.
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