OCCUPATION: Business owner
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Development and construction project manager
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development, PSU; B.S., Portland State University; Mt. Hood Community College; Centennial High School
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Gresham City Council and Gresham Redevelopment Commission (Vice Chair). Council Liaison to the Design Commission, Planning Commission, Historic Resources Subcommittee, and Audit Committee. VP, Gresham Center for the Arts Foundation
JOSH IS WORKING HARD AS A MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL:
Improving Public Safety: With law enforcement in the family, Josh is working to ensure our police and fire departments have the resources they need to effectively protect and serve our community.
Creating Jobs & Stimulating Economic Development: As a small business owner, Josh will continue to help make Gresham the most business-friendly city in Oregon by recruiting new businesses to the area and helping existing businesses to grow and thrive.
Supporting Rockwood Urban Renewal: As a Rockwood native and an expert in land use and urban renewal issues, Josh is uniquely skilled to ensure our redevelopment efforts create a vital, sustainable community, free from excessive traffic congestion.
Ensuring a Lean, Efficient, and Innovative City Government: In this economy, we must work smarter and more effectively with less. As a member of the City's Audit Committee, Josh is working to make City Hall as accountable and fiscally disciplined as possible.
Mayor Bemis and all members of Gresham City Council
Dina DiNucci, President, Rockwood Business Coalition
Richard Anderson, Chair, Planning Commission
Catherin Nicewood, Vice President, Rockwood Neighborhood Association
Karylinn Echols, former city councilor
" Josh is a problem-solver whose experience and understanding of Gresham's issues make him a very effective city councilor." –Council President David Widmark
Message from Josh:
"I am committed to citizen engagement and participation in building our future. I believe in innovative and practical city government, and leadership that listens. I pledge to work hard to make sure your voice is heard in our community."
"Fresh ideas and experienced leadership for Gresham"
(This information furnished by Josh Fuhrer for Gresham City Council)
The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.