Councilor Michael McCormick - Council Position #5
Term of Office: January 2013 to December 2016
Councilor Michael McCormick, a retired Portland firefighter who has lived in Gresham since 1957, was elected to Council Position 5 in November 2012 and sworn into office on Jan. 8, 2013.
Prior to being elected, Councilor McCormick served as a Gresham Fire Corps volunteer beginning in 2008, and as president of the Gresham Butte Neighborhood Association in 2009 and 2010. He served on the 2010-11 Gresham Public Safety Committee.
Councilor McCormick, who grew up in Rockwood, is a graduate of Centennial High School and the Fire Academy. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967, and worked for the Portland Fire Bureau/Fire District 10 from 1971 to 2003.
Councilor McCormick's committee assignments include the Public Safety Committee and the Council Employee Performance Committee.
Councilor McCormick says he will work to “provide an environment favorable to economic growth.” This, he says, includes supporting public safety personnel, small businesses and improving transportation facilities in and around Gresham. He also hopes to continue building civic pride through community events, and would like to see his idea of a community fireworks display gain momentum.
“I will always be open to hearing what people think, whether I agree with them or not,” he says. “In my first year (on Council) I plan to do a lot of listening.”
In his free time, Councilor McCormick enjoys coffee-roasting and an active association with Destiny Christian Fellowship in Happy Valley.
Councilor McCormick may be reached at 503-618-2302 or 503-618-2871 or at Michael.McCormick@GreshamOregon.gov.