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City Manager's Office

City Manager's Office

The City Manager's office is led by a Council-appointed City Manager who oversees the day-to-day operations of the City and implements Council policy direction. Additional key services of the City Manager's Office include:

  • Communications
  • Elections
  • Government relations
  • Neighborhood associations 
  • Support to Mayor and City Council
  • Volunteer program

City Manager biography

City Manager Eric SchmidtThe City Manager is appointed by the City Council to manage the day-to-day operations of the city and implement Council policy direction.

Eric Schmidt has been serving Gresham as the Interim City Manager since December 2023. City Council voted unanimously to appoint Schmidt City Manager, effective June 15. 

Schmidt has been a member of the Gresham City administration for over 26 years, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the position. His tenure with the city began in 1998, and his roles have encompassed many responsibilities. Most recently, he served as Assistant City Manager, overseeing the Community and Economic Development department.  

He graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver (Public Affairs) and California Polytechnic State University (Architectural Engineering).