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Job Opening – Police Officer

The Gladstone Police Department is accepting applications for police officer from both recruits and lateral officers in order to establish a hiring list. Applications will be accepted continuously, with the first review expected to take place about March 17, 2017.

One or two openings are anticipated in 2017. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Applicants must be a US citizen, possess a valid driver’s license for state of residence and be at least 21 years of age. Appointment is subject to an extensive background investigation, psychological examination and medical/drug screen. The City of Gladstone is an EEO employer.

Eligible applicants will be invited to take the POST and ORPAT tests at a date to be announced later.  Applicants successfully completing those tests will then be placed on the eligibility list for up to one year. If an opening occurs, those on the eligibility list will be invited to continue in the process.  POST &/or ORPAT transfer scores will not be accepted.

Click here to read a complete job description.

Required Application Package includes 2 items:

Police Employment Application
Police Required Supplemental Certification

Please note that only hard copy (printed) applications will be accepted. Applications are not accepted via e-mail, fax or any electronic means; resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required materials.   Applications are to be delivered to the Gladstone Police Department, Attn: Maria Aikin, 535 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027

If you have problems downloading and printing the above items, call the police department at 503-557-2798 to request that an application package be mailed to you or to arrange to pick it up in person.

If you have any questions about this recruitment process, please contact Maria Aikin at 503-557-2798 or  aikin@ci.gladstone.or.us.

Parks Master Plan & Survey

We want to hear from you! 

The City has started to create its first citywide Parks Master Plan. The new Plan will establish a path forward for providing high quality, community-driven parks, trails, natural areas and recreation services throughout Gladstone.

The Parks Master Plan will shape the delivery of City-provided parks and recreation services in a manner that is consistent with other city planning goals and is intended to be strategic in focus to help the City respond to three important questions:

What are our strengths?
Where should we focus our efforts?
Who should we serve?

Public input is crucial to make sure program goals and priorities are consistent with community needs and desires.

Community Survey Online — Share your opinions!

Please take a moment to complete a short survey about recreational needs in the community. The survey consists of 16 questions focused on satisfaction, preferred activities and needed improvements. It takes on average about five minutes to complete, and all responses will be kept confidential. Take the survey now.

There will be several opportunities for the community to participate, including a mail and online survey, public meetings and stakeholder discussions. This process will provide an opportunity to identify ways to better serve the recreational needs of the Gladstone community over the coming 5 to 10 years.

Check back soon for more information about public meetings and other outreach.

Final review and adoption of the Plan tentatively is scheduled for Summer 2017.

This web page will provide updates on the planning process, public meeting schedule, surveys, etc. For more information, call (503) 656-7957.

Application for Audit Committee

At its March 14, 2017 meeting, City Council will consider appointment to five positions on the City’s new Audit Committee. To download a Application click here. Completed applications must be returned by 5pm on March 6, 2017. For additional information about this committee click here, or contact Carolyn Gray, Accounting Manager at 503-479-6860 or email gray@ ci.gladstone.or.us.

Request for proposal for Professional Auditing Services

The City of Gladstone and Gladstone Urban Renewal Agency (GURA) is seeking proposals for the audit of
its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) from qualified certified public accounting firms. A
complete description of services to be provided is described under Section Ill. The first reporting period
to be audited is July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, extending through the next two subsequent fiscal

For full details of the RFP please click here.

Oct 18th 2016 Town Hall Meeting Q&As

On October 18th the City held a Town Hall Meeting at the Gladstone high School. There were 91 questions from table discussions and each one is answered. You will find variations of the same question a few times yet we made a commitment to answer every question from each table. A lot of time and thought went into preparing the answers, and we provided as much information as possible. We appreciate your patience in getting you the answers, as improving transparency in local government is our objective for this community. For a copy of the document please click here.

For a copy of the agenda packet of materials presented at the Town Hall click here.

For a copy of the PowerPoint presentations by the Department Head team click here.

To watch the video of the Town Hall please use the following links.

Part 1 click here.
Part 2 click here.

Thank you to those that attended our second annual Town Hall. We remain focused on three objectives:

Continue to make Gladstone a better place to live
Enhance communications between citizens and Gladstone city leaders (get to know each other better.
Discuss our top issues and opportunities.


Gladstone Downtown Revitalization Plan

Project Introduction
Maps & Documents
Schedule & Events

Since late October 2016, when over 60 people attended the first Open House and over 180 respondents gave feedback via an online survey, the Gladstone Revitalization Plan consultant team, advisory committees, and stakeholders have continued to refine revitalization and redevelopment opportunities and desired improvements along the Portland Avenue corridor from Abernathy Lane to Clackamas Boulevard. Consistent with the community’s expressed desire for change along the corridor, the project team will present alternatives for future growth at a second and final open house. Community input on the specific aspects that comprise these alternatives – including streetscape design, building height, and parking – is critical at this point in the project. Please plan on attending the open house to help ensure the future success of Portland Avenue and Downtown Gladstone.

Gladstone Revitalization Project Open House
Gladstone Senior Center
Thursday, February 23
5:30 to 7:30 PM (presentation at 5:30 PM; exhibit boards and project staff available until 7:30 PM)

An opportunity to provide feedback on alternatives for future growth is also provided via an “online open house.” Please click the link to the right to access the online open house and survey. The online open house will be available through March 1st, 2016.

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The City of Gladstone is planning for the future of the City’s Downtown area, centered on Portland Avenue. The goal of the project is to create a more cohesive main street that re-establishes the corridor as the city center. The Downtown Revitalization planning process will identify development opportunities and appropriate land uses, including the location and type of public spaces (e.g., plazas or courtyards), that can make the area more attractive and inviting for residents, businesses and visitors alike.  The project will result in a master plan for Portland Avenue […]

Gladstone Transportation System Plan Update

The City of Gladstone is currently in the process of updating its Transportation System Plan (TSP). Please use the following link to view the Gladstone Transportation System Plan Update Project Website.


Job Opening – Temporary Seasonal Employee – Public Works

Specifics: The City of Gladstone is now taking applications for Temporary Seasonal Employment.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Oregon driver’s license, have a High School diploma or GED equivalent, and three favorable work-related references.  Selected applicants will be invited to an interview and must pass a drug screen and must consent to a background check by the police department. Duties include: trash collection, mowing, paving, general maintenance,  and assisting full time staff as needed. Typical work week is a maximum of 40 hours per week, including some weekends.

Compensation: Starting salary – $10.00/hr – $15.00/hr – depending on qualifications.

Position Description

Required Application Package includes the following:

City Application

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  Applications must be delivered to: Gladstone City Hall, Attention Jim Whynot, Public Works Director, 525 Portland Ave. Gladstone, OR 97027.

City of Gladstone Library Update

For a copy of the Library Newsletter click here.

On August 22, 2016 the City of Gladstone sent a letter to the Clackamas County Commissioners regarding a breach of contract complaint the City intends to file in the Clackamas County Circuit Court. For a copy of the letter click here.

For a copy of the breach of contract complaint click here.

For a copy of the Exhibit 1 of the Library Capital IGA click here.


Gladstone has officially replied to the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) in regard to their requests for additional information on the library project.  Attached is our original request letter to the BCC from 2/22/16, the BCC’s reply with requests from 3/8/16, our reply with requested information from 6/21/16, a copy of the Gladstone Library Ballot Measure from 11/14, both the Capital and District IGAs, and Eligible Preliminary Project Schedule.  The Preliminary Project Schedule will be updated with new dates when the project starts.

Clackamas County now has 60 days (8/20/16) in which to transfer the funds to Gladstone.  The city will continue to keep you updated.

To view a complete time line click here.

To view the Original Request Letter to BCC on February 22, 2016 click here.

To view the BCC’s reply with requests on March 8, 2016 click here.

To view the Gladstone’s reply June 21, 2016 click here.

Other Related Documents

To view the January 12, 2016 meeting notes between Clackamas County staff and Staff Attorney Counsel Chris Story regarding combined Oak Lodge/Gladstone Library click here.

To view the Clackamas Review article from October 22, 2014 click here.

To view the Library Ballot Measure from November 14, 2014 click here.

To view the IGA between Clackamas County and Gladstone for capital contributions click here.

To view the IGA between Clackamas County […]

Consumer Confidence Report 2015

To view a PDF version of this document click here.