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Fairview Point  - February 

Search for New City Manager 

Fairview Banner SunsetThe Fairview City Council selected Jensen Strategies at their January 24 meeting to provide City Manager recruitment services. The process to recruit Fairview’s next City Manager is underway.  

There will be an opportunity for community input. An         in-person community input session and online survey will be available sometime in mid to late February. Information will be posted on the City website and social media account or you may call the City Recorders office at 503-674-6224. 

Volunteer Applications Still being Accepted

The City Council is still accepting applications Volunteer Hands (PNG)to fill open volunteer positions on the Budget Committee, Planning Commission,   and Economic Development Advisory Committee. To learn more about the committees, positions and how to apply go to  

Save the Dates!

  • March 31, Saturday, 10AM to Noon - Easter "Egg Walk"
  • July 27, Saturday, 10AM to 4:00 PM - Fairview on the Green Summer Festival

Footbridge Closures - Repairs - Project Update 

Repairs on the six footbridges has started. A few footbridge repairs have been completed and others have had their schedules amended. The repairs arBridge Repair 2024 (PNG)e anticipated to be completed by the end of February.

An up to date project schedule and link to the footbridge location map is available at Any updates to the project schedule will be available at the same link. For questions about the project please contact Miguel Sanchez, Engineering Technician, at 503-674-6234 or at

Urban Renewal 101 

Confused about Urban Renewal?  Check out the Urban Renewal (UR) 101 information sheet - learn What it is, Why the City has it, and How it works at

Want to take a deeper dive into UR? Review the UR Plan, Development Programs and other supporting information at 

To request print versions please call 503-665-7929.Urban Renewal Agency Logo (PNG)

Remember; when your car’s leaking oil on the street, it’s not just the street it’s leaking on…

When it rains, stormwater flows over driveways, streets and parking lots picking up oil, grease, and chemicals. The stormwater runoff flows into the storm sysStorm Drain with Car (PNG)tem which leads directly into our neighborhood creeks, lakes, and wetlands. A large percentage of water pollution comes from vehicles leaking fluid. Motor oil is the largest single source of oil pollution in our waterways. Oil and other petroleum products can be toxic to people, wildlife, and plants.

We all benefit from having clean water. It’s important for our health and our economy. Clean stormwater provides us with recreation opportunities, fish and wildlife habitats, and it adds beauty to our city. Each of us has a role in keeping our stormwater clean.  The City of Fairview is working hard to protect water quality in our streams, but we need your help.

Here are some tips to use when maintaining your car.

  • Use a commercial car maintenance business. They will recycle/dispose of engine fluids properly.
  • Check for oil leaks regularly and have them fixed promptly.
  • If you have engine leaks or are doing engine work, use ground clothes or drip pans to collect any fluids.
  • Clean up any spills immediately. Don’t rinse with water to the storm system. Use an absorbent material such as kitty litter or sand which can be swept and disposed of in your garbage.
  • Collect all used oil in containers with tight fitting lids. Recycle used motor oil at the curb.
  • Never dispose of oil or other engine fluids down the storm drain, on the ground, or in a ditch. For proper disposal information, contact Twelve Mile Disposal at 503-661-0255 or Metro Recycling Information at 503-234-3000.
  • If you have any concerns regarding water quality or stormwater runoff, please call Miguel Sanchez at 503-674-6234. 

Meet your Chief of Police, 

Captain Lance Hemsworth

In December, Captain Lance Hemsworth took over the role of Fairview’s Chief of Police. 

Capt. Hemsworth joined the Sheriff’s Office is 2022, after spending 16 years with the Port of Portland PoliMCSO shaded_star_200x200ce Department. He also served with the U.S. Marine Corps Military Police for four years.

During his tenure at the Port of Portland, Lt. Hemsworth was assigned to the Transit Police Division (TPD), which has been led by MCSO for almost three years. He said of his time with TPD, that he was able to see first-hand MCSO’s commitment to protecting and serving all community members. 

As the Chief of Police for Fairview, Capt. Hemsworth is excited to meet community members and find out what’s important to them. He looks forward to partnering with city leaders to continue to make Fairview a great place to live and visit.

Outside of work, Capt. Hemsworth and his wife, Victoria, keep busy with their three boys, ages 10, 16 and 18.

Welcome, Captain Lance Hemsworth!

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