Community volunteer seeks higher service
The vice chair of Gresham's finance committee has thrown his name into the mix to serve on city council.
Dave Dyk announced he is vying for a seat on Gresham City Council in this year's election.
"I am running because I love public service, and I love the city of Gresham," he said. "Gresham has offered a great place for me to raise my children and a home base for my career, and I want to contribute to our community."
Dyk's main goals are to create a strategy to secure better funding for public safety and parks; form a Parks District to improve recreation options; and find a way to include new and diverse voices from groups that may have not been well-represented at city hall in the past.
Dyk first moved to Gresham in 2007, coming from Portland shortly after he and his wife, Heidi, had their first child. He still works in Portland as a manager at a software company. He received a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from Washington State University and a Masters of Public Administration from Portland State University. Dyk also went through the Gresham Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy.
In addition to his time served with the city finance committee, Dyk is also on the finance committee for Human Solutions, vice president of the Northwest Neighborhood Association and secretary/treasurer of the Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations.
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