Gresham leaders share 2021 resolutions
The three newest faces on Gresham City Council — chosen during the November general election — are bringing big ideas and fresh perspectives to the city.
Dina DiNucci, Vincent Jones-Dixon and Sue Piazza are all new to politics — though Jones-Dixon did serve for a few months after filling a vacancy on council. But they all have long been community leaders in Gresham, and bring that knowledge with them into their new roles as public servants.
They shared their resolutions for the coming year, giving insight into how they plan to participate on council.
Dina DiNucci, Position 1
DiNucci is a case investigator for the Multnomah County Health Department. Her priorities as a leader are to better listen to residents, provide equity of services and amenities, and increase livability standards.
Resolution: "I commit to a city government that strives to understand and represent the unique experiences of individuals, especially during this difficult time when our residents urgently need realistic and workable solutions."
Vincent Jones-Dixon, Position 3
Jones-Dixon is the team trip program manager with Africa New Life Ministries. His priorities are community safety, increased community engagement, and ownership within neighborhoods through small businesses and homes.
Resolution: "Intentionally seek to create space for conversations with all. My personal mantra is, 'You can if you will, you will if you can.'"
Sue Piazza, Position 5
Piazza is a consultant and head of many charitable efforts, including the nonprofit 100+ Women Who Care East County. Her main priority is community safety. She wants to ensure residents feel safe at home, in the parks, and on the streets, while also ensuring businesses are protected from vandalism and theft.
Resolution: "My hope for Gresham in the new year is the continuation of a city of diverse people who care for and look out for one another and will work together for good."
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