A Proven Track Record
Eddy’s life experience as an effective community organizer, successful business owner, and elected official proves he has what it takes to build a stronger Gresham. As your City Council President, Eddy has made your priorities, Gresham city government’s priorities – public safety, housing and houseless services, economic security, parks and recreation, and leading Gresham through the pandemic.
Eddy has been a leader in advocacy and community building for the last 18 years, including working for many national organizations dedicated to creating stronger communities by fostering economic and educational opportunities, as well as new models for community safety.
Through Eddy’s work he has gained expertise in what is working and what isn’t in communities across the U.S. And he has used this knowledge to foster and create successes here in Gresham, like building new housing for over 600 residents in Gresham in the new Rockwood Village community development project. Eddy’s commitment to building communities where we all have the opportunity is unwavering
Eddy founded his own business, Morales Public Relations, in 2013. He has faced the challenges of running a small business, including hiring and retaining employees, making payroll, and gaining and maintaining access to capital.
Support Eddy's Re-Election
As your City Council President, I have prioritized building a stronger and more secure Gresham for all our residents. By prioritizing getting more community members involved in decision making we were able to direct programs and funding to tackle the tough challenges we faced in the last several years, making way for more opportunity for everyone. We are working tirelessly towards building a resilient city where we can all live, work, play and pray. Re-elect me and let’s continue working on the issues that most impact our community and will set us up for success for generations to come.
Immigrant Family to Your City Council President
In the 80s, Eddy’s mom brought him and his family to Oregon in search of a safer and more prosperous future. The Morales family’s journey wasn’t easy. Eddy knows what it’s like to commute for hours to work, or to pay more than half your income towards rent. He knows what it’s like to lose family members to violence, addiction, mental health, and to hope and pray that something will change for the better.
Eventually his persistence, faith, and hard work paid off- Eddy was the first in his family to graduate highschool and attend college where he began to hone the leadership and community organizing skills that he learned as a teenager out of necessity. For the last four years he has brought his experience and drive to the Gresham City Council to build a stronger, more secure community for us all.
We need Local Leaders who will listen and fight.
As your City Council President, I have prioritized getting more community members involved in decision making because that is the best way to identify root problems and the most effective solutions.
I was raised to embrace the community I live in as my extended family, and so if anyone in the community was struggling or suffering, we did what we could to help. I still live by that code. Sometimes that is simply providing a meal, shelter, or a connection to a job, but just as often it requires fighting to adapt our larger support and safety networks to the changing realities of our city.
As your voice on the City Council I am working tirelessly towards a better and sustainable Gresham where we can all live, work, play and pray. Re-elect me and let’s continue working on the issues that most impact our community and set us up for generations of success.