City of Redmond seeking applicants to fill planning commission vacancy

Redmond residents with an interest in the future growth and character of the city are invited to apply for an upcoming vacancy on the Redmond planning commission.

Planning commissioners are appointed by the mayor, confirmed by the City Council and may serve up to two four-year terms.

The commission's role is to make recommendations to City Council regarding planning policy and land use regulations. This year, the commission will work on a number of important issues as follow up to the city's 2011 Comprehensive Plan update, including completion of the 2012 Transportation Master Plan, updates to development regulations and policy issues related to housing and neighborhood planning.

Planning commission meetings are held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, typically three times a month and are cablecast live on Redmond City Television.

Interested residents living within Redmond city limits should contact the mayor's office at (425) 556-2101 or download a community service application form at Completed applications should be sent to the Office of the Mayor, City of Redmond, PO Box 97010, Redmond, WA 98073-9710 or faxed to (425) 556-2110. If available, include a resume or summary of related experience. All board and commission members are volunteers.

Applications are requested by May 13; however, the position is open until filled. For more information, contact the mayor's office at (425) 556-2101 or

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