Redmond City Council member Stilin will seek re-election
February 20, 2013 · Updated 11:57 AM
Redmond City Council member John Stilin announced today that he will run for a second term in the November 2013 elections.
“I am proud to call Redmond my home," said Stilin, "but I am even more proud of the progress we’ve made in my last four years on the Redmond City Council. I am asking Redmond voters to re-elect me so that we can stay on the trajectory that has taken us through some very challenging economic times. I intend to continue on a path that preserves the uniqueness of Redmond while embracing change, and ensure Redmond is a safe, culturally rich and economically vibrant city. I want all citizens of our community to be proud to call Redmond ‘home.’”
During Stilin’s first term on the council, he supported city plans to focus development in its two urban centers while preserving neighborhoods. He was involved in the creation of OneRedmond, a civic and private partnership focused on making Redmond a sustainable community through integrated planning and execution of economic, environmental and social equity programs.
Stilin also strived to make government more open and accessible by focusing attention on the city’s communication process. Additionally, he strengthened Redmond’s regional voice by securing appointments to influential regional committees focused on transportation, public safety and justice, economic development and public policy. After just two years on council, Stilin was appointed as chair of the council’s Public Administration and Finance Committee. There, he successfully led the city’s 2012 Budgeting by Priorities process, which resulted in the council approving the 2013-14 biennial budget this past December.
Prior to his election to council, Stilin served two terms on the Redmond Arts Commission and was elected chair and vice chair. He served as co-chair of the Viewpoint (now Idlywood) Neighborhood Citizens Advisory Committee that formulated neighborhood planning recommendations for inclusion in the city’s comprehensive plan. He participated in the first iteration of the Budgeting by Priorities process in 2008 as the citizen representative on the Business Priority Team.
Stilin, a native of Milwaukee, Wis., moved to Redmond in late 1991 to work for Microsoft through 2000. Stilin, his wife Sherry and their three sons, Matt, Nick and Ben, have lived on Education Hill for more than 20 years. Their three sons attended Norman Rockwell Elementary School, Redmond Junior High and graduated from Redmond High School. They are now attending college.