On Oct. 2, Mayor John Marchione will ask the Redmond City Council to confirm the appointments of Rachel Van Winkle as the new Parks and Recreation Director and Jonny Chambers as the new Technology and Information Services Director for the city of Redmond.
“Rachel and Jonny both bring great knowledge, leadership skills, and passion with them to the city of Redmond,” Marchione stated in a city press release. “Rachel’s background in recreational programming and facilities coupled with her communication experience will be a great asset to the city.”
Van Winkle has been serving as the interim Parks Director since July. She joined the city in 2015 and previously worked for the Seattle YMCA, Apex Park and Recreation District in Arvada, Colorado, and the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Florida. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Western New England College, Massachusetts.
“The city will benefit from Jonny’s depth of experience and years spent with the University of Washington and Microsoft as well as his ability to innovate and create systems that will support the City’s vision and mission,” Marchione stated.
Chambers comes to the city via the University of Washington and Microsoft. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management and Psychology from Queen’s University Belfast.
See www.redmond.gov for more.