The City of Redmond is recruiting a new volunteer member for the Parks and Trails Commission who is currently a Redmond resident. Parks and Trails Commissioners meet on the first Thursday of every month and serve a four-year term that may be renewed. The Parks and Trails Commission works to improve the quality of life for the Redmond community by advising the mayor and city council on parks, trails and recreational facility planning and programming in the city.
The work program for the commission currently includes advising staff and city council on the Capital Investment Strategy for long-term parks projects, the future of Redmond’s community centers and various planning and capital projects. The commission is also advising staff and city council on recreational programming fees and strategies, a tree canopy strategy and an American’s with Disabilities Act Transition Plan for the parks system.
In addition to monthly meetings, commissioners participate on special committees and attend public meetings and events. They cultivate community engagement around Parks and Recreation Department projects and programs as well as occasionally attending city council and other commission meetings. The commission also interfaces with the broader community, so that it can represent community members’ interests to the city council.
To learn more about the commission or to apply, visit http://www.redmond.gov/Government/BoardsCommissions/, click on “Community Service Application” and submit a completed online application. There is no deadline, but interested citizens are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. on Feb. 9. The position will remain open until filled.