City seeking youth advocate

City seeking youth advocate

The City of Redmond announces a great opportunity for a high school student interested in urban planning, architecture, real estate, housing or local government.

The city seeks a youth advocate member of the Innovative Housing Review Panel. The review panel evaluates residential development proposals submitted under the City’s Innovative Housing Demonstration Program. The panel consists of a youth advocate, neighborhood representative, members of the Redmond Planning Commission and Design Review Board and one city staff person. The youth advocate member is non-voting.

The goals of the Innovative Housing Program are to: provide a variety of housing choices for Redmond residents, provide high quality design, achieve compatibility with the surrounding neighborhood and improve housing affordability options.

The review panel meets on an as-needed basis. During the next year, the expected time commitment is two neighborhood meetings, two review panel meetings and time spent reviewing site plans and other application materials in preparation for the meetings. High school seniors may be able to build their culminating project around their experience on the review panel.

For more information, contact Sarah Stiteler at (425) 556-2469 or or Jeff Churchill at (425) 556-2492 or

To apply, complete and return a community service application form available at Mail the completed application to the Office of the Mayor, City of Redmond, P.O. Box 97010, Redmond, WA 98073-9710 or fax to (425) 556-2110. Applications are due Oct. 3.

Corn Maze Opening Celebration coming up

Be one of the first to explore the 2008 Corn Maze at the Corn Maze Opening Celebration at The South 47 Farm in Redmond, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 5-acre maze is cut in the shape of a giant tractor, and signs inside the maze test visitors’ knowledge of tractors and their role in farming through the years. Corn Maze tickets are $7 per person, hayrides are $2 per person. There is no admission charge to attend the celebration.

The Corn Maze will be open from Sept. 10 through Oct. 31, Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. In October, the maze is open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for Flashlight Maze Nights. Corn Maze admission is $7 per person on weekends and $6 per person on weekdays.

Group and school tours are available. For tour information, e-mail The South 47 Farm is located at 15410 NE 124th St. For more information, see or call 425-869-9777.

Historical Society to meet Sept. 13

The Redmond Historical Society will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street. The public is welcome to attend this free presentation.

Amo Marr and “Butch” and Sharon Kent will be talking about Morey’s Auction House which operated in Redmond from 1936 until 1952 on the former site of Lumberman’s, now Whole Foods. This was Saturday night entertainment in early Redmond.

To receive the monthly Redmond Historical Society newsletter, call (425) 885-2919, or e-mail

Books, note cards, free historic walking tour brochures, and the book “Redmond Reflections” are available in the society’s office.