During their May 17 meeting, the Redmond City Council approved Mayor Angela Birney’s appointment of Loreen Hamilton as the City of Redmond’s new parks and recreation director and Aaron Bert as the new public works director.
“Loreen and Aaron are knowledgeable, energetic, and compassionate team players,” said Mayor Birney. “Both have a passion for public service and leadership skills that will create positive outcomes for our Redmond community.”
Hamilton will immediately begin her new role as the Parks and Recreation Department director. She joined the City of Redmond in 2019 as the Events and Marketing Administrator and, in 2020, was promoted to deputy parks director. She has 12 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector as an executive director for The Salvation Army. Hamilton’s experience encompasses executive leadership, strategic planning, budget management, event and program planning, staff training, capital project management, and facility management. Director Hamilton holds a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Bert will begin as Redmond’s new Public Works Department director on June 1. He comes to the City of Redmond with 26 years of local and state government experience, having spent most of his time working in leadership roles from small environmental initiatives to large-scale facilities and maintenance operations. Most recently, he served as deputy director of facilities management for King County. Additionally, he has worked for local elected officials and in city finance and emergency management roles. Bert is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserves, having enlisted in 1993 and has served on four overseas deployments. Director Bert holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science.