Be part of history with the Redmond Historical Society | Guest Column

By Joe Townsend

If you’ve been looking for a way to connect with your community and your neighbors, we’ve got a proposition. The Redmond Historical Society is seeking board/committee members to grow its mission of “collecting, preserving and sharing Redmond’s unique heritage.”

That mission aims to build community around our shared local history. We are the strongest, most visible community nonprofit in Redmond. Hundreds of supporters receive our newsletter and dozens of volunteers help research Redmond’s history and organize events like our Saturday Series programs, which draw upwards of 80 people. As we grow, we need board/committee members with ideas, energy, passion and a team mentality to make it all happen.

Redmond Historical Society is organized under a working board system. Board members are very hands on, as well as providing guidance and decision making. Time commitments vary. We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. Find us at website

Opportunities are available in:

• Board positions

• Corporate secretary (officer)

• Facilities oversight leader

• Information technology leader

• Volunteer resources leader

• Committee chair positions

• Message and branding chair

• Fund development chair

• Saturday Speakers Series program chair

• Volunteer coordination chair

• Facilities maintenance and operations chair

Redmond is a bustling place — a town whose humble roots in farming and lumber and farming gave way to high-tech industry and rapid residential growth. Today the city is booming — the myriad construction projects attest to its ambitions. With the new Redmond Central Connector trail and the nearly completed Downtown Park, Redmond has become a “walkable city.” Yet the heart of Redmond — the buildings in the historic “old town” core and the rich lands at its outskirts — still have stories to tell, of the people and events that have shaped its character. Join Us! Job descriptions available on request.


Joe Townsend is the president of the Redmond Historical Society.