Human Services Commission

The Human Services Commission is a seven-member volunteer board, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for four year terms. They advise the Mayor and Council on general issues related to human services, as well as make specific funding recommendations as part of the City's budget process every two years. The Human Services Commission also helps carry out recommendations outlined in the City's Human Services Strategic Plan, including strategies that increase the knowledge of and engage the community in addressing human services needs and issues in Redmond.


Sue Stewart, Chair 07/19/2016-03/31/2019
Anny Smith, Vice Chair 12/06/2016-03/31/2021
Shawn Roland 11/07/2017-03/31/2019
Arjun Ram 04/18/2017-03/31/2021
Dana Carlisle 04/18/2017-03/31/2019
JoEllen Watson 06/06/2017-03/31/2021    
Josh McQueen  05/19/2015-03/31/2019    

Youth Advisors                                             

Kamran Badh and Abril Martinez Rodriguez

Human Services Commission Seeks New Member                                                            

The City of Redmond has an opening on the Human Services Commission for anyone who lives or works within Redmond city limits or lives in unincorporated King County on a property with a Redmond postal address.  This City is looking for a candidate interested in a broad spectrum of human service issues including basic services, health care, counseling, domestic violence and family support.  For more information please view the current press release.



Brooke Buckingham , 425-556-2416 or

Alaric Bien , 425-556-2458

10-14-14 Human Services Commission and City Council discussing community trends, human service needs, and funding recommendations for the 2015-16 biennium.

Related Links

All Home King County-Making Homelessness Rare, Brief and One Time
King County Mental Illness and Drug Dependency
Veterans and Human Services Levy
Communities Count
Bellevue Needs Assessment
Eastside Human Services Forum
United Way of King County

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