|January 8, 2013
||Anne Marie Peacock
Redmond, WA - The City of Redmond is recruiting a new volunteer member for the Parks and Trails Commission to begin their service in April 2014. Redmond residents are eligible to apply. Applications are rolling in, but candidates are encouraged to apply by January 31st.
For over 25 years, the Parks and Trails Commission have improved the quality 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 Commission also interfaces with the broader community so that it can represent community members’ interests to the City Council. Past accomplishments include visioning and recommendations for the functional and comprehensive plans for the Parks and Recreation Department; advising staff and Council on the six year Capital Improvement Plan and biennial budgets for the department; reviewing and recommending the final designs for Spiritbrook Park and the Redmond Central Connector Phase I, which were both opened in the past 18 months; and promoting community engagement at parks and trails through a series of walks and by working with staff on ideas for major City sponsored events.
This year the Parks and Trails Commission will work on a new budget, planning for a new Downtown Park, the second phase of Redmond Central Connector, a functional plan for Recreation Buildings, a Trail Development Plan, and a Master Plan for renovations at Farrel McWhirter Park.
Commissioners serve three year terms and attend monthly meetings (first Thursday of each month); participate in special committees and attend public meetings and events; cultivate community engagement around Parks and Recreation Department projects and programs; and occasionally meet with City Council and other commissions, as appropriate.
To learn more about the Parks and Trails Commission or to download an application, visit www.redmond.gov/Government/BoardsCommissions/ParksTrailsCommission. There is no deadline for applications but interested citizens are encouraged to submit an application by January 31st. For more information, contact Carolyn Hope, Park Planning & Cultural Services Manager, at email@example.com or call 425-556-2313.