Regional Committees
Many regional organizations appoint and/or elect committee members from the elected officials of surrounding counties and cities.  Redmond's Mayor and City Councilmembers serve on the following committees.


Regional Agenda
2018 Regional Committee Appointments

A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH)

ARCH, created by Eastside cities and King County, preserves and increases the supply of housing for low and moderate income households in East King County. They assist households looking for affordable rental and ownership housing; provide financial support to groups creating housing affordable to low and moderate income households; and assist member governments in developing housing policies.
Member: John Marchione

Cascade Water Alliance Board of Directors (CWA)

CWA is a non-profit corporation providing water supply to meet current and future needs of its members, eight municipalities (five cites and three water and sewer districts) in the Puget Sound region. As the Alliance, these municipalities are assured a cost-effective and environmentally responsible water supply through partnerships; conservation; acquiring, constructing and managing water supply infrastructure and fostering regional water planning.
Members: Angela Birney, John Marchione (alternate)

Eastside Human Services Forum

The Eastside Human Services Forum fosters strong public and private partnerships to assure a stable network of health and human services for the benefit of all East King County residents.
Member: Tanika Kumar Padhye

Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP)

The ETP provides an Eastside forum for inter-jurisdictional cooperation to implement coordinated, prioritized transportation plans and programs through leadership, education and advocacy.
Members: Steve Fields, Angela Birney

Eastside Public Safety Communications Agency (EPSCA)

EPSCA is a consortium consisting of the cities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island and Redmond and is responsible for developing, owning, operating and managing a geographical sub-region of the King County Regional Emergency Radio Communications System (serving police and fire agencies). 
Member: John Marchione

Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County

The EDC of Seattle & King County provides one-on-one, confidential consulting services, free-of-charge, to individual businesses seeking to establish, expand, or relocate to Seattle and King County.
Member: David Carson

King County Council Regional Policy Committee (RPC)

The RPC reviews and recommends regional policies and plans on various issues including public health, human services, open space, housing, solid waste management, regional services financial policies, criminal justice, jails and district court services, siting of regional facilities, and issues relating to major regional governance transition and consolidation.
Member: Hank Margeson

King County Council Regional Transit Committee (RTC)

RTC’s purpose is to develop, review, and recommend policies and plans to guide Metro Transit operations to the County Council. It also reviews fares, facilities and equipment.
Member: Hank Margeson

Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)

PSRC is an association of local government and state agencies that serves as a forum for developing policies and making decisions about regional growth management, economic and transportation issues in the four-county (Snohomish, King, Pierce and Kitsap) central Puget Sound region.  

PSRC Executive Board
The Executive Board, chaired by the Regional Council president, meets monthly, and carries out delegated powers and responsibilities between meetings of the General Assembly.
Member: John Marchione

PSRC Operations Committee
The Operations Committee is composed of Executive Board members and chaired by PSRC's vice president.  The committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Executive Board on the budget and work program, and on contracts and other financial and personnel issues.  The Operations Committee generally meets monthly.
Member: John Marchione

PSRC Growth Management Policy Board (GMPB)
The GMPB includes representatives of the Regional Council’s member jurisdictions and regional business, labor, civic and environmental groups. GMPB meets monthly to make recommendations on key growth management issues to the Executive Board.
Member: Hank Margeson

Radio Executive Policy Committee (REPC)

REPC is a group of Central Puget Sound officials working to increase the region's safety by providing wireless voice and data services that meet local and regional public safety needs.
Member: John Marchione

Redmond Disability Board

The Disability Board reviews disability claims brought forward by covered employees in the Police and Fire Departments and makes recommendations concerning their resolution.
Members: Hank Margeson, Angela Birney 

Redmond Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) reviews grant applications and consultant proposals to make funding and program recommendations to the Redmond City Council.  This committee also oversees the use of the funds.  The committee, required by Lodging Tax statute, consists of a Council Chair, three hoteliers, and three representatives from the business and cultural/arts communities. 
Member: David Carson

Sound Transit (ST)

King, Pierce and Snohomish counties partnered to create a single agency, Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - to develop alternatives for meeting regional travel needs. The agency is charged with planning, building and operating a high-capacity transit (HCT) system (within the three-county regional transit district) for the region's most heavily used travel corridors. 

ST Board of Directors
The Sound Transit 18 member Board of Directors is the authority's governing body. The Board establishes policy, provides direction and performs oversight. Currently, the Sound Transit Board includes three members from Snohomish County, ten from King County, four from Pierce County, and the State Transportation Department secretary.
Member: John Marchione

ST Operations and Administration Committee
The Operations and Administrative Committee's areas of responsibility include oversight of operating plans, transit services and customers. The Committee approves the annual service implementation plan and recommends the annual service delivery and agency administration budgets, and operations and administrative policies to the Executive Committee and/or Board. The Board has delegated final approval authority to the Operations and Administration Committee for operating and administration transactions that exceed the CEO's level of authority and under $5 million.
Member: John Marchione

ST Capital Committee
The Capital Committee's areas of responsibility include oversight of all capital projects including scope, budget, schedule and construction activities. The Committee recommends actions related to the phase gate program, capital-related policies and the capital budget to the Executive Committee and/or Board. The Board has delegated final approval authority to the Capital Committee for capital program transactions that exceed the CEO's level of authority and under $5 million.
Member: John Marchione

Sound Cities Association (SCA) Public Issues Committee

Suburban Cities Association is a nonprofit corporation representing 37 suburban cities in King County. The purpose of SCA is to lead King County cities with populations less than 150,000 to act locally and partner regionally to create livable vital communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support and networking.
Members: Hank Margeson, Angela Birney (alternate)

Water Resource Inventory Area 8 (WRIA 8) Salmon Recovery Council

The Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed, also known as Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 8, runs from the near shore of Puget Sound and the inlands of the north end of Elliott Bay to south Everett and east to the Bear Creek basin, the Issaquah Alps and upper reaches of the Cedar River.

The Salmon Recovery Council is composed of local elected officials; concerned citizens; scientists and representatives from business and environmental interests, water and sewer districts and federal and state agencies. The Council oversees implementation of a science-based salmon conservation plan in the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed.
Member: Hank Myers