Community Academy

2013 Community Academy

Thank you for being part of the 2013 Redmond Community Academy

To learn more about the Academy series, contact Kimberly Dietz at 425-556-2415.

This year's schedule included:

  • Oct. 10 (presentation slides)
    Introduction to Redmond Community Academy and "The Redmond Vision"
    Long-Range Planning
    Community Development
  • Oct. 17 (presentation slides 1 and 2
    Transportation Planning & Projects including Downtown
    Traffic Calming
    Transportation Demand Mgt
    Traffic Operations Tour
  • Oct. 24 (presentation slides 12 and 3
    Utilities (Water/Wastewater)
    Garbage and Recycling
    Critical Areas, Climate Action, and Sustainability
    Redmond Library Tour
  • Nov. 7 (presentation slides 1 and 2)  
    Human Services
    Housing
    Tour of Redmond Senior Center and discussion of Redmond history with Redmond's Local Historian and Chair of Redmond's Landmark Commission
  • Nov. 14 (presentation slides 1 and 2)  
    Financial Planning
    Public Safety
    Police Station Tour
  • Nov. 21 (presentation slides 1 and 2)
    Economic Development
    Parks, Arts and Recreation
    Redmond History 
    Old Fire House Teen Center Tour and discussion with Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee

Have you ever considered how Redmond evolved to be the vibrant City of today? Or, how it may continue to change over time? What is the City's long-term vision and what does it take to successfully achieve that vision? Where does your drinking water originate and where does it flow to when it leaves your home? How are improvements to sidewalks and other projects scheduled? 

The Redmond Community Academy connects you to City staff for learning about the many aspects of Redmond government and the role it serves in your day-to-day activities. The Academy is a great way for those who live, work, own property, and have an interest in Redmond to prepare for participating in local government and to learn about the day-to-day activities that make Redmond a great City for all.

  
Participants of the 2011 series said:
  • I feel much more aware of what is going on in my community.  I would highly recommend it to all who are interested.
  • Provides true appreciation for all the functions and services provided by the City.

The Community Academy provides an opportunity to become familiar with the science and technology, the projects and programs, and the possible future innovations regarding Redmond’s government operations. Comprised of six Thursday evening sessions, Community Academy meetings include a short presentation by staff, a question & answer portion, and an opportunity for participants to identify major points for future consideration during neighborhood plan updates.

Helping build a foundation for Redmond’s FUTURE and its future LEADERS

Curious about the Redmond Community Academy?  Please review previous presentations:  
January
23, 2012
 -
Long Range Planning, Economic Development, 
and Financial Planning 
Meeting video  Alternate video feed  Meeting
Agenda
Long-range
planning for
Redmond
 
(Comprehensive Planning) 
presentation
Economic Development 
presentation
Financial planning
and Redmond's Budgeting by Priorities
 process presentation 
 
               
January
30, 2012
 - Transportation
(optional tour of Traffic Operations Center)
Meeting video  Alternate video feed  Meeting
Agenda 
Transportation  Neighborhood
Traffic Calming
 
presentation
Transportation
Demand Management
 
presentation
 
               
February
13, 2012
 - Utilities, Natural Resources, and Sustainability
Meeting video  Alternate video feed  Meeting
Agenda 
Utilities  Natural
Resources
 
Sustainability   
               
February
27, 2012
 - Parks, Arts, Recreation, Culture, and Conservation (optional tour of Redmond Teen Center to follow)
Meeting video  Alternate video feed  Meeting
Agenda 
Parks, Arts,
Recreation,
Culture, and
Conservation
 
     
               
March
12, 2012
 - Human Services and Public Safety
(optional tour of Senior Center to follow) 
Meeting video   Alternate video feed  Meeting Agenda  Human
Services
   
Note:  no
Powerpoint presentation 
regarding Public Safety in 2012 
   
               
 

March
26, 2012
 - Development Services and
Housing including ARCH

Meeting video   Alternate video feed   Meeting 
Agenda 
Development
Services
  
Housing      

 

And, the 2011 Redmond "Citizen" Academy series sessions: 

Date Topics Agenda Meeting
Notes
April 21
2011 
Introduction to the Redmond
Citizen Academy
(presentation slides)
Comprehensive Planning
including local, regional,
state, and federal aspects
(presentation slides)
Draft
Agenda
 
and Final
Agenda
Notes and
On-Demand
Video
 or
Alternate
Video
April 28
2011
Development
Services
(presentation slides
Public Safety
(presentation slides
Draft Agenda 
and Final Agenda
Notes and 
On-Demand
Video
 
or Alternate
Video
May 5
2011
Human Services
(presentation slides
Housing
(presentation slides
Draft Agenda
and Final Agenda 
Notes and 
On-Demand
Video
 
or Alternate
Video
May 12
2011
Transportation
Planning
(presentation slides)
Transportation
Calming
(presentation slides)
Transportation Demand
Management
(presentation slides)
Tour of
Traffic
Operations Facility
Draft Agenda
and Final Agenda
Notes and 
On-Demand
Video
 
or Alternate
Video
  
May 19
2011
Utilities: 
Water,
Wastewater
(presentation slides)
Natural Resource Management
(presentation slides)
Parks, Arts,
and Recreation
(presentation slides)
Draft Agenda 
and Final Agenda 
Notes and 
On-Demand
Video
 
or Alternate
Video
   
May 26
2011
Financial Planning
(presentation slides)
Community Indicators
(presentation slides)
Economic Development
Think Redmond
(presentation slides)
Tour of
Redmond
Teen Center
Draft Agenda 
and Final Agenda
 
Notes and 
On-Demand
Video
 
or Alternate
Video
    

Some people take advantage of this opportunity to gain knowledge useful for future leadership positions with Redmond’s committees, boards, commissions, and City Council. Some attend in preparation for joining a Citizen Advisory Committee focused on their respective neighborhood plan update. And others simply want to better understand City operations and how they relate to day-to-day activities. 

Additional Information:

2011 Citizen AcademyPlease check back soon for additional information and contact Kimberly Dietz at 425-556-2415 to stay informed about upcoming dates.

Additional video featured in Spring 2011 edition of efocus.  

Contact:

Kimberly Dietz 
Senior Planner
425-556-2415
 
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