Boards and Commissions
The City of Redmond has nine different boards and commissions that are comprised of volunteers assisting the City in advisory roles. Board member and commissioner terms typically come due in the spring; however, openings can occur at any time due to other factors.

Citizens who are interested in serving on a board or commission may submit an application by accessing the community service application link below. Community service applications are also available through the Mayor's Office (425-556-2101).

Community Service Application

Arts Commission

The Arts Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at Redmond City Hall at 7 pm. It sponsors and promotes visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, arts education and grant programs; provides services such as website and community arts information and develops recommendations for the Mayor and City Council on art related issues.

Contact: Arts Administrator at 425-556-2316 or  

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm. The Commission considers recruitment and promotional procedures in the Police and Fire Departments and pertinent appeals. 

Contact: Human Resources Department at 425-556-2120 for meeting location.

Design Review Board

The Design Review Board meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers. It examines building and site applications for the quality of their design elements and compatibility with the community. 
Contact:  Gary Lee at 425-556-2418

Redmond Disability Board

The Disability Board meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:15 pm. The Board reviews disability claims brought forward by covered employees in the Police and Fire Departments and makes recommendations concerning their resolution. 

Contact: Human Resources Department at 425-556-2120 for meeting location.

Human Services Commission

The Human Services Commission meets on the second Monday at 6:30 pm in the Council Conference Room. This commission's role is to advise the Mayor and Council on general issues related to human services, as well as to make specific funding recommendations as part of the City's budget process every two years.

Innovative Housing Review Panel

The Innovative Housing Review Panel meets as needed to review projects submitted under Redmond's Innovative Housing Demonstration Program. The Panel evaluates proposals according to the program's goals of increasing variety of housing choices, demonstrating superb design compatible with surrounding neighborhoods, improving housing affordability options and contributing to a sense of community. Meetings are generally held at 7 pm at City Hall.

Landmarks and Heritage Commission

The Landmarks and Heritage Commission meets at 7 pm on Thursdays when there is an item of business. The purpose of the Landmarks Commission is to review historic landmark designations for historic properties and any applications for alteration or demolition to existing historic landmark properties. 

Contact: Planning Department at 425-556-2496

Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board meets at 7pm on the first Wednesday evening of January, March, May, July, September and November, at the Library. Its purpose is to consider library policy, promote interest in the library and to inform Redmond citizens of library needs. 

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is responsible for: supporting options to enhance tourism-related activities in Redmond; making recommendations on tourism matching grants to City Council; reviewing proposals from the marketing consultant; and proposing changes to the Tourism Promotion Program. LTAC meetings are held at Redmond City Hall quarterly, or as needed.

Contact: Jill Smith, 425-556-2448,

Parks and Trails Commission

The Parks and Trails Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. The Commission is advisory to the Mayor and City Council regarding parks acquisition, development and departmental programs. It also makes recommendations regarding trail opportunities for pedestrians, bicyclists, kayakers and equestrians.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets on the second, third, and fourth Wednesday at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers. It monitors growth and development issues and evaluates and recommends revisions to land use policies and regulations.

Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee

RYPAC, the voice for youth in Redmond, is made up of youth and adults who help shape programs for the community. Meetings occur regularly two evenings a month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. 

Contact: 425-556-2358 or