Boards and Commissions
The City of Redmond has nine different Boards and Commissions where the members are chosen from the community.  Many terms come due in the spring; however, openings can occur at any time due to other factors.

Citizens interested in serving may pick up a Community Service Application at the Mayor's or City Clerk's office (425-556-2101 or 425-556-2190), or print this linked form. (An Adobe Acrobat document. Obtain free Acrobat Reader to view.)

Community Service Application

Current Vacancies


Planning Commission

Redmond residents with an interest in the future growth and character of the city are invited to apply for a vacancy on the Redmond Planning Commission. Planning Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by the City Council, and may serve up to two four-year terms. All board and commission members are volunteers.

The Commission’s role is to make recommendations to the City Council regarding planning policy and land use regulations. Examples of upcoming topics for the Planning Commission include: updates to design standards for new development, Zoning Code and Comprehensive Plan updates for Overlake Village South; and policy and code amendments for the Old Town Historic Core and other portions of Redmond.

Planning Commission meetings are held at 7 pm on Wednesday, typically three times a month, and are cablecast live on Redmond City Television.

To apply, print out and complete the community service application and either mail to the Office of the Mayor, City of Redmond, PO Box 97010, Redmond, WA 98073-9710 or fax to 425-556-2110. A copy of the community service application is also available in the Mayor’s Office on the fourth floor of City Hall. 

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

Design Review Board

There are two professional position openings on the Design Review Board.  If you are interested in applying, please complete a community service application, and return it to the Mayor's Office.

Youth Advocate Positions on Boards and Commissions

Redmond teenagers interested in helping with issues regarding parks, trails, or the arts in Redmond are encouraged to learn more about volunteer involvement as a Youth Advocate. Two City Commissions, the Arts Commission and the Parks and Trails Commission, appoint Youth Advocates for a one year term. Youth interested in serving may contact the person listed below. The explanatory documents and applications linked below are Adobe Acrobat documents. (Obtain free Acrobat Reader to view.)

Arts Commission

Youth Advocate Position

Wanted 16 to 19 year-olds who live in Redmond and are interested in the arts.

  • Would you like to get involved in projects related to the visual, performing, literary arts, or arts education?
  • Do you want to help promote to your peers the programs and services provided by the Arts Commission?
  • Interested in sharing your views about art matters that are important to young people in Redmond?
  • Have any skills or interests that would help the Arts Commission succeed in fulfilling their mission which is Enhancing our community through the arts?
  • Looking for a rewarding and enriching experience working with adult mentors in the arts?
If you answered yes to any of these questions and can attend evening meetings the second Thursday of each month, this might be a great volunteer opportunity for you. Enhance the arts! Get involved! The Youth Advocate position is volunteer public service that looks great on your resume and is fun to boot! To learn more about the duties of the Arts Youth Advocate, print the details in Adobe Acrobat format from this link. Then complete the Community Service Application and call the Redmond Arts Commission 425-556-2316 for more information and where to send your application.

CONTACT: Arts Administrator

PHONE: 425-556-2316

Parks and Trails Commission

Youth Advocate Position

Are you 14 to 18 years old and live or attend school in Redmond?

  • Would you like to help decide what a new park should look like and what activities should take place there?
  • Or help plan new recreation programs or special events;
  • Or help make decisions that will protect our environment or make sure that we have great parks and open space areas for the future?
  • Do you have three to four hours a month to do something interesting and which is an important community service in the Redmond?
  • Would you like to help decide how trails are used and where trails are developed in Redmond?
  • Or help plan trails programs or special events?
  • Or help make decisions that will protect our environment or make sure that we have great trails for the future?
  • Do you have three to four hours a month to do something interesting and which is an important community service to the City of Redmond?
If you become a Youth Advocate on the Redmond Parks and Trails Commission, you would be doing all this and more! The Redmond Parks and Trails Commission is a great place for youth to get involved in the community. To print these details in Adobe Acrobat format, select the link above. Or call the Parks Board voice mail box at 425-556-2332. If you are interested, complete the City of Redmond's Volunteer Application.  

CONTACT: Parks and Recreation 

PHONE: 425-556-2311