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Welcome!  Redmond prides itself on planning for the future with residents and business in mind.  The community's vision is as a City with two vibrant urban centers, in Downtown and Overlake, and improved connections to our neighborhoods where City government provides quality and responsive services in partnership with an engaged community. 


Located between Washington's dramatic Cascade mountain range and the Puget Sound at the north end of Lake Sammamish about fifteen miles east of Seattle, Redmond is on the northeast terminus of State Road 520. 


Known for its natural beauty, the City is unique in that residents have access to 34 parks and over 25 miles of trails, but can also reach downtown Seattle in 20 minutes. Redmond also hosts live music, film, theater and a variety of other arts for every taste. Outdoor sculpture can be seen throughout the City. 

City Government Structure

Redmond is a non-charter code city, operating under Section 35A of the Revised Code of Washington with a strong Mayor/Council, non-partisan form of government. The Mayor and seven Councilmembers are all elected directly by the people. The Mayor is elected for a four-year term and the Councilmembers are elected at-large for staggered four-year terms.

Mayor, as chief executive officer of the City, directs the administrative functions of City government, develops the budget and maintains public health, safety and welfare. 

Councilmembers represent the community at large and establish City law and policy by passing ordinances and resolutions. The Council also adopts the City budget, approves appropriations, contracts in the City's name, levies taxes and grants franchises.