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Posted on: November 16, 2022

City Seeks Volunteer Arts and Culture Commissioners

Redmond is recruiting for one commissioner and one youth advocate 


REDMOND, WA
– The City of Redmond is seeking applicants for one available seat on its Arts and Culture Commission, as well as a non-voting youth advocate position. All board and commission members are volunteers and serve three-year terms. The current vacancy on the Arts and Culture Commission is open to individuals who reside within Redmond city limits in the 98052 zip code. The youth advocate position with the Arts and Culture Commission is open to youth ages 14 - 19 who live, work, or study in Redmond. The City is committed to having a commission that reflects the community’s diverse perspectives and encourages those with a passion for arts and culture to apply.  

The Arts and Culture Commission continues to enhance the quality of life in Redmond by advising staff and City Council on programs that build community, celebrate diversity, and enhance the vitality and identity of Redmond through performing, visual, and participatory arts. The current work plan for the commission includes advising staff and City Council on growing the arts in Redmond through the Poet Laureate program, the cultural arts grant program, and more. The commission will also provide recommendations on numerous upcoming public art projects, including several city and regional transportation projects in Redmond.  

Arts and Culture Commission meetings are mandatory for all members, and are held in-person at Redmond City Hall with a virtual option on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. In addition to monthly meetings, commissioners participate on special committees and attend public meetings and events. They cultivate community involvement around Parks and Recreation Department projects and programs and occasionally attend City Council and other commission meetings. The commission also interfaces with the broader community so that it can represent community members’ interests to the City Council.  

To learn about the City’s boards and commissions, visit redmond.gov/Commissions. To apply for this vacancy, visit the Boards & Commission webpage. There is no deadline, but interested individuals are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. The positions will remain open until filled. For questions regarding the Arts and Culture Commission volunteer positions, please contact culturalarts@redmond.gov.


MEDIA CONTACT:
Jill E. Smith, Communications Manager
jesmith@redmond.gov, 425-556-2448

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