Redmond is recruiting for two commissioners and one youth advocate
REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is seeking applicants for two seats on its Arts and Culture Commission. The City is committed to having a commission that reflects the community’s diverse perspectives and encourages those passionate about arts and culture to apply.
All board and commission members are volunteers and serve three-year terms. The current vacancies on the Arts and Culture Commission are open to individuals who reside within Redmond city limits in the 98052 zip code only.
A non-voting youth advocate position with the Arts and Culture Commission is also available. Interested 14 to 19-year-old youth who live, work, or study in Redmond should visit redmond.gov/489 for more information and to apply.
The Arts and Culture Commission continues to enhance the quality of life in Redmond by advising staff and City Council on public 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 several 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 an option to join virtually via Microsoft Teams from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. 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 more or apply, visit redmond.gov/Commissions. There is no deadline but interested community members are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The positions will remain open until filled.
For questions regarding the Arts and Culture Commission volunteer positions, please contact Cultural Arts Administrator Chris Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jill E. Smith, Communications Manager