REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is seeking applicants for one open seat on its Arts and Culture Commission. 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 vacancy on the commission is open to individuals who either live or work inside Redmond city limits with a zip code 98052 or for those who live in unincorporated King County with a zip code 98053. 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 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 city and regional transportation projects in Redmond.
All board and commission members are volunteers and serve three-year terms. Arts and Culture Commission meetings are mandatory for all members. They are held in person at Redmond City Hall with an option to join virtually via Microsoft Teams 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 apply, visit redmond.gov/Commissions. There is no deadline, but interested individuals are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. on June 16, 2023. 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