PRESS RELEASE: Redmond Appoints Interim Planning Director

Press Release

Redmond Appoints Interim Planning Director

April 9, 2018

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager

Redmond, WA – Redmond Mayor John Marchione has announced the appointment of Erika Vandenbrande as the interim Planning Director, due to Karen Anderson’s resignation in late March.

Vandenbrande started with the City of Redmond in 2001 and currently serves as the Deputy City Administrator. She will continue operating in both positions until a new Planning Director is hired. Vandenbrande has held various management positions in her seventeen years with the city including Transportation Demand Management Manager and Economic Development Manager. Before joining the City of Redmond, Vandenbrande held planning roles at the US Environmental Protection Agency and South Coast Air Quality Management District. She was also a manager at Southern California Association of Governments where she was responsible for developing the local government portion of the regional Air Quality Management Plan.

“Erika’s extensive knowledge and understanding of city planning projects in addition to her passion for the Redmond community make her an ideal fit for the interim Planning Director,” stated Mayor John Marchione. “We are in the process of conducting a national search.”

Vandenbrande is a graduate of the University of Rochester with a Master of Public Policy Analysis and a Bachelor degree in Geology.

For questions and more information about this press release contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on                                                                                    


Erika Vandenbrande, Photo courtesy of the City of Redmond