PRESS RELEASE: City Seeks Volunteers for Arts & Culture Commission

Press Release

City Seeks Volunteers for Arts & Culture Commission

February 25, 2020

Lisa Maher
Communications & Marketing Manager

Redmond, WA – The City of Redmond is recruiting a new volunteer member for the Arts and Culture Commission to begin their term in April 2020. The vacant position is open to Redmond residents residing within city limits (98052 zip code), those who live outside the city limits but have a Redmond postal address, or those working within city limits. The City is committed to having a commission that reflects the diverse perspectives of the community and encourages applicants who care about arts and culture.

Arts and Culture Commissioners meet on the second Thursday of every month and serve three-year terms. 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 as well as occasionally attending 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.

The 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 Artist-in-Residence program, Poet Laureate program, Moving Art Center programs, So Bazaar Night Market, the Arts Season grant program, and more. Also, the commission will provide recommendations on several upcoming public art projects, including several City and regional transportation projects in Redmond.

To learn more about the Arts & Culture Commission, contact Chris Weber, Cultural Arts Administrator at, or 425-556-2316 or visit Apply online at There is no deadline for applications, but interested residents are encouraged to apply by March 20, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. 

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