Mayor Appoints New Fire Chief, Communication Preferences, Workout Virtually with Parks & Rec, plus more

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New Fire Chief

Redmond Mayor Appoints New Fire Chief

Adrian Sheppard is a 24-year member of the fire service. He received his bachelor’s degree in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s degree in disaster preparedness from Grand Canyon University, and a master’s in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. The Mayor will ask for Council’s approval of this appointment at the January 19 meeting.

Get to know Chief Sheppard

We asked the new Chief the following questions...

  1. Can you share the highlights of your fire service career with the Redmond community?
  2. What challenges have you faced in your years as Fire Chief?
  3. What are you most looking forward to as you begin your service here in Redmond?

See what he had to say

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How Do You Prefer to Get Information from the City?

The City’s goal is to always effectively inform and meaningfully involve the community via timely and transparent communication. Help us understand how you like to get information by taking a short questionnaire about the City’s communication tools.

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Workout with Redmond Parks & Recreation

Redmond Parks and Recreation is offering a wide variety of virtual fitness classes so you can stay healthy and safe at home. Try yoga, cardio strength training, kickboxing cardio, Tai-chi, Zumba, and much more! Start dates range from January to March.

Learn more

Housing Action Plan

Provide Feedback on Draft Housing Action Plan

The City is finalizing its first Housing Action Plan, which will provide a roadmap for meeting current and future housing needs in Redmond. View the draft plan and complete a questionnaire to provide feedback on the proposed strategies and actions to help us understand your values and priorities on this topic.

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Join the New Environmental Sustainability Action Committee

The committee will advise staff through the ongoing implementation of the City’s Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. The City of Redmond is seeking candidates with a broad range of expertise and perspectives to apply to participate.

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