Press Release: City Seeks Volunteers for Parks and Trails Commission

Press Release

City Seeks Volunteers for Parks & Trails Commission

February 1, 2021

Lisa Maher
Communications & Marketing Manager

Redmond, WA – The City of Redmond is recruiting volunteer members for the Parks and Trails Commission. Applications are being accepted for Redmond residents residing within city limits (98052 zip code) and those who live outside the city limits but have a Redmond postal address. The City is committed to having a Commission that reflects the community’s diversity and encourages applicants who care about parks and trails. The City appreciates and welcomes diverse perspectives that contribute to the inclusiveness of the City. Parks and Trail Commissioners meet on the first Thursday of every month, and the term is four years in length.

In addition to monthly meetings, Commissioners can participate on special committees and attend public meetings and events. Commissioners cultivate community involvement around Parks and Recreation Department projects and programs and occasionally attend City Council and other commission meetings. The Commission interfaces with the broader community so that it can represent community members’ interests to the City Council. The City values the ability for commissioners to connect with a broad diversity of Redmond residents.

The work program for the Commission currently includes advising staff and City Council on the Redmond Senior and Community Center project, Westside Park renovation, updating the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan, trails projects, recreational programming fees and strategies, implementation of the Tree Canopy Strategic, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan for parks and facilities, along with various planning and capital projects.

To learn more about the Parks and Trails Commission, contact Jeff Aken, Senior Park Planner, at, or 425-556-2328, or visit Apply online at Interested residents are encouraged to apply by February 15, 2021. The positions will remain open until filled.  

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