Mayor Appoints New Chief Operating Officer, Applications Now Open for Library Board of Trustees, and more

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Your weekly update from the City of Redmond.

Stay Informed on COVID-19

  • The City facilities closure is tentatively extended through June 30, 2021. Essential services will continue to be provided and staff that can work remotely, will do so. Visit for helpful resources, updates, recommendations, and status of City services.
  • The Puget Sound Region, including Redmond, remains in Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” COVID-19 phased recovery plan.
  • The State continues in Phase 1B-tier 1 of vaccine distribution. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine availability and schedules at the State Department of Health website.

Mayor Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Mayor Angela Birney has announced the appointment of Malisa Files as the City’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Files will be responsible for running the City's day-to-day operations and ensuring internal coordination in support of the community’s goals and objectives. Ms. Files tenure at Redmond spans twenty-six years, most recently as the City’s Finance Director.

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Applications Now Open for Library Board of Trustees

The City of Redmond has an opening on the Library Board of Trustees. Volunteer board members help build community and enhance the quality of life in Redmond by advising the Mayor and City Council on library policy, representing Redmond’s interests to the King County Library System, and promoting local interest in the library.

Apply here

Redmond 2050

How Should Redmond Look and Feel in the Future?

You gave us feedback on design principles as part of the Redmond 2050 project, now we want to hear about your preferences for the styles of new developments in Downtown and Overlake. Take the short questionnaire on the 12 elements that make up the look and feel of Redmond as we grow. #OurRedmond2050

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City Seeking Community Input on Stormwater Management

Redmond is currently seeking community input on its draft 2021 Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) plan. The SWMP plan discusses the City’s stormwater management activities and priorities to meet Clean Water Act permit obligations. Share your thoughts on this vital piece of the City’s Environmental Sustainability vision. 

Review the plan

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Share Your Ideas for the New Redmond Senior and Community Center

Give your feedback through a questionnaire, or join a virtual meeting on February 24 at 1 p.m. for seniors or 6:30 p.m. for all ages to learn about and provide input on the new Redmond Senior and Community Center. Take part in creating the future vision for this exciting project!

RSVP for meeting or take questionnaire

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