City Facilities Reopen July 1, Honoring the Juneteenth Holiday, and more

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City News

Your weekly update from the City of Redmond.

Stay Informed on COVID-19

On June 9, Governor Inslee announced that 66% of Washingtonians age 16 and older had initiated their vaccinations. The state will reopen on June 30 or earlier if we reach 70%.

Washington State Dept of Health

King County Department of Health

City of Redmond COVID-19 Resources

City facilities reopening

City Facilities Reopen July 1

The City of Redmond is actively preparing for the reopening of city facilities, including City Hall, on Thursday, July 1. The safety of the community and city staff is the top priority for Redmond and is the overriding goal of the city’s five-stage Stay Safe Reopening Plan. More specifics regarding reopening of city facilities and amenities will be shared over the next few weeks.

Learn more about the Stay Safe Reopening Plan

Juneteenth in Redmond

Honoring the Juneteenth Holiday

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the US by recognizing June 19, 1865, when the last enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally freed. The City officially recognizes Juneteenth by proclamation of the Mayor and is a sponsor of the “Eastside Honoring Juneteenth” event in Downtown Park, Saturday, June 19 from 12- 3 p.m.

Learn more about the Eastside Honoring Juneteenth event

Cecilia Martinez-Vasquez

City Hires First Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager

Cecilia Martínez-Vásquez has begun her role as Redmond’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Manager.  Martínez-Vásquez will lead the city’s DEI program and work with leadership in developing and implementing strategies, initiatives, and organizational change to support and advance Redmond’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

Read the press release

4th of July

Celebrating the Fourth of July

You don’t need fireworks to have a blast this Fourth of July! Redmond Police and Fire departments remind the community that fireworks are not permitted within Redmond city limits on Independence Day or any time of year (Redmond Municipal Code: 9.26.020). Violators of this law may be charged with a misdemeanor and are subject to fines. To report the use of illegal fireworks, please call the city’s non-emergency number at 425-556-2500.

Learn more about fireworks in Redmond

Recycling directory

Recycling Directory

Do you have an item you’re trying to get rid of but aren’t sure how to recycle or dispose of it safely? Check out the city’s searchable directory to get the scoop on what, where, and when you can responsibly recycle unwanted items including electronics, Styrofoam, hazardous materials, paint, and more.

Learn more about the recycling directory

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