Stay Safe in Hot Weather, City Appoints New Finance Director, Special Event Grant Application Now Open, and more

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City News

Your weekly update from the City of Redmond.

Stay Informed on COVID-19 and the City's Reopening

June 30: Washington state will fully reopen.

July 1: City facilities reopen from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Washington State Dept of Health

King County Department of Health

City of Redmond COVID-19 Resources

Stay cool in the hot weather

Stay Safe and Cool in Hot Weather

Cool off! Redmond City Hall (15670 NE 85th St.) is open as a community cooling center today, 6/28, from noon to 9 p.m. and tomorrow, 6/29, from noon to 9 p.m. Visitors must wear a face covering unless fully vaccinated. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.  

Have a splash! Visit the splash pads at Grass Lawn Park and Downtown Park.

Take a swim! Idylwood beach is open but without lifeguards this summer. We encourage visitors to play safe in and around the water by knowing the conditions, wearing a lifejacket, staying close to shore, and never swimming alone.

Learn simple ways to keep cool and help others during these hot days.

Learn more about staying cool

Chip Corder

City Appoints New Finance Director

At last week’s meeting, the Redmond City Council approved Mayor Birney’s appointment of Charles “Chip” Corder as the City’s new finance director. He will begin in his new role on July 1. Chip comes to the City with over 15 years of executive-level experience in city and financial management in Washington state.

Read the finance director press release

Special Event Grants

Special Event Grant Applications Now Open

The City of Redmond is now accepting applications for its 2021 and 2022 Special Event Grants, provided through Redmond’s Tourism Promotion Program. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, August 15, at 5 p.m. Grant applicants may be cultural, historical, educational, sports, or community organizations coordinating events that bring visitors to Redmond. 

Read the grant application press release

Child care

State Now Providing Child Care Subsidies

Financial assistance for child care is now available through the Fair Start for Kids Act, adopted by the Legislature in 2021. The Act modifies and creates new programs aimed at solving the child care crisis. Interested families should contact the Working Connections Child Care program at 1-844-626-8687 or apply online, or apply through one of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Programs.

Find additional family resources

Garbage and Recycling

ID Required at Garbage and Recycling Facilities

Customers who now visit a King County recycling and garbage facility are required to show proof they live or do business within King County. Eligible proof includes things such as a driver’s license, vehicle registration, utility or cell phone bill, rental agreement, or pay stub.

Learn more about garbage and recycling requirements

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