Press Release: City Leadership Leads the Way as Redmond Solar Champions

Press Release

City Leadership Leads the Way as Redmond Solar Champions

July 12, 2021

Jill E. Smith
Communications Manager

Redmond, WA –The City of Redmond launched an investment campaign this week inviting the community to purchase solar panels at the new Redmond Senior & Community Center. Community members who invest in the new building help move the building toward the carbon neutrality and environmental sustainability goals identified during the community feedback for this project.

Leading the way in this sustainability initiative and purchasing the first solar panels are Mayor Angela Birney, City Council President Tanika Padhye, Council Member Vanessa Kritzer, Chief Operating Officer Malisa Files, and city directors Carrie Hite (Parks), Dave Juarez and family (Public Works), and Carol Helland (Planning).

There are 500 solar panels available to be sponsored as an individual, family, group, or business. This gift is tax deductible and will leave a green legacy helping Redmond meet its sustainability goals. Additional opportunities to become a Founding Member in this project will launch on August 9.

“The Redmond Senior & Community Center is a legacy project that will meet a multitude of Redmond’s priorities and needs for community recreation and gathering space,” said Mayor Angela Birney. “We invite you to join us in the opportunity to be a Solar Champion and commit to Redmond’s sustainable future for generations to come.”

For additional information on the Redmond Senior & Community Center project and how to become a partner in this Community Investment Campaign, visit

For questions and more information, contact Communications Manager Jill Smith at or 425-556-2448. This press release is available on