City Seeks Volunteer for Parks & Trails Commission

Press Release

City Seeks Volunteer for Parks & Trails Commission

August 10, 2021

Jill E. Smith
Communications Manager

Redmond, WA – The City of Redmond is recruiting a volunteer member for the Parks and Trails Commission. The Commission has nine positions, seven from within the city limits and two from outside the city. We are currently accepting applications for one opening for a representative who resides outside the city limits.

The City is committed to having a Commission that reflects the diversity of the community 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. They cultivate community engagement around Parks and Recreation Department projects and programs as well as occasionally attending 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 American’s 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 Park Planning Manager Jeff Aken at or 425-556-2328 or visit To apply, go to to submit an online application. There is no deadline for applications, but interested residents are encouraged to apply by September 6, 2021. The positions will remain open until filled. 

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