City of Redmond Celebrates Welcoming Week

Press Release

City of Redmond Celebrates Welcoming Week 

September 8, 2021

Jill E. Smith
Communications Manager

Redmond, WA – Mayor Angela Birney joins the mayors of Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Sammamish in jointly proclaiming September 10-19, 2021, as Eastside Welcoming Week. The community is encouraged to engage in opportunities to learn, connect across differences, and take joint action to achieve a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive community.

“Redmond is a diverse community where all are welcomed and valued,” said Mayor Angela Birney. “One of our city’s highest priorities is for all community members to feel safe and connected, and to have a sense of belonging.”

Welcoming Week is a national event led by Welcoming America to celebrate and bring awareness to the social, economic, and cultural benefits of diverse and welcoming communities. This year’s theme is “Belonging Begins with Us.” The City of Redmond will host three Welcoming Week events and invites the public to attend. All events are free and do not require registration. A complete list of events in Redmond is available at

Learn more about the city’s Welcoming Redmond diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative online at

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