Complete Your Neighborhood, Celebrate Summer at Derby Days, Learn How Councilmember Stuart is Enhancing Her Leadership, and more

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Redmond 2050

Complete Your Neighborhood

Complete neighborhoods are neighborhoods where you can meet all your basic needs by walking or rolling close to your home. Where can we find complete neighborhoods in Redmond now? How can we make more of Redmond complete over the next 30 years? Tomorrow, June 21, you can stop by City Hall (15670 NE 85th Street) from 5 – 7 p.m. to meet with Redmond 2050 staff, learn more about the plan for the future of Redmond, as well as share your thoughts and play games.

A kids entertainment area and snacks will be available.

Learn more about Redmond 2050

Derby Days

Celebrate Summer at Derby Days

Be sure to mark your calendars for Derby Days 2023 coming up on July 14 and 15. This year’s event takes place on City Hall’s municipal campus and features bike races at the Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome, live musical entertainment, a craft market, food vendors and trucks, carnival rides, the Kids Bike Parade and Derby Days Grand Parade, and the return of the drone light show.

Plan your visit

Malissa Stuart

Learn How Councilmember Stuart is Enhancing Her Leadership

Councilmember Melissa Stuart earned an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership through the Association of Washington Cities. This certificate program provides mayors and councilmembers in Washington an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and leadership skills to provide more effective local governance. Specifically, training is conducted in five core areas: roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; public sector resource management; community planning and development; effective local leadership; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Learn more about the program

Education Hill Trail

Explore Education Hill Loop Trail

Celebrate National Trails Month by walking the Education Hill three-mile loop. Did you know portions of the trail were recently renovated by volunteers? There’s also a new trail map available to help guide your walk.

Learn more about the trail


Keep Streams and Lakes Clean

Did you know that stormwater (rainwater that flows into grates along roads and walkways) is not treated, and anything that goes into a storm drain flows to the nearest river, lake, or stream? Never dump anything down the drain, including yard debris and pet waste, and always use a commercial car wash when washing your car.

Learn more about protecting our water

Bee Pollinator


Celebrate Pollinator Week

This year, June 19 - 25 is Pollinator Week. Help support the birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and small mammals that bring us one out of every three bites of food. About 75% of all flowering plant species need animal pollinators for reproduction, and you can help protect them in your yard or garden. 

Find great ideas for protecting pollinators



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