Press Releases
The City of Redmond has been recognized for its actions in supporting smart city design. On April 3, 2014, at the Feet First Walkable Washington Symposium, the Redmond Central Connector received Feet First’s highest honor for an exceptional project directly contributing to the creation of a healthy, livable, and walkable community in Washington.
Redmond revelers of all ages are invited to participate in a unique and festive springtime confection on Saturday, May 3.
In an effort to reduce the number of distracted driving collisions, the Redmond Police Traffic Division is enforcing Washington State’s cell phone laws in targeted areas around the City starting Tuesday, April 15th.
For the third year, The Festival of Color returns to Redmond. On Saturday, April 12, from Noon- 4:00pm, the City’s Campus will transform into a highly evocative Indian celebration filled with music, dancing and color.
The City of Redmond wants to better understand when and how people use their parks as a way to determine where to spend resources in the future
Do you ever imagine what the East Link light rail extension will look like once completed?
On Sunday, March 30th at 10:32 am a 59 year-old man suffered a heart attack while driving along Avondale Road NE. Due to the quick response of four community members and their ability to provide CPR until firefighters arrived, the Redmond man is alive today and recovering in a local hospital.
The City of Redmond continues to seek design ideas from community members about what they want the new Downtown Park to look like. The latest promotion is a creatively-designed wooden stake community art project designed to engage the public and encourage submissions of community members’ favorite park features.
The City of Redmond has an opening on the Human Services Commission for anyone who lives or works within Redmond’s city limits.
Sound Transit will host a Master Planned Development open house Monday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m., at the Silver Cloud Inn (2122 152nd Avenue, Northeast Redmond, WA 98052).
Traffic in downtown Redmond will be impacted during rush hour traffic through the evening commute while Puget Sound Energy (PSE) crew replaces broken power pole.
If you are a design professional and care about the quality of architecture and landscaping in the City of Redmond, consider applying for a vacant position on the Design Review Board.
The public is invited to join the City of Redmond in celebrating the newest public artwork, ‘SIGNALS’ by John Fleming.
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will hold a series of workshops to provide people an opportunity to learn more about the Energize Eastside project and provide feedback about potential route segments.
Redmond City Council voted last week to approve a contract with Wenatchee-based Goodfellow Brothers, Inc., to begin construction on the second phase of the Overlake South Detention Stormwater Vault project.
Are you passionate about parks and interested in being involved in selecting design ideas for the new Downtown Park?
The City of Redmond will host a community conversation to discuss the Recreation Buildings Master Plan project on March 26
The City of Redmond announces its launch into the field of open data with a new portal at Data.Redmond.Gov.
Are you passionate about parks and interested in being involved in the new Downtown Park master plan process? The City of Redmond is seeking interested candidates to “claim their stake in the Downtown Park” and attend a Public Workshop on Wednesday, February 19, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Are you passionate about libraries and the role the Redmond Regional Library plays in the Redmond community? The Redmond Library Board of Trustees is seeking interested Redmond residents to volunteer for a Board vacancy.
The City of Redmond is conducting a community-wide online survey designed to determine the most pressing issues facing Redmond residents, businesses and their employees.
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will hold the first open house for the Energize Eastside Project on Wednesday, January 29, from 6-8 pm at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center (ORSCC) at 16600 NE 80th St Redmond
The public is invited to join the City of Redmond Human Services Commission, Eastside Community Network and Meadowbrook Church for a community-wide conversation on homelessness and a free screening of the award-winning documentary, American Winter.
The Redmond Town Center will be hosting the “Volume 12 Fan Rally” at the Redmond Town Center Street Plaza on Saturday, January 18th from 3-6pm.
The City of Redmond will host an Open House to discuss this month’s start of the Cleveland Streetscape construction (161st Ave NE to 164th Ave NE) and the status of upcoming City improvements in the Downtown core.
In response to the passage of Initiative 502, the City of Redmond is working toward adopting permanent regulations for all marijuana related uses within Redmond city limits.
On January 15, 2014, Capstone Partners and the City of Redmond will host a public meeting to request the community’s input on conceptual designs for a new urban park project. The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm at Bytes Café, located on the first floor of City Hall.
The City of Redmond has expanded downtown parking to provide more options for City residents, visitors and the business community.
In 2008, the City Council and Mayor John Marchione instituted a new way of budgeting for the City of Redmond.
The City of Redmond is recruiting a new volunteer member for the Parks and Trails Commission to begin their service in April 2014.
The City of Redmond is recruiting new volunteer members for the Arts and Culture Commission to begin their service in April 2014. Redmond residents, unincorporated King County residents, or people who work in Redmond are eligible to apply. Applications are rolling, but candidates are encouraged to apply by January 31.
Redmond Police have cleared multiple vehicle prowl investigations after a citizen successfully used a phone-finding application to locate his stolen property.
Redmond Mayor John Marchione has announced the appointment of Mellody Matthes as the new Human Resources Director for the City of Redmond.
A 54-year-old schoolteacher survived a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) today, thanks to the efforts of co-workers at the Overlake School in Redmond.
Think Redmond, a buy-local program, launches a new mobile business directory to its website making it easier to access information about the city’s local businesses from your smart phone.
The public is invited to join the City of Redmond staff for a community meeting regarding the Downtown Regional Stormwater Facilities Plan. The meeting will take place Thursday, December 5 from 5-7 pm, at Redmond City Hall in the Bytes Café.
The City of Redmond was recently selected as the 2013 Built Green Hammer Award winner in the Built Green program’s Advocate, Public Sector category. Cathy Beam, the City’s principal environmental planner, accepted the award at last week’s 2013 Built Green Conference, held at the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville, WA.
The public is invited to join staff from Sound Transit and the City for an open house that will debut design concepts for the Overlake segment of the East Link Extension. The East Link effort is part of the extensive Link Light Rail project, which begins construction in 2015 and is targeted for completion in 2023.
Redmond Mayor John Marchione has announced the appointment of Linda De Boldt as the new Public Works Director for the City of Redmond, pending City Council confirmation Nov. 19th.
The City of Redmond will host a community conversation to discuss the Recreation Buildings Master Plan project on November 13, from 6:30 – 8 pm in City Hall’s Bytes Café & Lobby.
The City currently has approximately 350 building fire alarm systems that remain to be upgraded. It is unlikely all systems will be able to convert to new transmitters by the deadline due to the lack of available alarm support organizations to conduct the upgrade and as a result building owners will need to provide a fire watch until new transmitters are installed.
Seattle-based development firm Capstone Partners and the City of Redmond are hosting a series of public meetings to develop and discuss conceptual designs for an urban park to be constructed at the center of a master planned development on the former Group Health site.
The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) and the Planning Association of Washington (PAW) awarded the City of Redmond for outstanding contributions to the field of planning in the category of implementation for the City’s Digital Planning and Development Suite.
The City of Redmond will host a public meeting on the 166th Avenue NE Rechannelization project this Monday, October 28, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center at 16600 NE 80th ST.
Redmond community members are invited to roll up their sleeves and participate in the City’s first-ever Green Redmond Day, a community-wide tree-planting event slated to take place this Saturday, October 26, from 9 am – noon.
The City of Redmond launched a new interactive traffic map that provides detailed information to Redmond commuters about current and upcoming traffic impacts.
Join the Southeast Redmond Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Redmond Campus at 6505 176th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA) to review, comment on and ask questions about the preliminary preferred plan alternative.
Make your voice heard on affordable housing funding and programs by joining the ARCH Citizen Advisory Board (CAB).
The Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee annual Girls Unlimited series continues this year with the theme “Making the Future Happen – Young Women in Technology” on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Redmond City Hall, located at 15670 NE 85th St.
Michael Dylan Welch was recently named Redmond’s third poet laureate and will begin a new poetry program this fall called Poetry in the Parks. The public can hear Welch read selections of his own poetry during an event at the VALA Art Center at Redmond Town Center beginning at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 2.
On Thursday, October 3, 2013, the City of Redmond will host a presentation and community conversation regarding the future of the City’s four recreation buildings, and the public is invited to attend.
April through October, the Green Redmond Partnership hosts volunteer work events on the Last Saturday of the month.
Join the fun when Redmond celebrates the Great Day of Play, on Friday, August 23rd, at the Redmond City Hall Campus, 15670 NE 85th St.
Redmond Mayor John Marchione has announced the appointment of Tommy Smith as the new Fire Department Chief for the City of Redmond, pending City Council confirmation.
Two Redmond Police officers, one Bellevue Police officer, and Redmond Fire personnel administered CPR Friday evening, saving the life of a missing Bellevue woman.
With the recent burst of construction projects in the Downtown core and the beginning of a new era of construction in the Overlake District, Redmond stands poised to launch a new investment in its urban tree canopy.
In the next few weeks, Cleveland Street in downtown Redmond will enter its next phase of construction work which may result in disruptions to traffic and pedestrians as they are re-routed through the Downtown core.
The City is seeking public recommendations for renaming the Heron Rookery site located near the Bear Creek Parkway.
The City of Redmond, along with the Growing Transit Communities partnership, is seeking ideas from the public about what makes urban neighborhoods most appealing as places to live, work, learn, and play.
April through October, the Green Redmond Partnership hosts volunteer work events on the Last Saturday of the month.
Come to the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th St to Geek out with us on poetry!
The Redmond Police Department is using social media to gather feedback from the community.
Two Alarm Redmond Fire Engulfs Home, But No Injuries
The Southeast Redmond neighborhood plan update will include an open house on Thursday, July 18 at Fire Station 16 (6502 185th Ave NE) from 5pm-7pm.
Redmond is getting ready to celebrate its 73rd Annual Derby Days Summer Festival.
Amidst all the current clang of construction and day to day activity in Downtown Redmond, you may notice a new regional trail taking shape.
Join us for a summer of sun, fun, and lunch! Community Lunch at Sunset Garden’s Park is a FREE program for kids and teens ages 18 and under that runs July 8th-August 23rd, Monday-Friday from 11:30am-12:30.
The City of Redmond will partner with local artist, Jacqui Calladine and the Redmond Regional Library for a series of Saturday afternoons in the park beginning Saturday, June 29th
Trained Forest Stewards will again be hosting the Last Saturday volunteer events in Redmond Parks continuing the restoration efforts of the Green Redmond Partnership.
The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded the City of Redmond a Judge’s Merit Award in the Governor’s Smart Communities Awards program for the City’s Digital Planning and Development Suite.
Come be part of the biggest event hosted by the City of Redmond! Community events such as Derby Days rely on the talents of hundreds of volunteers of all ages.
May is National Preservation Month and this year's theme encourages the greater community to “See, Save, and Celebrate” historic places.
The Redmond Police want your feedback on social media site IdeaScale
On Friday, May 3, 2013, The City of Redmond invites residents, business owners, developers, property owners, artists, and the public to come together for the first ever Feedback Festival: A Public Forum on Arts in Downtown.
Redmond Mayor John Marchione presented his annual “State of the City” address during the April One Redmond Membership Luncheon held Thursday, April 11th
Trained Forest Stewards will again be hosting the Last Saturday volunteer events in Redmond Parks continuing the restoration efforts of the Green Redmond Partnership.
The City of Redmond invites any individual, business or organization to submit applications for amendments to Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan and associated Zoning Code provisions.
The City of Redmond is seeking feedback on its draft Transportation Master Plan (TMP), the document that will guide citywide transportation investments and policies.
The Redmond Police Department Traffic Unit is conducting directed enforcement during morning and afternoon commute hours on Avondale Road beginning this week through the end of the month.
The City of Redmond Fire Department has been awarded a Vision 20/20 Grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. This grant provides resources to install 2,500 smoke alarms, 15 hearing-impaired smoke alarms, and perform 1,000 home safety assessments for families located within the Redmond Fire Department response area.
Hop on over to Redmond’s favorite Egg Hunt! The City of Redmond will host a traditional egg hunt, on Saturday, March 30 from 9am – 11am, with the hunt starting at 10am sharp, located at Redmond City Hall campus, 15670 NE 85th St.
The City of Redmond will launch its 2013 Neighborhood Network series on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the City Council Chambers featuring a brief workshop and community conversation on emergency preparedness.
LA comes to Redmond as the editor and writers of the Los Angeles Review join Redmond Poet Laureate Jeannine Hall Gailey to celebrate...
The City of Redmond, Washington, seeks an artist or artist team to design integrated art and trailside interpretive features for the Redmond Central Connector Phase II, a regional trail running through the heart of Redmond.
The Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee annual Girls Unlimited series continues this year with the theme “Expanding Your Tomorrow”
The City of Redmond is recruiting two new volunteer members of the Arts Commission to begin their service in April 2013
Are you passionate about libraries and the role the Redmond Regional Library plays in the Redmond community?
On December 4, 2012, Roger Waterhouse and Glenn Kearney of Artech, Inc. fastened the restored Odd Fellows links to the front façade of the historic Odd Fellows Hall, at 7979 Leary Way.
Today, MONEY reveals the 2012 list of MONEY’s 100 Best Places to Live in America, highlighting small cities across the country with populations of 50,000-300,000.
The City of Redmond’s NE 36th Street Bridge has recently been named 2012 National Public Works Project of the Year
On December 13, 2011 the Redmond City Council approved a master plan and development agreement for a 28-acre parcel in Overlake, previously home to Group Health Overlake Hospital.
The City of Redmond has been designated as an Interactive Media and Digital Arts Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) by the Washington State Department of Commerce.
Redmond achieved national recognition as one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING for its initiatives to help young people.
Make your voice heard on affordable housing funding and programs by joining the ARCH Citizen Advisory Board (CAB).
Make your voice heard on affordable housing funding and programs by joining the ARCH Citizen Advisory Board (CAB).
The Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee annual Girls Unlimited series continues this year with the theme “Making the Future Happen – Young Women in Technology” on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Redmond City Hall, located at 15670 NE 85th St.
Do you live or work in Southeast Redmond? If so, please stop by the final open house for the neighborhood plan update.
Redmond Mayor John Marchione has announced the appointment of Mellody Matthes as the new Human Resources Director for the City of Redmond.
The City has one opening on the Parks and Trails Commission that must be filled by a resident living outside Redmond’s city limits with a Redmond address.
As the spring weather continues to warm up and more people are out enjoying the sunshine, the Redmond Fire Department urges citizens to be aware of water hazards. After a recent water rescue firefighters want to highlight the dangers of swimming or boating alone and remind everyone to take water safety measures.
he City of Redmond recently completed its first round of new innovation projects to meet citizen and community needs by challenging employees with customer focused cost savings and service improvements.