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Mayor, City Council

Redmond has a strong mayor/ council, non-partisan form of government. Seven council members and the mayor, all representing the community at large, are each elected directly by the people for staggered four-year terms. The City Council meets for business meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The alternate Tuesdays are council study sessions. All meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Redmond City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor John Marchione mayor@redmond.gov

City Council Pos. 2 Byron Shutz bcshutz@redmond.gov City Council Pos. 3 Hank Margeson hmargeson@redmond.gov City Council Pos. 4 Kimberly Allen kallen@redmond.gov

Redmond Mayor John Marchione. Reporter file photo City Council Pos. 1 Hank Myers hmyers@redmond.gov

City Council Pos. 5 Angela Birney abirney@redmond.gov City Council Pos. 6 John Stilin jcstilin@redmond.gov City Council Pos. 7 David Carson dcarson@redmond.gov

City facts

With nearly 55,000 residents, Redmond is the 18th-largest city in Washington and is known for being home to Microsoft Corp. and having a healthy economic base, a high quality of life and quality schools. Geographically, the city comprises more than 16 square miles between Woodinville to the north, Kirkland to the west, Bellevue to the south and Sammamish to the east. Settled in the late 1870s by Irish immigrant Luke McRedmond and New England transplants William and Laura Perrigo, the town incorporated in 1912 with 300 residents. Many descendants of these and other early families of Redmond still live in the area. While it maintains a proud history, Redmond is also known for some of its more recent residents, including Nintendo of America, Medtronic, the popular Redmond Town Center and a number of other businesses within the technology field. Back in 2005, most city departments moved into the $40 million City Hall.

Redmond City Hall is located at 15670 N.E. 85th St. and was built in 2005. Reporter file photo

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Redmond Events

Aug. 3 - Cherry Cherry Aug. 10 - Ventura Highway Revisited

Make Music Day Downtown Park June 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. This year, Redmond will participate with a Make Music event in Downtown Park. Downtown Redmond will be filled with music through performances on the Moving Art Center stage and opportunities for attendees to learn new instruments and even make their own instruments. Redmond Derby Days – Ready, Set, GO! July 8-9: Redmond Derby Days is a summer festival, rooted in the spirit of competition; that celebrates the uniqueness of Redmond through parades, races, contests, game booths, carnival rides, arts, music, food and much more. It all started in 1940 as a bike derby and parade for the community to raise money for holiday decorations and athletic equipment. Today, Derby Days celebrates Redmond’s diverse community and offers all ages a chance to participate in a fun summer festival setting. Ready, set, GO! Visit www.RedmondDerbyDays.com Outdoor Summer Movie Series Grab your friends, parents and neighbors and head to City Hall Campus for a free outdoor movie. July 8 - “Spectre�

So Bazaar Aug. 11, 18, 25: So Bazaar is an urban night market that highlights local artists, artisans, chefs and entertainers to share their gifts with the Redmond community. Join us at the Redmond Central Connector as Downtown Redmond will come alive with surprising performances, art installations, artisanal foods and social engagement. Visit www.RedmondSoBazaar.com

Festival of Color 2016. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter July 16 - “Avengers – Age of Ultron� July 23 - “Star Wars the Force Awakens� Aug. 6 - “Finding Nemo� Aug. 13 - “Inside Out� Aug. 20 - “Raiders of the Lost Ark� Rockin’ on the River Summer Concert Series Redmond Senior Center; 6-8 p.m.: The best kept summer secret is the summer concert series. Sit back and enjoy great music in a beautiful outdoor setting behind Redmond Senior Center. Concerts are free and everyone is welcome! July 13 - The Nowhere Men  July 20 - Abbagraphs   July 27 - Little Bill & The Bluenotes

Redmond Lights Dec. 3 — 4-6 p.m. start at City Hall; 5-7 p.m. Walk the Luminary Trail; 6-8 p.m. end at Redmond Town Center: Redmond Lights celebrates the city’s diverse holiday traditions, cultures and faiths. Experience this three-part, progressive event, by starting at the City Hall Campus lighting; strolling down the Redmond Central Connector Luminary Walk; and ending the evening at Redmond Town Center for ice skating and more. Festival of Color The ancient festival of Holi (Festival of Color) is celebrated every year in India and now it comes to Redmond each March. According to the festival website, “The Festival of Color frees all of inhibitions so they can relate others with pure joy. It brings people together and creates a community of happy people. You won’t believe the amazing fun of coloring your friends while dancing and jumping blissfully and hugging your friends and newcomers.�

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Lake Washington School District’s goal is to ensure academic success for all students The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is thriving and growing. This As our district grows, we are committed to maintaining our focus on ensuryear, 25 district schools received Washington Achievement Awards, more ing academic success for every student and providing safe and innovative than any other district in the state! Our district vision is Every Student Future learning environments. As one of the largest and fastest growing school Ready: Prepared for College, Prepared for the Global Workplace, districts in the state, Lake Washington’s enrollment stands at 27,830. Prepared for Personal Success. Based on our trends, enrollment is projected to grow to more than Development and tangible growth is occurring across all of 32,000 by 2030. the communities served by the district. The City of Redmond is a Successful passage of a bond measure in April 2016 will help the wonderful community in which to live, work and raise a family. With district to reduce overcrowding and enhance learning environments the continued support of the community, the district makes student for students. We also continue planning for the subsequent bond learning and success our top priority. measures upcoming in 2018, 2022 and 2026 to fully implement the On average, Lake Washington students score 16 percent higher projects recommended by a citizen task force and to ensure that we in reading and 22 percent higher in math than their peers across have classroom space through the 2030 school year for our everthe state on state accountability measures. Annual test scores are growing student population. Dr. Traci Pierce just one measure of student performance. The district’s strategic As superintendent of the LWSD, I am proud to serve the families plan includes specific indicators and highlights of our work toward of Redmond. The LWSD is committed to our goal of ensuring achieving the following five strategic goals: academic success for every student. As our communities grow, our • Goal 1: Ensure academic success for every student district grows and as our district grows, so does our unwavering commitment • Goal 2: Provide safe and innovative learning environments to serving the students and families in Redmond. • Goal 3: Recruit, hire and retain highly effective personnel • Goal 4: Use resources effectively and be fiscally responsible Dr. Traci Pierce is the superintendent of the LWSD. • Goal 5: Engage our communities

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Get fired up about teen activities at Old Fire House Teenage culture is famously inconsistent, with what was cool just last year being left behind for something new. Grunge, boy bands, skinny jeans, club music; all inevitably fail at cementing themselves in the constantly changing teenage identity. And yet, sandwiched between condo construction sites and old downtown, the City of Redmond’s Old Fire House Teen Center (OFH) has stood through it all. A rather innocuous looking building, the OFH houses the most diverse and robust teenage community on the Eastside. Started in 1992, OFH was created as a response to teens expressing an interest for a place to showcase their talents. Originally a concert venue, it started offering a drop-in program which has expanded dramatically in the nearly 25-year lifespan. Today, the OFH functions as a place for teens to interact and pursue their interests with support and supervision from the caring City of Redmond staff. The OFH hosts a thriving community of students, athletes, musicians, artists, games and any other group of teens that walk through the doors, accepting all with open arms. The OFH offers opportunities for any and all who are willing to contribute. Most of the programming is created in partnership with teens, and the staff prefers it that way, offering teens leadership opportunities and ways to be more involved in their city.

Singer/songwriter Michaela Fuller won the Redmond’s Got Talent competition on March 19. Courtesy photo These events range from games of baseball in the OFH’s back yard, to French dessert competitions, to AP study sessions, to stand-up comedy nights. These programs function as a way for teens to be involved in activities that suit their interests, and are founded with the ideals of a diverse community of leaders. The OFH’s Youth Advisory Board & Advocacy (YABA) has helped shape the direction and vision of the teen center for the past seven years. YABA works with staff in the decision making and programming process all while gaining valuable skills and community service hours. YABA members typically serve until senior year, graduation serving as the primary form of retirement for these teens.

Yet, along with teens’ heavy involvement in the OFH, a very dedicated City of Redmond staff works daily to keep the place as lively as it is. Staff are involved in everything, whether it’s the iron chef contests, pickup basketball, or two-hour film making programs on a typical day. The staff are the gears that keep the OFH moving and are in the background providing structure and encouragement for every program. Every teenager that walks into the OFH leaves from a day in drop in as a different person, hopefully with greater insight into the world and how with civic duty we can leave it a better place. Whether it’s being offered a leadership opportunity that helps break through some shyness, offering help in academics, organizing a food drive or just having a fun conversation with OFH staff, every day offers positive growth, and each day presents a new opportunity. With tremendous support from City of Redmond, Parks and Recreation, Redmond High School and Redmond residents, the OFH continues to serve our teens as they transition into adulthood. For a tour or more information, contact program coordinator Rana Shmait at rshmait@redmond.gov or (425) 5562371. Check out our website for updates: Redmond. gov/OFH. The OFH is located at 16510 N.E. 79th St.

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Networking, growing with Redmond Business Showcase For more than four years, Redmond Business the community in which we live. Some of our Showcase (RBS) has operated as the heart of small speakers have included internationally recognized business networking in Redmond. RBS’s motivational speaker Steve Black; the mission is to provide a forum for small, man who has conquered Mt. Everest independent and community minded on three different climbs, A.C. Sherpa; business professionals for the purpose and Redmond’s own three-time elected of networking and growing the small Mayor John Marchione. business community in Redmond and Additionally, each month RBS the greater Eastside. All interested organizes an evening networking event individuals are welcome to join the varihosted by various businesses in and ous group events. RBS does not have around the greater Redmond area. membership dues or fees. These events are open to the commuDave deYoung RBS meets on the first Friday of each nity and provide a casual atmosphere Month at the Fairwinds Retirement for networking with other business Center. Small business owners have an professionals and community leaders. opportunity to promote their business, and each At the heart of every community are the small month there is a featured speaker covering a wide business owners. RBS business owners have big range of subjects. The subject matter is usually hearts and as an outgrowth of our commitment to targeted at the challenges of owning and running the community, on Aug. 1 RBS will host our Third a small business as well as information about Annual Charity Golf Tournament with all proceeds

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Seniors: Plenty of activities Redmond Senior Center (RSC) is a welcoming and active gathering place for seniors in the greater Redmond area. The RSC is part of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, located at 8703 160th Ave. N.E. on Redmond’s municipal campus with plenty of convenient parking. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. The RSC daytime programs and activities primarily serve individuals age 50 or better, all evening classes and activities are for adults ages 18 and older. The RSC has a dedicated team of volunteer who lead programs, greet participants, help with general office duties and prepare daily meals. Activities and services at the center include: • Free interest groups such as card games, pickleball, Scrabble, art studio, music, driftwood sculpture, walking club, writing and tennis. • Fee-based classes and life-long learning topics including watercolor, photography, ballroom and tap dance, strength and cardio fitness,

yoga and fly-fishing. • Day trips to concerts, plays, exhibits, restaurants, casinos and overnight travel trips. • Adventure trips for hikers of all abilities. • Special events such as Table Tennis Tournament, dancing to swing big band music and Karaoke Bingo! • Living-well workshops presented by local health-care providers. • Social services including door-to-door grocery shopping assistance, blood-pressure checks, foot care and mobility equipment lending closet. • Nutritionally balanced and affordable hot lunches served each weekday, and the RSC is the Meals on Wheels delivery site for the greater Redmond area. • Coffee bar and lounge where seniors socialize in comfortable seating and share life experiences. • Lending library, computer lab and billiards room. • Garden plaza with fountain, shade canopies and lush landscaping and flowering plants. • Outside exercise equipment adjacent to the scenic and popu-

lar Sammamish River Trail. • Cultural programs where seniors from India and China share food, culture and educational activities.

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Redmond Fire Department (RFD) employees are assigned among seven fire stations and respond to fire and medical emergencies within the City of Redmond and also an area of unincorporated King County. RFD Station 11 Headquarters is at 8450 161st Ave. N.E. For information, call (425) 5562200 or visit www.redmond.gov/ PublicSafety/FireMainPage. The department consists of these divisions: Administration, Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, Training, Fire Prevention, and Apparatus Maintenance. More than 20,000 residents living in unincorporated King County, mainly to the east of Redmond, are in King County Fire Protection District 34 (KCFD), which contracts with the City of Redmond to provide fire and medical aid services. The district is served by a three-member board of elected commissioners, who represent the district’s residents in fire-related issues. Following is a quick guide to

Statue in front of the Redmond Fire Department Station 11 building. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter Redmond fire-related services: • King County Fire Protection District 34: (425) 556-2226. • Blood-pressure checks: Any Redmond fire station.

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Check out the library The Redmond Regional Library serves the community as part of the King County Library System and is located next to the city’s municipal campus at 15990 N.E. 85th St.; (425) 885-1861, www.kcls. org/redmond. It is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. The library has two large meeting rooms and a conference room available for community use and access to state-of-the-art computer technology.

Redmond Police Department Chief Kristi Wilson visits with a resident during National Night Out Against Crime. Courtesy of Becky Range/Redmond Police Department

Your neighborhood police department The Redmond Police Department (RPD) is an organization dedicated to customer service and problem solving through collaboration and communication. They work to ensure an environment that values trust, excellence and accountability through leadership. To report emergencies and suspicious activ-

ity, call 911 immediately. For more information, visit www.redmond.gov/police. The department is located at 8701 160th Ave. N.E. For information, call (425) 556-2500. The department consists of approximately 130 employees who are responsible for providing excellent law enforcement services to the community. They respond to approximately 500 calls for service each week. RPD is proud to hold itself accountable to the accreditation standards recommended by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC).

The Redmond Regional Library is open seven days a week. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter

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DOWNTOWN PARK 16101 Redmond Way Presently features a large lawn with tables and chairs. This park provides a gathering space for public and private events and a spot to relax for downtown residents, shoppers and employees. DUDLEY CARTER PARK Corner of Leary Way and 159th Place Northeast Just over one acre of green space with picnic tables along the Sammamish River Trail, at the junction of Leary Way. EDGE STATE PARK Corner of Northeast 83rd Street and 161st Avenue Northeast Skate park and graffiti wall. FARREL-MCWHIRTER FARM PARK 19545 Redmond Road Horse arena with trailer parking, children’s animal farm, covered picnic shelters with electricity, multiuse trails connecting to the Redmond PSE Trail, orienteering course, tire swings and nature trail. In addition to equestrian classes for all ages, new at the historic park are farm school summer camps for children ages 3 ½ to 9. Little Sprouts,

Little Farmers and Barnyard Adventure campers learn about life on the farm through animal experiences with goats, pigs sheep and chickens, activities, games and stories. GRASS LAWN PARK 7031 148th Ave. N.E. Features lighted tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, soccer field, fitness court and basketball courts HARTMAN PARK 17300 N.E. 104th St. Seven baseball/softball fields, featuring a Field Turf infield on the Babe Ruth baseball field. Tennis courts, basketball courts, children’s play area, soccer field, picnic area, picnic tables, forest area, trails, restrooms and the Redmond Pool. HERON ROOKERY A 4.6-acre open space site located on the southwest corner of Bear Creek Parkway and Leary Way. IDYLWOOD BEACH PARK 3650 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. Picnic tables, swimming beach, sand volleyball court, bathhouse, restrooms, parking, open space and car-top boat launch. Picnic shelter with BBQ available

for rental through the Parks Recreation Office. LUKE MCREDMOND LANDING 15811 Redmond Way Picnic shelter, picnic tables, canoe launch, fishing pier for the physically challenged, open space and parking adjacent to Sammamish River Trail. MARYMOOR PARK 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. in Redmond; hours: 8 a.m. to dusk. Marymoor Park is a regional park of 640 acres operated by the King County Parks and Recreation Division. Located on the north end of Lake Sammamish, it preserves a broad expanse of the Sammamish Valley. In addition to soccer fields, ballfields and lighted tennis courts, special features of the park include a climbing wall, a radio-controlled airplane field, an off-leash exercise area for dogs, an amphitheater for outdoor concerts and the velodrome, an oval bicycle track for organized racing. PERRIGO COMMUNITY PARK 9011 196th Ave. N.E. Tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, sand volleyball courts, picnic tables and shelters, children’s play areas, basketball

courts and fitness court. REDMOND BIKE PARK The park is a one-block ride south of Hartman Park. Parking is available in Hartman Park by the ball fields on 172nd Avenue Northeast. A place for local BMX and mountain bike riders, this park has three dirt-jump trails and a pump track that can be ridden by people of all skill levels. REDMOND CENTRAL CONNECTOR Redmond secured four miles of the Eastside Rail Corridor and adjacent properties in 2010 as part of a regional partnership to develop a regional trail system and provide access for regional utilities and light rail. This corridor, the Redmond Central Connector, is the artery of the City that links Sammamish, Redmond and Kirkland and knits together Redmond Town Center, historic Downtown, Grass Lawn neighborhood and Willows business district. SIXTY ACRES PARK Northeast 116th Street and 154th Place Northeast Sixty Acres park offers 18 soccer fields, game grade, restrooms and parking adjacent to the Sammamish River Trail.

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Making the rounds on local golf courses

• Willows Run Golf Complex, 10402 Willows Road N.E., Redmond. • Golf Club at Redmond Ridge, 11825 Trilogy Parkway N.E., Redmond. • Brae Burn Golf and Country Club, 2409 182nd Ave. N.E., Redmond. • Sahalee Country Club, 21200 N.E. Sahalee Country Club Drive, Sammamish.

Top, Joseph Strong tees off on the first hole at Willows Run Golf Complex on a sunny afternoon in April. Right, Bill Bruce and Katie Treichel get in some putting practice at Willows Run. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter

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From skateboarding to math, kids are set with summer camps Following is a partial list of City of Redmond summer camps: Camp Grandigo! Keep your child happy, engaged, and ON THE GO this summer at Camp Grandigo! Conveniently located at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse in downtown Redmond, each day features a STEM activity, arts and crafts time and time spent outside playing games. Every week an assembly will be held, featuring guest presenters ranging from the Burke Museum and their dinosaur exhibit to Jeff Evan’s Magic Science Show to the Creation Station’s recycling fun. Farrel-McWhirter Farm School Camps Farrel-McWhirter Park is the perfect setting to help your child connect with nature and animals this summer. Located on 68 acres

A youngster displays how it’s done at Redmond Teen Skate Camp. Courtesy of Ken Wong

of old growth forest and a working farm, these camps have a home base in historic buildings, and then feature time outdoors every day. A Farrel-McWhirter Farm School instructor will visit each camp daily and share a special theme-related activity with the campers. Girls Rock Math By second grade, children already believe that “math is for boys” and “reading is for girls.” This leads to significant gender gaps in STEM fields. All girls STEM programs like Girls Rock Math Camps can help close this gap, and campers build self-confidence, develop an appreciation and use for math, and have an increased interest in STEM fields. We are pleased to offer four weeks of camps this summer, located in our picturesque cabins at Anderson Park.

Nature Vision Camps Help your child unplug and spend time outdoors this summer. Insects, outdoor skills, mammals and native plants are just a few themes that will be offered over the course of the summer. These camps are 100 percent outside, and are guaranteed to send your child home tired, happy and screen free at the end of each day. Teen Skate Camp Spend a weeks with other skateboaders and learn progressive fundamentals from experienced instructors. Get introduced to street skating as well as riding ramps and bowls. To register, visit www. redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/ RecreationGuide

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Residents Guide - 2016 MyCity Redmond  

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Residents Guide - 2016 MyCity Redmond  

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