Have you ever considered how Redmond evolved to be the vibrant city of today? Or, how it may continue to change over time? What does it take to successfully manage a City of over 53,000 residents? And, where does my drinking water originate and then flow to when it leaves my home?
These questions and many more are answered when you attend Redmond’s Citizen Academy.
The academy consists of a series of six weekly classes during which staff and regional experts share the science, technology, policies and guidelines, programs and opportunities regarding the various disciplines of Redmond’s government. Each session includes presentations, a question and answer period and a portion for neighborhood citizens to identify major topics for additional consideration.
Interested citizens from the SE Redmond and Sammamish Valley neighborhoods will use the academy to prepare for their upcoming neighborhood plan updates. Other citizens may wish to attend simply to learn more about specific topics such as transportation planning or natural resource management. And, others may wish to attend to help them prepare for civic leadership with Redmond’s boards and commissions. For example, two of Redmond’s Councilmembers took part in the Citizen Academy during their respective neighborhood plan updates.
- Apr 21
Introduction to Redmond's Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code and Development Services
- April 28
Transportation including planning, operations and demand management
- May 05
- May 12
Natural Resources and Utilities
- May 19
Public Safety and Financial Planning
- May 26
Critical Areas, Shorelines and Parks and Recreation
As topics may shift, please contact Kimberly Dietz, 425-556-2415 or firstname.lastname@example.org to remain informed regarding the schedule and to learn more about Redmond's Citizen Academy.