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File #: CM 20-305   
Type: Committee Memo Status: Presented
File created: 10/30/2020 In control: Committee of the Whole - Parks and Human Services
On agenda: 11/2/2020 Final action: 11/2/2020
Title: Redmond Lights 2020
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Layout of Downtown Park Installations, 3. Attachment B: Redmond Lights Poster
TO: Committee of the Whole - Parks and Human Services
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Parks
Carrie Hite
425-556-2326

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Parks
Loreen Hamilton
Events & Marketing Administrator
Parks
Bethany Kennedy
Engagement Manager


TITLE:
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Redmond Lights 2020


OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
Redmond Lights 2020 has been reimagined to provide an experience of holiday tradition, peace and joy. This will be centered in Downtown Park from December 4-January 3 as an installation of lights and art. Cleveland Street and 164th will be lit to lead to Redmond Town Center. Community engagement opportunities will be created and emphasized virtually and in collaboration with local businesses. City Council is invited to be involved through a short video greeting for the kick off video (to be published on December 4, 2020) and to help judge the Business Window Decorating Contest.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
Community Engagement and Events
* Required:
N/A
* Council Request:
N/A
* Other Key Facts:
Sharing an update with PHS about the plans for Redmond Lights with significant changes due to COVID-19.


OUTCOMES:
Redmond Lights is traditionally an event that brings the community together around diverse winter traditions, experiences, lights and art. This year, due to COVID-19, physical gathering is not possible. The planned event this year will seek to accomplish the following outcomes:
- Downtown Park being illuminated with arts and light for the month of December to allow the community to enjoy the installations over an extended period and avoid any excessive crowding;
- Streets leading to Redmond Town Center will be lit (sponsored by Redmond Town Center) to be enjoyed by car or on foot;
- Increased collaboration and engagement with local businesses through th...

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