In 2021, the City of Redmond invited the community to learn about plans to expand the City’s existing wastewater treatment facility, known as the Redmond Wetlands Complex.
Through this effort, the City has been reaching out to the community through various techniques, including conducting an online survey. The survey was developed using Survey Monkey, an online survey tool, and made available on the project website from October 19, 2021, through January 17, 2022. The survey was promoted through various sources: on the website, the City’s social media accounts, via email to interested project subscribers, during the virtual open house, and community meetings.
Survey results and input from other community meetings serve as a valuable reference to guide City staff, the City Council, and the consultant team during the design of the Redmond Wetlands Complex.
The results of the survey indicate community members have a high level of interest in the project.
- 90% of respondents are very interested and following the project closely
- 87% of respondents envision using the Redmond Wetlands Complex
- 63% of respondents were nearby property owners/homeowners
What is your overall opinion of the Redmond Wetlands Complex design?
Why would you visit the Redmond Wetlands Complex?
A priority goal for the Redmond Wetlands Complex community outreach is to ensure community members and stakeholders are informed about the purpose of the project and its goals. The project team has been proactive in providing early and timely information about the goals and design of the project and actively sought input from diverse audiences at key project milestones.
Outreach tools include:
- Open Houses
- Community presentations
- Stakeholder & neighbor listening sessions
- Presentations to elected bodies and advisory boards
- Informal discussions
- Stakeholder emails
- Press releases & news stories
- Social media
- Project website
- Project email & phone line
|Redmond City Council||3/9/21|
|Redmond City Council||7/14/21|
|East Cascade Audubon Society||8/23/21|
|Greater Pacific Northwest Retriever Trial Club||9/23/21|
|Expansion Area Property Owners (121 mailers)||9/23/21|
|Tetherow Crossing Property Owners Association Annual Meeting||9/23/21|
|Redmond Parks Advisory Committee||10/7/21|
|Virtual Open House||10/21/21|
|Redmond City Council & Deschutes County Commission joint workshop||11/9/21|
|Squire Ridge Property Owners||
Are you interested in scheduling a presentation for your community group? Send us an email!
Community Outreach Spotlight: Squire Ridge Property Owners
On November 23, 2021, City of Redmond Wastewater Manager Ryan Kirchner and Anderson Perry Project Manager Josh Robertson met with 13 Squire Ridge property owners to discuss the project and identify concerns and opportunities. Topics discussed included reasons for the expansion and selected site, impacts on property values, wells, septic systems, and addressing potential odors, project timeline, site design, and operations.