Sunday, December 14, 2014

Redmond Historical Society Announces New Officers for 2015-2016

Redmond Historical Society Announces New Officers for 2015-2016
Redmond, WA December 15, 2014:  Redmond Historical Society, now in its 15th year as a membership organization and community resource, announced the results of its 2014 Officer Elections. These officers will take up their new duties when the board convenes in January 2015. The board and standing committees will be working to implement the 2014–2017 plan approved in September 2014.
The new President is Joe Townsend, who has completed his sixth year on the board, including a second term as Vice President of Finance. Joe retired from Safeco Insurance Company and now operates a small business in Redmond. Senior Vice President is Mary Hanson, longtime Redmond resident and career employee of Group Health Cooperative. Mary has been a board member since 2009.
The new Vice President of Finance is Ed O’Brien, Redmond native and a member of the O’Brien Water- Ski family. O’Brien has returned to Redmond following a career as a business executive. The new Secretary is Lori Perrigo, member of the Perrigo pioneer family, and experienced in other nonprofit board work. Read more about these officers on the Society’s website. ( 
The Society’s Vice President of Collections Management is elected in alternate years and is currently held by Gene Magnuson, Redmond native and longtime Society volunteer.
About Redmond Historical Society 
Redmond Historical Society is a volunteer-supported organization, with offices and historical displays housed in the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center. The Society receives support through grants from King County’s 4Culture program, the City of Redmond, the Bellevue Collection, Nelson Legacy Group, and Humanities Washington, as well as from other donors and members. Redmond Historical Society is known widely for its Saturday Speaker Series. Check the Society’s website for the schedule. (

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