Mayor, George Endicott
I am a native Central Oregonian. My earliest memories are of family and friends here in Redmond. As a youngster, my father was recalled to the military, so I spent most of my school years away from Redmond even though we visited most years. Upon high school graduation, I returned here to attend COCC. After a stint in the Army, and working for a year at Whittier Moulding in Redmond, I went to OSU and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, all the while spending as much time as I could in Redmond.
My career, mostly with the Department of Defense, began. While traveling around the US and the world, I frequently returned to Redmond to visit family and friends. Throughout my career, I pursued post-graduate studies in Management and Government, and Program Management. I served in many capacities over the years. I was a management analyst with the Army, a program analyst and a computer specialist with the Department of Labor, a computer scientist with NATO in Europe and with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and an IT systems engineer with the Navy. Throughout my career I always wanted to return to my hometown to retire - Redmond. I've now done that!
While working in the Pentagon in northern Virginia, I discovered I had an interest in land use planning and community issues in general. Within my community I participated in the planning process and eventually became the Chairman of the Planning Commission for Prince William County, VA. I received land use training and a certificate in land use training through Virginia Tech University.
My goal is to make a contribution to the City that gave me a sense of well being and a feeling of community. I want to see Redmond continue to be a great place to live and raise a family.
We have significant challenges in the near future, the most immediate of which is managing our resources wisely so we are insulated from economic fluctuations. Meanwhile, Redmond is growing from a town to a city. We must find ways to keep our quality of life while welcoming those who come here to take advantage of that attraction. With that go issues the leaders of our city must address. To properly manage our growth we must find ways to attract high quality jobs and apply methods to ensure we have an attractive, safe, and rationally thought out community. Specifically, we must attract living wage jobs, both commercial and industrial; build an adequate transportation, water and wastewater infrastructure; ensure we build family friendly neighborhoods and parks; make sure we do everything we can to ensure schools are built as we need them; properly manage our funds and resources; and make certain our land use policies and supporting documents are kept current with and support our goals.