Redmond City Council Approves Tobias Colvin Appointment to Vacant Council Seat


(Tobias Colvin)

On January 24, 2023, Redmond City Council unanimously approved Mayor Ed Fitch’s appointment of Tobias Colvin to Redmond City Council. Colvin will serve out the remaining two years of the Council seat vacated by newly elected Mayor Ed Fitch.

“I look forward to serving on City Council and working with the community to successfully navigate the extraordinary change and growth Redmond is currently experiencing,” states Colvin. “Rapid growth, large-scale civic projects coming in the next few years, and our increasing houseless population, are just a few of the important issues I believe I can lend my skills and voice to.”

Colvin is currently the general manager of the SCP Hotel, formerly the historic New Redmond Hotel, and has worked in the hospitality field for the past twenty-two years. “Our simple ethos of being healthier, kinder, and greener mirrors my own beliefs that we can all work on being better. Better to ourselves, better to each other, and better to the region and resources that we rely on,” notes Colvin. He and his family moved to Central Oregon in 2017 and has served on the Redmond Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Redmond Downtown Association, and as Chairman of the Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee.

“We had many qualified candidates apply,” remarks Mayor Ed Fitch. “After interviewing Mr. Colvin, his keen understanding of public policy and the core issues facing our growing community, in addition to his dedication to solution-oriented service made him the unanimous choice.”

The appointment is effective immediately. The term expires December 31, 2025.

The City of Redmond has a Council/Manager form of government. The Council consists of six members serving four-year terms, and a Mayor serving a two-year term. The Council members meet at least twice each month to review and determine major policy decisions. The decisions they make directly affect City improvements and the quality of life for Redmond citizens. City Council meeting dates and times are listed on the city website at, live streaming and archived videos of council meetings are also available online.


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