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Boards, Commissions, and Committees

The Human Services Advisory Committee, Municipal Arts Commission, and Parks Commission each include one position designated for a member under the age of 21.  Click the current members page to see a list of all current boards and committee members along with the term expiration dates or check out the current vacancies for adult and youth Board, Commission, and Committee positions.  To apply, contact the Mayor's Office at 425-430-6500 for an application, complete the online application form, or download an Application for Boards/Commissions/Committees or Youth Application for Boards/Commissions/Committees

AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Serves in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council on matters referred to the committee by the City Council. The primary function of this committee is to provide a forum for members of the community to discuss their concerns directly with airport operators and for collaborative problem solving and resolution of their issues.  Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

  • Meetings:  Scheduled as needed.
  • Members:  19 (both voting and non-voting members)
  • Term:  3 years
  • Requirements:  By ordinance, membership shall consist of aviation and non-aviation representatives.
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Renton Municipal Airport Manager 425-430-7471

CITY CENTER COMMUNITY PLAN ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board is responsible for helping to ensure the City Center Community Plan is advanced. The Board will make recommendations regarding the priorities of the Plan.

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

Organizes and enforces provisions established in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) relating to rules, regulations, and personnel operations within the municipal police and fire departments.  Appointments to this commission are made by the Mayor.

  • Meetings:  Fourth Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Human Resources and Risk Management Training Room on the 1st floor of City Hall.
  • Members:  5
  • Term:  6 years
  • Requirements:  Members must be United States citizens who have been residents of the city for at least three years immediately preceding their appointment and be a King County registered voter.  At the time of any appointment, not more than two commissioners shall be adherents of the same political party. (RMC 2-4-1)
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Human Resources and Risk Management Department 425-430-7650

HUMAN SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Serves in an advisory capacity to the City in the disposition of human services and allocation of funds to specific programs and projects, and assists in developing policies related to human services affecting Renton residents.  Members strive to understand the human service needs of Renton residents and to keep current on community-wide actions that may affect the availability and quality of human service provision in Renton.  Members are appointed by the Mayor.

  • Meetings:  Third Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Conference Room on the 7th floor of Renton City Hall.
  • Members:  11
  • Term:  3 years
  • Requirements:  City residents who represent the diverse nature of the city, including geography, gender, age, and ethnicity, one of whom shall be a youth representative under 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Community Services Department Human Services Division 425-430-6650

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INDEPENDENT SALARY COMMISSION

The 2015 Independent Salary Commission was established via Ordinance No. 5773 on October 19, 2015, with the purpose of reviewing the salaries for elected officials, and recommending adjustments, if needed. Members are appointed by the Mayor.

RENTON LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD

On February 9, 2010, City of Renton voters elected to annex Renton library services to King County Library System (KCLS).  The new Library Advisory Board consists of five Renton residents living inside the city limits who were recently appointed to serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council, King County Library Board, and local library officials.  The new board members will provide input regarding the scope and quality of library services provided by King County Library System (KCLS) to the residents of Renton, and will represent the city's interests before the KCLS Board.  At the request of KCLS, the board will participate in studies related to the maintenance, management and acquisition of library buildings, property and equipment; make recommendations to the KCLS board regarding programs in order to meet the needs of Renton residents; and promote the understanding and observance of rules and regulations related to the use of the library.  Click here to view the  Press Release .

  • Meetings:  Third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Conference Room on the 7th floor of Renton City Hall.
  • Members:  5
  • Term:  5 years
  • Requirements:  City residents who represent the diverse nature of the city, including geography, gender, age, and ethnicity.
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Community Services Department 425-430-6600

MUNICIPAL ARTS COMMISSION

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission(RMAC) acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council in connection with the artistic and cultural development of the City.  The primary goal of the RMAC is to raise awareness of the arts in the City.  The RMAC iresponsible for reviewing the design, execution, and acceptance of works of art funded or otherwise acquired by the City.  Appointments to this commission are made by the Mayor and membership is confirmed by the City Council.

  • Meetings:  First Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Conferencing Center on the 7th floor of City Hall.
  • Members:  13
  • Term:  3 years
  • Requirements:  Whenever possible, members are selected from the arts and professions of painting, sculpture, music, literature, architecture, and related fields.  At least four members shall be city residents and one member shall be under 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Department of Community & Economic Development 425-430-6581.

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NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Strives to promote quality of life factors including healthfulness, meaningful leisure, land stewardship, and a sense of community relating to mobility without the use of fossil fuels.  This committee's objective is to represent the non-motorized transportation community to the Mayor, City Council, and city staff.  The Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee focuses and advises on trails, bike lanes, sidewalks, roads, and all systems that can relate to non-motorized transportation.  Members are appointed by the Mayor.

  • Meetings:  Scheduled as needed
  • Members: 10
  • Term:  2 years, renewable
  • Requirements:  Any of the following interest groups may be represented in the committee:  commuter bicycling, running/jogging, volksmarching, pedestrian, equestrian, wheel chair (physically challenged), skateboarding, roller skating/rollerblading, other non-motorized devices.  At least seven members must be city residents.
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Community Services Department 425-430-6600

 PARKS COMMISSION 

Has the authority and responsibility to conduct the operations and activities of Renton parks and other City-owned recreational facilities.  Appointments to this commission are made by the Mayor and membership is confirmed by the City Council.

  • Meetings:  Second Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.; locations vary.
  • Members:  8
  • Term:  4 years
  • Requirements:  Members shall be city residents and shall include one member under 21 years of age at the time of appointment. (RMC 2-9-2).
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Community Services Department 425-430-6600

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PLANNING COMMISSION

At the direction or referral by the City Council, reviews staff proposals, holds public hearings, and submits recommendations to the City Council and the Mayor on:  Comprehensive Plan, neighborhood or sub-area plans and studies, Shoreline Master Program amendments, land use regulations and processes, Development Regulations, and short-range programs as necessary for implementation of the Comprehensive Plan.  Appointments to this commission are made by the Mayor and membership is confirmed by the City Council.

  • Meetings:  First and third Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the 7th floor of Renton City Hall.
  • Members: 9
  • Term:  3 years
  • Requirements:  City Resident (RMC 2-10-2)
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Department of Community and Economic Development, Planning Division 425-430-6575

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RENTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD

Responsible for the development of the Renton History Museum.  The mission of the Museum is to preserve, document, interpret, and educate about Renton's history in ways that engage diverse people of all ages.

  • Meetings:  Last Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S.
  • Members:  15
  • Term:  Varies
  • Requirements:  None
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Renton History Museum staff 425-255-2330

RENTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Operates Renton’s low and moderate income housing communities with funds allocated by the federal government, along with affordable market rate housing owned and managed by the agency.  Members are appointed by the Mayor.

  • Meetings:  Second Monday at 9:00 a.m. at the Housing Authority office, 2900 NE 10th Street.
  • Members:  5
  • No residency requirement:  A cross section of the community is preferred.  Can not be officers or employees of the City of Renton nor an employee of the Renton Housing Authority.
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Renton Housing Authority 425-226-1850

SENIOR CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

This group acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council on matters of particular interest to senior citizens of the community.  Members are elected by persons active at the Renton Senior Activity Center. Meeting Minutes.

  • Meetings:  First and third Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Avenue South.
  • Members:  15
  • Term:  3 years
  • Requirements:  10 City residents, 5 non-residents (3 of 5 must reside within the Renton School District boundaries).
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Senior Activity Center staff 425-430-6633

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SISTER CITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE - CUAUTLA

This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the City to encourage a pro-active involvement between Renton and its newest sister city, Cuautla, Jalisco, Mexico.  Appointments are made by the Mayor and confirmed by Council.

  • Meetings:  Scheduled as needed.
  • Members:  Varies
  • Term:  Varies
  • Requirements:  None
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Community Services Department 425-430-6600

SISTER CITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE - NISHIWAKI

Serves in an advisory capacity to the City to encourage a pro-active involvement between Renton and its sister city, Nishiwaki, Japan.  Appointments are made by the Mayor and confirmed by Council.

  • Meetings:  Scheduled as needed.
  • Members:  9
  • Term:  Varies
  • Requirements:  None
  • Staff assistance provided by:  Community Services Department 425-430-6600

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