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City of Renton Seeks Candidates for Park Commission

February 8, 2011

For more information contact:
Sandy Pilat, Administrative Assistant, Community Services Department 425-430-6604
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569

RENTON - The City of Renton is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Park Commission. The commission will recommend a candidate to the Mayor and the appointment will be confirmed by the City Council. The members serve four-year terms. The term of the current vacancy will expire in 2013.

The Park Commission is composed of seven members. Members serve without compensation, must reside inside the city limits of Renton and must be able to attend meetings the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 4:30 p.m. Residents who represent the diverse nature of the city, including ethnicity, geography, gender and age, are encouraged to apply.In conjunction with the Mayor and City Council, the Park Commission review and recommend the operation of parks and recreational programs and activities.

To apply for membership, download an application from the Boards and Commissions webpage at rentonwa.gov or call 425-430-6604 to have an application mailed. Completed applications should be mailed to The City of Renton, Mayor’s Office, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. Applications are kept for a one year period. Interviews will be held in March for the current vacancy and all other applications will be kept on file for a one-year period. For more information, contact Sandy Pilat at 425-430-6604 or spilat@rentonwa.gov