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This Week in Renton

Friday, July 30, 2021 | Vol. VI | Issue 29

Covert image ofthe July 30 edition of This Week in Renton


COVER STORY

Photo of the FitLot ribbon cutting

Mayor Armondo Pavone cuts the ribbon officially opening the FitLot outdoor exercise equipment park at North Highlands Neighborhood Center. The mayor is joined by Councilmember Kim-Khánh Văn, Washington AARP’s Doug Shade, FitLot’s Adam Mejerson, and Councilmember Valerie O’Halloran and Council President Randy Corman. The fitness equipment resulted from a partnership between the city, AARP, and FitLot.

Partnership results in unique exercise area

Yesterday, Mayor Armondo Pavone, alongside AARP Washington and FitLot, Inc., opened the only FitLot outdoor exercise equipment park in Washington state at our North Highlands Neighborhood Center.

In 2019, AARP partnered with FitLot to plan, build, and program one outdoor fitness park in every state over three years. The effort helped celebrate AARP’s 60th Anniversary and was an opportunity for AARP, FitLot and recipient cities to improve the quality of life for senior citizens.

“We value and prioritize partnerships like this one because they utilize the expertise and resources of different sectors,” said the mayor at the ribbon cutting. “The results are services or infrastructure at a better value for our residents.

“We’re dedicated to helping our senior residents have opportunities to stay active. Working with organizations like AARP allows them to live active, healthy lives in Renton.”

Residents attending the celebration were able to use the equipment and received information about free upcoming classes.


RECREATION & NEIGHBORHOODS

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Spend a “Night Out” tonight

The first of our two “Night Out in the Neighborhood” events is tonight. Enjoy live entertainment and a movie at our parks.

Highlands Park and Neighborhood Center hosts “Tom & Jerry.” Then on August 13, enjoy "Raya and The Last Dragon" at Thomas Teasdale Park.
Renton Road Shows will kick off each evening at 7 p.m. with live music. The movie will follow at dusk.

Can’t make it? You can register to watch online. Go to rentonwa.gov/register. Put code 9916 for July 30 or 9917 for Aug. 6 into the search box.

 

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“Dog Days of Summer” wraps up with Yappy Hour benefit

This Sunday, from 12-4 p.m., Hyatt Regency at Lake Washington hosts Yappy Hour! on their dock. The Hyatt will donate $1 from every Tito’s drink purchased at Dock & Drink to the Seattle Humane Society during the event. You can also register your dog for Pooch Plunge and get information on pet licensing and animal recreation opportunities in the city.

Yappy Hour is the last of our four “Dog Days of Summer” events that celebrated the special relationship we have with our dogs. The events were enjoyed by pets and pet owners alike, and a successful pet food drive collected 450 pounds of food.


COMMUNITY

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Free health fair and vaccination clinic on Saturday

Public Health Seattle & King County will host a free Health Fair & Health Insurance Enrollment event this Saturday. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Renton Bible Church, 973 Union Ave. NE, 98059.

In addition to health insurance enrollment, the event will feature basic food applications, information on subsidized annual ORCA LIFT Cards, and the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Mammograms are also available by appointment only, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 800-756-5437 to make an appointment.

This is a walk-in event, and face masks or face coverings are required. They will be provided.

For more information, call King County CHAP at (800) 756-5437 or visit kingcounty.gov/outreach.

 

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Summer Meals program

Renton School District families can pick up free 7-day summer meal packs at sites throughout the district on Wednesdays.

Now–Aug. 18

  • 10:45-11:30 a.m.: Royal Hills Apartments

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Creston Point Apartments

  • 11:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m.: Stonebrook Apartments

  • 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Kennydale Elementary, Renton Park Elementary, Sartori Elementary, Dimmitt Middle School, McKnight Middle School, Renton High School

Aug. 4-11

  • 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Nelsen Middle School, Risdon Middle School, Hazen High School, Lindbergh High School, Talley High School

RENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

National Night Out graphic

Celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 3

Celebrate neighborhood unity, awareness, safety, and police-community partnerships during National Night Out with Renton Police Department at Renton Farmers Market on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Officers and staff will be available to answer your questions and concerns. In addition, there will be art activities and a prize wheel, where youngsters can spin to win prizes.

The department is also collecting new pairs of shoes in partnership with Communities In Schools of Renton-Tukwila. The shoes will be distributed to local students during their Back-to-School event in August.

 

Scam alert graphic

Police receive reports of email scam

Renton police have been receiving reports of an email scam that indicates the victim is guilty of speeding or running a red light. The email includes a link to view a video of the incident, pay the fine, or contest the violation. This official-looking email may even have convincing details, including street names, speed limits, and/or date and time of the violation.

The department wants to remind residents that any such violation notice is mailed to the vehicle's registered owner. No email is sent.

Please be vigilant and follow these simple rules:

  • Do not click links in an email from anyone you do not know.

  • If you receive a suspicious email, even from a company you know, hold your cursor over the recipient's email address. It may not read out as an address you recognize.

  • If you have any misgivings about an email, go to the official website or phone that person/company to verify the email.


REMEMBRANCE

Vietnam War Memorial Wall

Vietnam Veterans Memorial comes to Enumclaw

A half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be in Enumclaw from Thursday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 8. It will be open to the public around the clock.

The memorial will be located at the Sunrise/Southwood Elementary School soccer fields.

Saturday, Aug. 7, will feature a series of special events to celebrate National Purple Heart Day:

8 a.m. – Trumpet call to colors

10 a.m. – Special ceremony for National Purple Heart Day, dedicate the City of Enumclaw as a Purple Heart City

12 p.m. – Military flyover in missing man formation (tentative)

1 p.m. – Huey flyover and landing (tentative)

Sunset – Flag colors

10 p.m. – Taps


COVID-19

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Health officials recommend a return to face coverings in some indoor situations

Several local health officers have recommended wearing facial coverings in indoor public settings where vaccination status is unknown.

Public Health Seattle & King County is one of those making the recommendation. The health officers see wearing a mask as an effective and simple measure that people can take. This added layer of protection comes as rates of COVID-19 are increasing in the region and around the country.


SERVICES

Photo of the exterior of city hall

Limited services available at city hall

We’re continuing our limited in-person services at city hall.

Finance and police counters are open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Court Services are available Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The in-person permit counter is closed, but is available online.


CITY COUNCIL

Photo of the mayor and 2021 city council

July 19 meeting

There were no council meetings held on July 26.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renton City Council meets via Zoom. For information on viewing or participating in a council meeting, go to rentonwa.gov/council. Past meetings are available at rentonwa.gov/youtube.

The council will not meet at on Monday, Aug. 3. Committee of the Whole has been cancelled for that evening.


CALENDAR

Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m., Senior Meals. Free, drive-thru sack lunch pick up at Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N. Limited quantities.

Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sustainable Renton free drive-through grocery store at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 1700 Edmonds Ave. NE.

Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m., Renton Farmers MarketGateway Park, S. Third St. & Logan Ave. S. Through Sept. 28.

Tuesdays in July, 12:30–2 p.m., Emergency Feeding Program at Liberty Park. Weekly free lunch event for the unsheltered and residents with food insecurities. Along with ready-to-eat food and drinks, personal hygiene kits, socks, and cleaning supplies will be available.

Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Renton Live! online connection promoting business, nonprofits and activities within the greater Renton community. Find the weekly link on the Renton Live Facebook page.

Through July 30, Renton History Museum hosts Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer through July 30. The museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Daily, Library resources and events, ongoing. Filter by event, program, and location.

Renton Outdoors Coast & Forest presents an outdoor adventure in our own city parks this summer. On Sunday mornings, discover local feathered friends and other wildlife in Birding Education, Birding Social, or River Walks series. Monday evenings dabble in Journaling in Nature for your creative side. Register online and type “Renton Outdoors” in the search box for the full lineup.

Friday, July 30, 3-5 p.m., Skyway Resource Center at Campbell Hill Elementary. Free drive-through event held every other Friday providing access to resources. Find under "events" on the Renton Innovation Zone Partnership Facebook page.

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Saturday, July 31, 12-3 p.m., Art Festival at The Landing. The event will include chalk artists, interactive artists, kids chalk zone and live painting. Free.

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Saturday, July 31, 3-8 p.m. Black Love Market hosted by Elevate PR Management at Renton Chamber of Commerce (625 S. 4th St.). July kicks off this monthly market with a Family Picnic theme, including a BBQ contest, pie bake and cobbler contest. Black-owned businesses wanting to take part should email elev8prm@gmail.com. Future markets will be Sunday, Aug. 22, 2 -7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 25, 3- 8 p.m.


COVID-19 VACCINE

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Valley Medical Center

HealthPoint

  • Drive through testing and vaccination site (805 SW 10th St., 98057), offers drive-through access for the Pfizer vaccine.

  • Appointments for 12-16 year olds or new patients can be made by calling 866-893-5717.

  • Current patients over age 18 can use MyHealthPoint Portal to schedule an appointment.

Kaiser Permanente

  • To schedule by phone, call 1-877-832-9915, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Interpreters are available. Patients who are 16-17 years old must have a parent or guardian call to schedule their appointment.

Car-side vaccination in Auburn

Mass vaccination sites

Kent: The ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032

Auburn: 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Suite 1333, Auburn, WA 98001

  • Register for an appointment (available in English only)

  • Schedule via phone: If you need language interpretation or online help, the following hotlines are available. Please say your preferred language when connected:

  • WA State COVID-19 Assistance hotline: 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816 (then press #), 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (Monday), 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (Tuesday-Sunday)

  • King County COVID-19 Call Center: 206-477-3977, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • For telephone-to-text relay service, dial: 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384. For tactile interpretation, contact: http://seattledbsc.org/.

  • Walk-in vaccination (no appointment required) is also available Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., while supplies last.


Archives

2021 Newsletters

This Week in Renton

July 30, 2021

Cover of This Week in Renton for July 30, 2021FitLot opens at North Highlands

Night Out in the Neighborhood
Dog Days of Summer: “Yappy Hour”
Free health fair and vaccination clinic
Summer Meals
National Night Out
Police receive reports of scammers
Vietnam veterans memorial comes to Enumclaw
Health officials recommend face coverings
In-person services at city hall
City Council update
Calendar
COVID-19 vaccination finder

 

July 23, 2021

Cover image for This Week in Renton for July 23, 2021New police-focused laws

Video: Farmers Market
Photos: King County check presentations
Henry Moses registration starts Monday
Pet Food Drive / Dog Days
Fitlot Ribbon Cutting on July 29
PD Virtual Police Public Safety Academy
Music at the Piazza / RRD
Vaccine Clinic at Viet-Wah on July 24
Play Equity Coalition wants youth input
RRFA sees rise in connection thefts
Kickball registration
Limited in-person services at City Hall
City Council update
Calendar
Vaccine Finder

 

July 16, 2021

Photo of eh cover for the July 16, 2021 edition of This Week in RentonEasing back open

Photo: Police at Renton Farmers Market
2021 Tourism Promotional Grants
Henry Moses 2nd season registration
PD's Virtual Youth Public Safety Academy
National Night Out
Renton River Days update
Renton Farmers Market
Preparing for wildfires
August primary election
Metro survey
COVID-19 small business grants
Wine Walk a success
City Council update
Renton Outdoors
Dog days of summer
Calendar
Vaccine Finder

 

July 9, 2021

Photo of the cover of This Week in Renton for July 9, 2021New mini-pitch at Highlands Park

Photo: New basketball court at Thomas Teasdale Park
Limited in-person services at city hall
Senior Center honored by King County
City works to remove barriers to youth activities
Hate Has No Home Here signs
Wine Walk feature more than wine
Cedar River Coffee Crawl
Urban Forestry survey
Renton libraries to open by July 14
City Council update
Calendar
COVID-19 Vaccine

 

July 2, 2021

The cover of the July 2, 2021 edition of This Week in RentonFourth of July / Who decorates the Interface statues?

Video: Behind the scenes Henry Moses Aquatic Center
Photo: Roy Gunsolus retirement
Sale and use of fireworks prohibited in Renton
Renton Road Shows on July 4 weekend
Sounders to open Futsal court
Hot weather emergency response numbers
King County ends mask mandate
State COVID reopening
Limited in-person services at city hall starting July 6
Renton Farmers Market
July is National Parks & Rec Month
Renton Downtown Wine Walk
Popup event to serve homeless
Free summer meal program
Recreation Camps
Renton Outdoors
City Council update
Calendar

 

June 25

Cover of the June 25, 2021 This Week in RentonExtreme Heat Forecast

Photo: Walker's Subaru Donation to Renton Schools
July 4 Activities
Water Quality Report
Red, White & Bike
Summer Sports Camps
Downtown Wine Walk
Renton Farmers Market
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
Lifeguards at Coulon and Kennydale Beaches
Free Summer Lunch Program
Lunch Pop Up
Cascade Vista Baseball Sandlot Saturday
City Council update
Calendar
COVID-19 Vaccine

 

Cover for the June 22, 2021 Mayor's UpdateJune 22 - Mayor's Update

City and county combine for supportive housing

Mayor Pavone and county executive announce Renton hotel is part of Health Through Housing initiative

 

 

June 18

Image of the cover of This Week in Renton for June 18, 2021

Henry Moses Aquatic Center opens June 26

Photo: Jessica Giner swearing in ceremony
Juneteenth celebrations
City's "verified vaccination" program for employees
Urban Forestry Management Plan
Swim beaches to get lifeguards on June 28
Maplewood Golf Course online tee times
Red, White & Bike neighborhood celebrations
Summer recreation program registration
King County mask directive ends June 29
City Council update
Jobs: recreation
Free summer meal program
Popup event to serve homeless
Wine Walk
Plantasia!
Calendar
Vaccine Finder

 

June 11

Photo of the cover of This Week in Renton for June 11, 2021

Juneteenth 2021: “Raising from the ashes”

Video: Juneteenth celebrations from past years
Mark Santos-Johnson awarded WASA Community Leadership Award
Volunteers needed for parks projects
Walk-in COVID-19 clinic at Viet-Wah on Saturday
Lunch Pop-up to serve homeless
Plantasia! Is June 26 & 27
Proclamations: Pride Month/gun violence awareness day
"Back on Track" deadline looms
Jobs: recreation leaders
Renton Technical College Foundation raises $103,000
Summer recreation programs
Vaccine information
City Council update
Calendar

 

June 4

Photo of the cover of This Week in Renton for June 4, 2021

Farmers Market opens 20th season

Video: Cortona Building wins state award
Farmers Market
Pride Flag raised
Memorial Day
Black Lives Matter Artwalk
Hate Has No Home Here
Cascade RISE grants
Liberty Park construction
Park projects
Secure Your Load Day
State's new tolling system
Update on mask directives for businesses
Vaccine finder
City Council
Blood Drive
Adult volleyball league
Basketball camps
Calendar

 

May 28

Photo of the cover of This Week in Renton for May 28, 2021

Memorial Day 2021

Videos: Memorial Day and Farmers Market
Renton Road Shows: Memorial Day music
Farmers Market opens on June 1
BLM Artwork on May 29
Raising the Pride Flag on June 2
Willowcrest Townhomes
Recycling Day
Grilling safety tips
Adopt a Little Free Library
REACH Renton is on the move
Renton School District Transportation
Metro: free youth ORCA Cards
Metro: Transit Go Ticket app
Museum: Wildlife Photography of Keri Greer
Drip Irrigation Class
Vaccine Finder
City Council Update
Recreation Activities
Music in secondary schools
Calendar

 

May 21

Cover of the May 21, 2021 edition of This Week in Renton

Public Works Week: Saluting Abdoul Gafour for 41 years of service

Video: "Ask Renton PD"
Photo: Snow Plow
CommUNITY Conversations
Renton's vibrant craft brew & BBQ scene
Now hiring lifeguards
Memorial Day 2021
Renton Farmers Market
BloodworksNW Donation
Register now for kindergarten
COVID-19 Vaccine locations
COVID-19 rental assistance program
Skyway Resource Center
Public Health issues mask directive
City Council update
Events & Activities
Calendar

 

May 14

Cover image for This Week in Renton for May 14, 2021

Hate Has No Home Here

Video: Saluting to our sister city of Nishiwaki, Japan
Photos: Clock Tower move; Mariner Moose visits Senior Center
Business Plan updated to reflect community needs
State moving towards June 30 opening
Renton to receive $18.1m in American Rescue Plan
May is Bicycle Safety Month
Volunteers needed for park projects
Kennydale Beach Park to close next week
Museum passes fundraising goal; there's still time to donate
Arts commission seeks artists for monument project
Chalk Your Walk has a great 2021
Wednesday Walk-In Vaccination Clinics
Kaiser Permanente vaccination appointments
Car-side vaccinations in Auburn
Getting vaccinated in King County
City Council update
Events & Activities
Calendar

 

May 7

Cover of the May 7, 2021 edition of This Week in Renton

Construction update

Photo: Chalk Your Walk
BLM artwork to be made into postcards
Apply for RRFA Citizen Advisory Panel
Metal and Styrofoam collection on May 15
Blood needed
City Council update
Governor announces two-week phase pause
COVID-19 business grants available
Vaccine supply increases
Farmers Market 2021
Beyond the Stage: "Key to Change"
Kindness Crawl 2021
Renton Career Fair
Summer Day Camps
Skyway Resource Center
Calendar

 

April 30

Cover of This Week in Renton for April 30, 2021

Arbor Day 2021

Video: Arbor Day 2019
Photos: Shredathon & Volunteer Appreciation

Chalk Your Walk chalk pickup starts today
Councilmember Benedetti earns Certificate of Municipal Leadership
First Recycling Event is May 15
Police & Fire host virtual scout night
A look at Sunset Park’s water mister
PRADU program launched; what you missed
Renton Virtual Career Fair is May 19
Metro Rapid I Line update
Four news COVID-19 grants available
Vaccine appointments available in South King County
Restaurant PPE Mask Popup event on May 4
City Council update
Calendar

 

April 23

Cover of This Week in Renton for April 23, 2021

Renton PD Safe Place

Video: Chalk Your Walk
Photo: Hazen High Key Club
Tentative Schedule for opening facilities & events
Shred-a-thon
Accessory Dwelling Unit open house
Erasmus celebration
The future of regional transportation
Celebrate Children's Day
Recreation has openings
Virtual Talk: "Food Security"
"Keep Moving" low -impact fitness class
Small Space Food Gardening
Recycle Event
COVID-19
Council
Calendar

 

April 16

Image of the cover of This Week in Renton for April 16, 2021

Accessory Dwelling Unit program

Photo: Erasmus "Hatch Day" Celebration
DEI: The Impact of Prejudgment and Bias
Take the Earth Day Challenge
Supporting our 911 operators
Shred-a-thon is April 24
Blood Drive
Park Spotlight: Gene Coulon Park
Get outside and enjoy Renton's parks and trails
Parks and trails update
Reuniting lost pets with their owners
Cedar Hills Landfill community meeting
Metro Transit
COVID-19 resources
City Council update
Calendar

 

April 12

Cover of the April 12, 2021 Edition of This Week in Renton

Volunteers make Renton shine!

Video: The making of the "Cows in the Forest" mural
Photo: Cherry Blossoms at City Hall
Jessica Giner named to bench
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Police debut Hearing Assistance Card
Wells/Williams Update (intersection work)
Erasmus' "Hatch Day"
Metro's East Link Connections survey
Metro Mobility project wins award
COVID-19
Beyond the Stage
Events & Activities
City Council
Calendar

 

April 2

Photo of the cover of This Week in Renton Judge Terry Jurado retires after 22 distinguished years on the bench

Video: April is Distracted Driving Month
Photo: Matthew Nugent receives RPD life-saving award
Back on Track
"Compost Days" provides gardening help
SBA triples maximum economic disaster loans
Available Small Business Grants
Paycheck Protection Program extended
Popup blood centers
Eviction moratorium extended
Classroom social distancing decreased to 3 feet
Vaccine to be available to all on April 15
County Executive proposed $600m budget
Recycle Days set
Events
Council
Calendar

 

March 26

Photo of the cover of This week in Renton for March 26, 2021Inclusion Tactical Plan

Video & Photo: National Day of Action & Healing / Anti-AAPI hate press conference
Water and Utility Tax
DUIP update
Ready for Business Fund grant
Working Washington Small Business Grants
Poison Prevention Week
April & May Recreation Activities
PopUp Blood Donation Centers
Celebrate Erasmus' 3rd Anniversary
425 Magazine Profiles Renton Art
Renton 13th most diverse city COVID-19
Council
Calendar

March 19 - Mayor's Update: Investing in our community

March 12

Coer of the newsletterCity teams with ANEW to help diversify workforce

Photo: Ribbon Cuttings
CommUNITY Conversations
History Museum reopens/Women's History Month
Downtown Park n Play
2021 Arts Grants
Stormwater Management Plan
Renton Police are hiring
Metro route changes
US News Ranks Washington #1
COVID-19
Farmers to Families food drive
Events
Council update
Calendar

March 5

Photo of the cover of the March 5, 2021 edition of This Week in RentonCover: Mobile Vaccination Unit
Video: "Celebrating Black Excellence"
Photo: Renton Schools are open
Small Business Support
April 13 is Small Business Day
Renton Roadshows debuts
Sustainable Renton buys refrigerated truck
Vaccine Update
State to Stay in Phase 2
Take Metro to your vaccination appointment
Events & Activities
City Council
Calendar

February 25

Photo of the cover of This Week in Renton for February 25, 2021Cover: HB 1590
Video: "Ask Renton PD"
Photo: Flags at Half Staff (COVID)
Hate Speech Statement
City and RAAP celebrate Black excellence
VisitRenton App
Bloodworks NW
VETS ENGAGED offers mini grants
Metro offers free and reduced fares
Metro Route to Recovery Survey
City Council
RIZP resource event
Calendar

 

February 19

Cover for the February 19, 2021 edition of This Week in RentonCommunity Courts

Video: Public Works Snow Response
Photo: SNP Climbing Structure
Officers honored for life-saving response
City and RAAP celebrate Black excellence
City loses two outstanding community members
Severe weather shelter opened
Water utility seeks customer input
Arts Commission grants available
Age-Friendly Renton
COVID-19
Calendar

 

February 12

This Week in Renton coverBlack History Month Celebrations

Video: Past Black History Month Celebrations
Photo: Lion Dance
Wells/Williams reaches milestone
PW Ready for snow
Renton Regional Community Foundation grant
Downtown Renton in a Box
Metro Survey
COVID-19
Calendar

 

Mayor's Weekly Newsletter

February 9

Housing Assistance Program
New Renton Regional Fire Authority Chief Steve Heitman
Councilmember Ruth Pérez named governance board chair
This Week in Renton

January 28

Sunset Neighborhood Park Phase II opens
HealthPoint's 50th anniversary
Senior Blanket Drive

January 21

Equity and Inclusion - building on our promise
Free grocery "stores" continue to help
"Get to Know Your Customers Day"
The weather is always in focus

January 14

Economic Development continues to move Renton forward in 2021
January is Mentoring Month in Renton
Free grocery giveaway on Friday

January 8

News Year's Message
Work to start on the extension of Park Avenue North
International pageant brings recognition to Renton
Governor announces "Healthy Washington-Roadmap to Recovery"

2020 Newsletters

Weekly Newsletter

December 22

Mayor Pavone shares his 2020 holiday message. The mayor is joined by members of the Mayor’s Inclusion Task Force who offer their own holiday greetings in their native languages.

Task Force members appearing include Violet Aesquivel, Dr. Kevin McCarthy, present of Renton Technical College, Kevin Poole, representing Renton’s LGBTQ+ community, Preeti Shridhar, Duc Tran, Rolly Polintan, Monique Taylor Swan, Vasudha Sharma, Rev. Dr. Linda Smith, Rupinder Kaur, and Benita Horn.

December 17

Sunset Neighborhood Park ribbon cutting
"Shop with a cop"
City Council passes emergency ordinance
King County donates $25,000; will go to human services

December 11

District & School Board Leadership meet
Housing Action Plan studies housing needs
"Shop with a cop" is Friday
New parking/shopping options downtown
Amazon donates PPE
Mental Health Awareness Month

December 4

"Make yourself at home for the holidays"
Downtown construction project update
CARES funding benefits 225 Renton businesses
Washington Small Business grants available
Thanksgiving tradition continues
VanValey new CAO; Schuldt new chief of police

November 20

Shop local this holiday season
FAA allows 737 MAX to return to operation
Senior Center receives an additional $115,000
Council elects Corman and McIrvin president & president pro-tem for 2021
City makes COVID-related changes to holiday events
Governor caps third-party delivery fees

November 13

Support our small businesses
Public Works Winter Weather Preparations
Census self-response rate climbs to 75.1%
Budget for 2021 and 2022 approved

November 6

"Age-Friendly City" outreach
"Unity in Hope" multicultural festival
Veterans Day
Upthegrove opposes Renton site for county facility

October 30

Sunset Neighborhood Center ribbon cutting
Fire Chief Rick Marshall retires
Councilmember O'Halloran earns certificate of municipal leadership
Renton Housing Authority has CARES Act funding
"Age-Friendly City" community survey online
Sustainable Rentron needs our help
Economic Development presents "Back in the Game"

October 23

Renton earns "Age-Friendly" city status
Tourism Grants now being accepted
Eastside cities virtual job fair on Oct. 29
County establishes eviction prevention & rent assistance
State accepting applications for COVID-19 immigrant relief fund

October 16

City continues support of small businesses
This week is Affordable Housing Week
Virtual Multicultural Festival in Nov. 7 and 8
General Election ballots are in the mail

October 9

Renton allocates over $900,000 in COVID-19 human services funding
HealthPoint Clinic comes to Sunset Neighborhood
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Our Renton TV Debuts
Governor updates Safe Start reopening plan

October 2

Proposed 2021 and 2022 budgets presented to city council
Farmers Market ends successful 2020 season
PSE contest will benefit small businesses
Proposed county budget includes Renton RapidRide

September 25

Support our small businesses
Draft EIS for landfill support services center open
Kaiser Permanente donated $5,000 for SNAP at Farmer Market
REACH Renton celebrates 50 years in Renton
Chamber-sponsored COVID-19 funding

September 18

Community police survey
Making Renton accessible to all
Concealed pistol permits
Election Day is November 3; register to vote
Census 2020 - time is running out
Closing King County's technology divide
Chamber-sponsored COVID-19 funding

September 11
Honoring the victims of 9/11 on Patriot Day
Sustainable Renton's Free Grocery Store
One-day drive benefits food banks
ALERT Renton provides emergency updates
Business Plan for 2021-2026 adopted
City receives $100,000 flood control grant from county

September 4

This Labor Day is so different
Budget: City's financial health has improved slightly
Plans unveiled for former city hall property
Mayor's census challenge
Free COVID-19 testing site in Renton
Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meal Program

August 28

Kennydale reservoir construction is complete and scheduled to go online in spring of 2021
City's concern over county facility siting in Highlands
Chamber distributing PPEs

August 21

National Senior Citizen Day
Information System Update
Renton Census Countdown Day 2020

August 14

Renton Census Countdown Day
CARES funding for small businesses
Seniors receive donated face shields
Renton Regional Community Foundation

August 7

City to distribute over $900,000 in COVID-related funds
Food banks and shelters serving more
City gives away 25,000 masks; county mask event on August 11
Women's right to Vote Centennial Anniversary Day
Teleworking will continue

July 31

Census return rate tops 70%
Police launch community survey
K9 Zev remembered
Parade of Positivity

July 24

Primary Election
RAAP Meeting
Communities In Schools

July 17

Emergency ordinance expands outdoor business space
City Hall reopening plan unveiled
Projects will provide affordable housing
Renton leads all South King County cities in Census 2020 self-response rate
Pop-up blood drives collect 144 units

July 10

CARES Act funding for small businesses
Police Chief briefs council
K9 Zev passes away
Parks & Rec Month proclamation

July 2

Small business grants available from CARES Act
Mayor's July 4 message
Police Chief's July 4 message
Red Lion Free mask distribution
Blood donations needed

June 26

Coulon Park and Fourth of July
First CARES Act funds to be distributed
Face coverings mandated by governor

June 19

Juneteenth
"Philly Flag"
"Open for Business" Banners; Business resources
Free COVID-19 Testing a success
2020 Census Numbers
COVID-19 Relief Concert
Pop up Blood Drives

June 11

RAAP works to make Renton an informed & inclusive community
Praise for police officers Sangder and Thielman
COVOD-19 testing site open Saturday
Pop up blood drives coming to Renton
Farmers Market returns

COVID-19 Updates

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May 29
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Weekly Newsletters

March 12
March 6

February 29 (update)
February 28
February 21
February 14
February 6

January 30
January 23
January 16
January 9

Mayor's Newsletter wins National NAGC Award

NAGC national first place award

The Mayor's Newsletter has been awarded a 2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award for First Place for External Newsletters by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC).

The committee looked at submissions from all over the country and judged them on purpose, goals, objectives, target audience, and special factors.

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