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2024 Newsletters

This Week in Renton / Mayor's Update 

June 5 - This Week in Renton

2024 Water Quality report now available

Cover for June 5 edition for This Week in RentonNothing could be more important than the quality of our local water supply. The recently released Renton Water Quality Report for 2023/2024 offers valuable insights into the city's drinking water quality and safety, along with a look into how deeply Renton is committed to proactively staying ahead of emerging contaminants.

Renton Community Center's third Community Celebration
Pride flag raising at Renton City Hall
Final rules implemented for Renton Municipal Code 5.28 on Labor Standards
Help shape Renton 2025-2026 city budget

 

May 29 - This Week in Renton

2024 summer volunteer opportunities 

Cover of May 29 edition of This Week in RentonMake this the summer of volunteerism and start your journey to building a stronger and better Renton together by unleashing the incredible power of volunteering.

Join RDP Community Safety Forum
Attention Renton landlords and property managers: Register Renton rentals
Shape the city budget for 2025-2026
Renton Small Business Empowerment Think Tank Series: City Center Edition

 

 

May 22 - This Week in Renton

Celebrating National Public Works Week

Cover of May 22 edition of This Week in RentonMay is a special month to celebrate the exceptional work and vital services the City of Renton's Public Works Department provides. Rain or shine, the dedicated team of over 200 men and women tirelessly upholds the city's infrastructure and enhances the quality of life for residents.

Virtual open house for information on House Bill 1110/middle housing
Renton Farmers Market opening day June 4
Memorial Day annual celebration and observance

 

 

May 15 - This Week in Renton

Honor and remember those who have served during Renton's annual Memorial Day celebration

Cover of May 15 edition of This Week in RentonJoin Frank R. Vaise VFW Post #1263, Fred Hancock American Legion Post #19, and the City of Renton at the annual Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 27, from 1-2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

Recognizing the importance of water safety and Public Works
9th annual Career Fair

 

 

May 8 - This Week in Renton

Empowering Renton businesses through personalized recycling and waste reduction outreach

Cover for May 8, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonThe city's Public Works Department will launch a waste reduction assistance project to help businesses prepare for these organics' separation requirements and reduce the amount of recyclable and compostable materials in landfills.

Initiative 23-02 rules and procedures for public review
Celebrating Clerks Week
First recycling event of 2024
STREAM Team meets the Urban Forestry Division

 

 

May 1 - This Week in Renton

Help influence renovations at Earlington Park

Cover for May 1, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonThe city is initiating plans to renovate and enhance Earlington Park, and resident input will help influence park plans that best fit the community's needs.

Renton Police Department hosts successful annual Shred-A-Thon & Drug Take Back event
Free Spring Gardening Classes
C.A.R.E. annual plant sale and support wetland restoration at Cemetery Pond
2024 Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program applications are open

 

 

April 25 - This Week in Renton

The summer edition of Let's Go, Renton! Recreation Guide is now out

Cover for April 25, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonRenton Parks and Recreation is ready to offer exciting activities and programming from May through August. There's something for everyone to enjoy and stay active this spring and summer.

Renton River Days Drone show to replace the annual Fourth of July fireworks
Introducing Watershed Apartments
Celebrating Arbor Day Earth Day event & first Renton Community Celebration
National Volunteer Month
Shred-A-Thon & Prescription Drug Take Back
Join Mid Sound's Community Action Training School 
Rentonwa.gov gets an upgrade – input needed!

 

April 17 - This Week in Renton

Cover for April 17, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonPlay a part in the 2024 Renton River Days festival

Renton River Days is a beloved and community-inspired festival that unites the diverse and ever-growing residents of Renton, with over 25,000+ attendees in 2023. The City of Renton is happy to announce that this year's festival will take place on July 26, 27, and 28.

Celebrating Arbor Day / Earth Day in Renton
Summer Recreation Guide out soon; Registration now open

 

April 10 - This Week in Renton

Participate in the civic process and join a Board, Committee, or Commission

Cover for April 10, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonThe city greatly values input and collaboration from residents on expanding projects, plans, and policies. One significant way to get involved is by joining one of the city's boards, commissions, or committees.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
First Community Celebration of the year; Theme is Sustainability
Join the Renton Farmers Market team
2024 Comprehensive Plan
Spring 2024 CERT classes begin next week
Renton Library Resource Day

 

 

April 3 - This Week in Renton

5th annual landing for Renton's Rooftop Dragon celebration

Cover for April 3, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonTo commemorate Erasmus's landing, the city, Renton Downtown Partnership, and Renton Arts Commission will celebrate with several events throughout April.

Eco-friendly opportunities for spring cleaning and waste disposal for residents
Human Services Funding Collaborative applications due April 8

 

 

March 29 - This Week in Renton

Mayor Pavone delivers annual State of the City address

Cover for March 29, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonMayor Armondo Pavone held his second annual State of the City on March 21 at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. Mayor Pavone reflected on the past year's accomplishments throughout various city departments and looked into future initiatives and projects planned for 2024 and beyond.

Renton named Arbor Day Foundation 2023 Tree City USA for the 16th consecutive year
Take part in the King County Consortium 2025-2029 Consolidated Plan survey
Surface water construction extended through April

 

March 20 - This Week in Renton

Register for Spring 2024 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes

Cover for March 20, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonCERT teaches how to prepare for and respond to disasters. Topics include personal preparedness, first aid, fire suppression, search and rescue, terrorism, and team organization.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Renton proclamation celebrated
State of the City 2024 on March 21
Grand opening of the Black River Cultural Arts Center
City’s Finance Department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Renton Police Youth Academy returns

 

 

March 13 - This Week in Renton

House Bill 1110: Statewide legislation to address housing need

Cover for the March 13, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonIn March 2023, the Washington State Department of Commerce released a statewide housing needs report stating that, by 2044, Washington will need more than 1 million additional housing units to accommodate projected population growth. To address the need, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 1110

Important updates for Renton employers and employees per Initiative 23-02
Feedback needed on the Stormwater Management Program Plan by March 17
State of the City 2024 is on March 21
First Festival of Color at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
Renton Downtown Partnership’s second annual Main Street Pitch Competition kicks off this month

 

March 6 - This Week in Renton

Parks and Recreation now hiring for 2024 seasonal positions

Cover for the March 6, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonWith spring and summer approaching, the city's Parks and Recreation Department is hiring for part-time seasonal positions at various city facilities and parks.

Applications open for 2025-2026 Human Services Funding Collaborative GrantRenton Small Business Empowerment Think Tank Series: Highlands Neighborhood edition
Russian and Somali languages now available for King County Elections voter ballots

 

 

February 28 - This Week in Renton

New neighborhood park plans begin in Northeast Renton

Cover for the February 28, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonThe city’s Parks Planning and Natural Resources Division is developing a master plan for a new neighborhood park in Renton’s East Plateau area. Tucked between the May Creek Greenway and Duvall Avenue NE, this new park will span approximately 18.5 acres, addressing a critical need in this part of the city.

Celebrating Black History Month in Renton
Businesses and residents can help solve crime by submitting camera surveillance footage
Vendor applications now open for the 2024 Renton Farmers Market season
Startup & Small Business Coworking event

 

 

February 21- This Week in Renton

Save the Date: State of the City 2024

Cover for the February 21, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonWe invite residents to join Mayor Armondo Pavone as he presents his 2024 State of the City address on Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, located at 400 South 2nd St. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. with light refreshments served.

How should Renton look in 20 years? Participate in the city’s Comprehensive Plan
Take a hike with Renton recreation

 

 

 

February 14 - This Week in Renton

Happy Lunar New Year

Cover for the February 14, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonThe city celebrated Lunar New Year with a reception, lion dance, and proclamation. 2024 is the Year of the Dragon.

Openings available for Renton Municipal Arts Commission and Senior Advisory Board
Help shape the surrounding area of the future South Renton Transit Center
2024 Main Street Pitch Competition

 

 

 

February 7 - This Week in Renton

Black History Month: Celebrating African Americans and the Arts

Cover for the February 7, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonThis year’s Black History Month theme is “African Americans and the Arts,” as selected by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

This theme recognizes and celebrates the significant contributions of African Americans to various art forms, from visual and performing arts to literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, and culinary arts.

 

 

 

January 31 - This Week in Renton

Be Prepared: Register for the Renton Emergency Preparedness Academy (REPA)

Cover for the January 31, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonEmergencies can strike unexpectedly and impact anyone. Gain the skills and get prepared by registering for the Renton Emergency Preparedness Academy (REPA), organized by the city's Emergency Management Division.

Renton Parks and Recreation and Washington Alliance for Better Schools partner to provide career tour for Renton students
Last chance! Apply by February 2 for the Renton Arts & Culture Grant
Surface Water project on Aberdeen Avenue NE continues through February

 

 

January 24 - This Week in Renton

Participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update

Cover for the January 24, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonThe city is updating its Comprehensive Plan, which will set the goals and policies for its growth and development over the next ten years. This plan guides decision-making on various important topics - housing, land use, parks, economic development, and transportation.

Reception held as Renton received its tenth and eleventh Governor’s Smart Communities Awards
Renton Responds has enhanced responsiveness and improved customer satisfaction
Renton Arts & Culture Grant due February 2

 

January 17 - This Week in Renton

2025-2026 Renton Human Services Funding application opens in March

Cover for the January 17, 2024 edition of This Week in RentonThe City of Renton collaborates with 15 other cities in a joint application process for allocating human services funding, known as the Human Services Funding Collaborative (HSFC)

Don Persson Renton Senior Center closed due to water leak
Pongal event location moved to Renton Community Center
2024 LTAC funds allocated

 

January 11 - This Week in Renton

Renton's ShiftGreen Program returns in 2024

This Week in Renton January 11 editionAfter a successful pilot, Renton's ShiftGreen Program continues in the new year to offer residents a way to recycle used oil filters and motor oil for free at AutoZone and O'Reilly stores in Renton

Severe Weather tools and resources
Ceremonial swearing in's
2024 Renton Farmers Market sponsor applications
Williams Ave S Streetscapes Project halfway to completion
2024 new events: Paint N' Pour & Pongal

 

January 4 - This Week in Renton

Welcome to 2024 Renton!

This Week in Renton January 4 editionHere in Renton, we’re gearing up for new legislation and familiar faces returning to leadership in 2024

2024 Polar Bear Plunge at HMAC
Winter Lights survey
Arts & Culture Grants Q&A open house
Renton's Annex to Hazard Mitigation Plan































2023 Newsletters

This Week in Renton / Mayor's Update 

December 27, 2023 - This Week in Renton

No edition

 

December 20, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Happy Holidays from Mayor Armondo Pavone 

Cover for the December 20 edition of This Week in Renton"This holiday season is a great time to reflect on the past year and appreciate our community.

Thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve as your Mayor for another four years, and I hope you and your family find time to enjoy our holiday events here in Renton.

On behalf of all of us here at the City of Renton, I’d like to wish you and your loved ones a joyful holiday season and a wonderful year ahead.”

Polar Bear Plunge
Let's Go Renton! Recreation Guide registration
Public feedback opportunity: Renton's Annex Hazard Mitigation Plan
Republic Services Holiday Collections

 

December 14, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Let’s Go Renton! Recreation Guide available online

Cover for the December 14, 2023 edition of This Week in RentonThe start of a new year offers exciting opportunities to get involved in the many events and programs available through the city's Recreation Division.

2023 Battle of the Badges winners
Renton Farmers Market: 2023 Year in Review
Councilmember Prince elected as Renton City Council President
Renton Small Business Empowerment Think Tank: Benson Hill neighborhood

 

 

December 6, 2023 - This Week in Renton

2023 Community Survey results are in

Cover for the December 6, 2023 edition of This Week in RentonThe results from the 2023 Community Survey will play an active role in helping the city plan for the future and ways to best serve Renton residents.

Philip Arnold Park is now open
Shop with a Cop back in-person
Renton Library Resource Day
Renton Arts & Culture Master Plan
Renton Municipal Airport's Santa mailbox

 

 

 

November 29, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Holiday magic begins Friday with Holiday Lights Opening Night

Cover for the November 29, 2023 edition of This Week in RentonEmbrace the spirit of the festive season by joining the city for the enchanting opening night of Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park’s Holiday Lights on Friday, December 1.

City awarded two Governor’s Smart Community Awards
Lind Avenue Bridge rebuild begins with closures starting next week
Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline donates the largest drum to Renton History Museum

 

 

November 22, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Celebrating Renton small businesses this Small Business Saturday

Cover for the November 22, 2023 edition of This Week in RentonSmall businesses are the backbone of Renton’s economy. To help celebrate small businesses, the city interviewed seven Renton businesses and non-profits downtown and at The Landing.

Battle of the Badges
Temporary construction suspension on Downtown Streetscapes Project
KCFCA Diversity & Recruitment Workshop
Renton Recreation’s Elf Academy and Santa letters
Progress made on Lind Ave Bridge Project

 

 

November 15, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Giving Trees are back in time for the holidays

Cover for the November 15, 2023 edition of This Week in RentonThe city's Giving Tree initiative plays a vital role in assisting Renton families in need during the holiday season. There are two ways to contribute and make a difference: Gift Giving and Gift of Play

KCSARC Mary Ellen Stone Proclamation
Urban Forestry Division tree planting program
Clean Economy Strategy 2.0 plan adopted
Renton Downtown Partnership: Wine Walk, Pop-Up Market, and Tree Lighting
Holiday Bazaar starts Friday

 

 

November 8, 2023 - This  Week in Renton

Thank You Veterans

Cover for the November 8, 2023 edition of This Week in RentonVeterans Day is observed on November 11 to honor and thank all military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. One way to honor those who have served is with an engraved tile plaque at Veterans Memorial Park.

Veterans Day Dance
Sunset Terrace ribbon cutting
Holiday Bazaar 2023
Maplewood Golf Course launched new PGA Jr. Program

 

 

November 1, 2023 - This Week in Renton

The Season of Giving and Sharing

Cover for the November 1, 2023 edition of This Week in RentonNovember is a time to gather, share thanks, and support the community. Now, through the end of the year, the city will host several seasonal events and opportunities to give back to the community

Lind Avenue Bridge repairs continue
Arts & Culture Open House
Honoring Veterans
Renton Library Resource Day

 

 

October 25, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Lind Ave Bridge repairs begin

Cover for the October 25, 2023 edition of This Week in RentonWSDOT will begin overnight preparations on the damaged I-405 Lind Avenue overpass starting Monday, October 30 through Thursday, November 2, weather permitting

Wetland work party at Cemetery Pond
Renton Recreation guided hikes and ecology tours
Cedar River Salmon Journey
Renton Regional Fire Authority's last open house
Annual Eastside Virtual Job Fair

 

 

October 18, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Renton’s annual Truck or Treat Halloween Drive Thru

Cover for the October 18, 2023 edition of This Week in RentonSpooky, sweet, with all the treats. Join city staff at Renton Community Center for the city's annual Truck or Treat Halloween Drive Thru this upcoming Friday, October 20

Annual Eastside Virtual Job Fair
2024 Tourism Promotion Grant applications due October 20
International ShakeOut Day is October 19
Renton Recreation Guided hike program
I-405 closures to repair Lind Ave Bridge
RRFA October open houses
Sound Transit seeks public input on Sounder operating hours

 

 

October 11, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Collaborate with the city for a better Renton

The city strives to provide residents with the bestCover for the October 11, 2023 edition of This Week in Renton possible service. In order to keep Renton a great place to work, play, and live, residents can help with things like litter pick up, clearing leaves from storm drains, & more

Mooncake Festival & Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in Renton
Philip Arnold Park close to reopening
Arts & Culture Grant applications due Friday
Tiffany Park court upgrades

 

 

October 4, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Downtown Streetscapes Improvement Project construction starts this month

Construction will occur at the 200 block ofCover for the October 4, 2023 edition of This Week in Renton Williams Ave S. These streetscape improvements aim to enhance the vibrancy and attractiveness of the downtown area while ensuring the safety and comfort of pedestrians and motorists

CES 2.0 Plan public comment closed
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Renton
Public Works starts their winter prep
Arts & Culture Grants due October 13

 

 

September 27, 2023 - This Week in Renton

A packed Friday in Renton: Age-Friendly Senior Resource Expo and Mooncake Festival

First, join staff and over 35 vendors at the DonCover for the September 27, 2023 edition of This Week in Renton Persson Renton Senior Activity Center at Renton’s annual Age-Friendly Senior 50+ Resource Expo. Later that night, celebrate the fall harvest and full moon at the city's first Mooncake Festival on Friday, September 29, from 5-7 p.m. at Renton Community Center

Ready in Renton proclamation
SAND Academy
Winter prep starts next week
Seattle Public Utilities voluntary water conservation effort
King County Human Service Funding Collaborative information sessions
CES 2.0

 

September 20, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Clean Economy Strategy 2.0 Plan availableCover story for September 203 edition of This Week in Renton for public feedback

Community stakeholders can share thoughts and feedback on Renton’s proactive plan to address climate change

Two ways to get involved in the arts & culture scene in Renton
Renton Farmers Market last day is Sept. 26
The city's first Mooncake Festival is next week
Renton's annual senior expo is next week 

 

September 13, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Traffic calming techniques

Cover for the September 13 , 2023 edition of This Week in RentonNew speed cushions will be installed on Monday, September 18 between Houser Way N and Burnett Ave N on Lake Washington Blvd N.

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee grants now open
SoundTransit hosts in-person pop-up for South Renton Transit Center design
Day of Service 2023
Superhero 5K registration
New park signage
Welcoming Week 2023

 

September 6, 2023 - This Week in Renton

September is Ready in Renton MonthSeptember is Ready in Renton

Renton is susceptible to various degrees of natural emergencies, including earthquakes, flooding, snow, and extreme heat. Ready in Renton Month is the ideal time to prepare for upcoming severe weather.

Renton teens are invited to participate in the SAND Academy pilot program
Second round of WSDOT I-405 closures starts Friday
Grand re-opening of Kiwanis Park
'Welcome to Renton, Home of the Seahawks' sign refurbished
Last recycling event this weekend
Welcoming Week starts September 8

 

August 30, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Trestle Bridge at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park now open

The much-loved pedestrian trail and connectionTrestle Bridge now open within the park now offers a new ADA-accessible clear-span steel bridge and light-penetrating decking.

Welcoming Week in Renton starts next month
Last summer concert is canceled due to forecasted weather
Attend the grand re-opening of Kiwanis Park
Two delicious & entertaining events in downtown Renton
Final days at Henry Moses Aquatic Center

 

August 23, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Fall Let's Go Renton! Recreation Guide now available 

Explore all classes, afterschool programs, sports,Cover for the August 23, 2023 edition of This Week in Renton and events from September through December offered by the Renton Parks and Recreation Department.

Limited openings for Pooch Plunge 2023
Renton Farmers Market Kid's Passport Program
Downtown Renton events on September 1
Day of Service volunteers needed

 

 

August 16, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Plan ahead: WSDOT closures on I-405 start this Friday

Starting Friday, August 18, from 10 p.m. throughCover for the August 16, 2023 edition of This Week in Renton Monday, August 21, 5 a.m., all northbound and southbound lanes on I-405 will be closed between Sunset Boulevard Northeast and Coal Creek Parkway.

Stage 2 Burn Ban in effect across King County
Boeing invests in math program with donation to the Renton Schools Foundation
Join the Renton Municipal Arts Commission
South King Housing and Homelessness Partners’ Housing Capital Fund
Communities In Schools Renton-Tukwila Back-To-School Block Party this weekend
Participate in community feedback opportunities

 

August 9, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Communities In Schools Renton-TukwilaCover for the August 9, 2023 edition of This Week in Renton (CISR-T) provides back-to-school essentials 

Get ready for school through CISR-T Backpack Drive and Back-To-School Block Party

Coulon Park North Water Walk & Kiwanis Park projects completed
Celebrate Farmers' Market Week
Councilmember McIrvin earns Certificate of Municipal Leadership
Fall CERT class registration now open

 

August 2, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Liberty Park gets vibrant makeover with addition of door decal


14 door decals at Liberty Park city building now feature vibrant sea life and local wildlife from the PNW while preventing graffiti.

Renton School District's newest elementary school this fall
Introducing La Fortuna, Renton's newest affordable housing project
National Night Out & Neighborhood BBQs
Upcoming Renton Airport closures for Seafair
Cruz the Loop postponed
Renton Downtown Historic Walking Tours

 

July 26, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Comprehensive Walkway Plan

Help make Renton more walkable!


Provide input on the Comprehensive Walkway Plan to create a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly city.

Renton River Days 2023 recap
Coulon swim beach is back open
Parks & Rec secure funding for two projects in 2024
Renton's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 
Stay prepared and informed during wildfire season
Protect pets with free microchipping
National Night Out
Cruz the Loop

 

July 19, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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River Days Grand Marshal is Robin Gregoris

Thank you Renton River

Days Parade Grand Marshal Robin Gregoris for 30+ years of volunteerism.

The ultimate guide to Renton River Days
Renton's population increases
Shape the future: Resident views matter in creating a resilient, livable, and accessible Renton
Recognizing Disability Pride Month and Renton School District National PTA Reflections Art Program winners
Text-to-911 now available in Washington State
Tee up for a great cause: Join the Ed McCaffery & Gordy Neilson Memorial Golf Tournament

 

July 12, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Thank you Renton River sponsors 

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Thank you to our Renton River Days sponsors for their generous contributions of time, money, and support. 

Stay and Play in Renton
Solera tops out
Celebrating Parks and Recreation Month
Coulon swim beach closed due to bacteria
Bronson Bridge now open
Last Neighborhood BBQ
Lind Ave replacement dates
Your chance to give the city feedback
Events & Activities
News


July 5, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Renton River Days Parade

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Be part of a favorite Renton River Days tradition, the parade on Saturday. The city seeks family-friendly groups to take part and create long-lasting memories. The parade is sponsored by Brotherton Cadillac.

New garbage cans improve public cleanliness
Free lunches for children–all summer long
Your chance to give the city feedback
Traffic closures to know: Return to Renton Car Show, Sunday, July 9
Events & Activities
News

 

June 28, 2023 - This Week in Renton

Fourth of July Reminders

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We wish our residents and visitors a safe and fun celebration as Independence Day nears. We have a few reminders for the upcoming holiday.

Message from Police Chief Jon Schuldt
Renton River Days activities
HMAC opening weekend
Special presentation from the Association of Washington Cities
Summer activities & events
Return to Renton Car Show road closures
Events & Activities
News

 

June 21, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Family First Community Center

Renton is now home to a first-of-its-kind community center with the opening of the Family First Community Center (FFCC).

Coulon construction projects cancel July 4 fireworks
Fireworks are illegal in Renton city limits
Park construction projects near completion; work delayed by trespassers
Provide input on the Renton Connector
Upcoming Emergency Management events
Events & Activities
News

 

June 16, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Water Quality Report

Your in-depth guide to the source, treatment, and conservation of this precious resource

Juneteenth celebration and proclamation
Upgraded Wi-Fi at six city facilities
Full HMAC schedule starts on June 24
Liberty Park tennis courts reopen
Volunteers needed for Coulon Park and Cedar River Trail
Story Walk returns
Events & Activities
News

 

June 9, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Celebrating Pride Month in Renton

Pride Flag raised over city hall; mayor issues Pride Month proclamation

Recycle Event on June 10
Juneteenth Events
Renton River Days
Nighttime closures on Rainier Avenue S
No July 4 fireworks show at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
Events & Activities
Other News

 

June 2, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Renton Farmers Market opening day is June 6

Market runs Tuesdays, 3-7 pm thru Sept. 26

Downtown Civic Core Open House is June 6
Career Fair is June 7
Summer jobs with the city
Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect
Weekend lane closures planned for I-405
Recycle event #2 is June 10
Memorial Day ceremony
Events & Activities
Other News

 

May 26, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 1 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park

Renton Career Fair on June 7
Sip & Strut Wine Walk on June 2
Pride Flag Raising on June 5
Chinese Information Service Center opens
Employee Life-Saving Award
Proclamation: National Gun Violence Awareness Day (June 2)
Proclamation: National Public Works Week
Renton River Days
Major road construction projects
Events & Activities
Other News

 

May 19, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Public Works Week: May 21-27

Open House: Downtown Civic Core Vision and Action Plan on June 6
Proclamations: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month & Safe Boating & Paddling Week
Event recycles almost 13 tons of metal and Styrofoam
Renton River Days
Traffic Alerts 
Events & Activities
News

 

May 12, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Renton River Days 2023

Festival returns July 21-23; see how you can take part

Recycle Event on May 13
Proclamations: Affordable Housing Week & Building Safety Month
Bronson Way N to close May 15
Spanish speaking CPR Class
Free Scout Night on May 23
High school championships at Renton Memorial Stadium
Events & Activities
Other News

 

May 5, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Parks Project Update

Updating major park improvement projects at Coulon, Kiwanis, and Philip Arnold

Park Rules and Reminders
Road Construction Projects
Summer Jobs
Water Conservation Tips
Senior Public Safety Academy
Help Determine the future of arts and culture
Gather, Garden + Grow
Events & Activities
Other News

 

April 28, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Earth Day 2023

Renton celebrates with events emphasizing the protection of our planet

Bronson Way S to close as early as May 15
Rainier Avenue S Phase 4 construction update
Renton Farmers Market has staff openings
Distracted Awareness Month ends; dangers do not
Renton is now a "StormReady" community
RPD offers free middle school youth academy
Volunteers honored at appreciation event
Events & Activities
Other News

 

April 21, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Let's Go Renton!

You'll find something for almost every age and interest in Let's Go, Renton! our recreation guide for May through August.

First Neighborhood Picnic is July 23
Renton River Days Update
Renton PD welcomes 5 new officers
Entrepreneur pitch competition winners
545 households utilize Shred-a-thon
Events & Activities
Other News

 

April 14, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Public Works Story Time

Renton youngsters got up close and personal with the heavy equipment that keeps the city functioning during Street Maintenance and Surface Water Divisions Story Time

Shred-a-thon is April 15
Renton River Days Advisory Board openings
Half-pint, Water Walk, and Lap Swim to start at HMAC
Entrepreneurship pitch finale is April 18
Electric Vehicle Public Workshop on April 26
Egg-cellent hunt ends
Dragon Dash is Saturday
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Events & Activities
News

 

April 7, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

"We have a genuinely representative government because our residents volunteer their time and talents," said Mayor Armondo Pavone. "Their diverse viewpoints, experiences, and perspectives help us define city policies and keep us focused on the efficient and effective delivery of services. We owe them a debt of gratitude."

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Benita Horn Day proclamation
Renton Police commendations and promotions
Dragon Dash road closures (April 15)
Renton Teen Academy: Civic Services
Dragon's Quest Scavenger Hunt
Events & Activities
Other News

 

March 31, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Recycling your spring cleaning

Rainier Ave S Phase 4
CERT Classes start on April 20
Neighborhood Forum
City hiring for summer
Arts and Culture Grants available
Business funding opportunities
Events & Activities
Other News

 

 

March 24, 2023 - Mayor's Update

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2023 State of the City

In my 2023 State of the City address, I highlighted all the city has accomplishments over the past three years and what impactful and exciting new ideas and projects we have planned.

 

 

 

 

 

March 17, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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Parks and Recreation is hiring for summer positions

Part- and full-time hours available, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

2023 State of the City is March 21
Neighborhood Forum
Cedar Hill Landfill Update
Renton PD Distribute Over 300 Steering Wheel Locks
Renton Regional Fire Authority Raises $16,000 in LLS Stairclimb
Event & Activities
News

 

March 10, 2023 - This Week in Renton

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City Initiatives: Stormwater Management and Electric Vehicle Charging

We're collecting comments on our plans for stormwater management and electric vehicle charging stations

2023 State of the City is March 21
Senior Center outdoor exercise area opens
State projects needing 1.1 million home over next 20 years; PRADU is option
CERT class focuses on disaster prep
Keeping Renton clean
Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration
Events & Activities
Other News

 

March 3, 2023 - no issue

 

February 24 - This Week on Renton

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Engaging our seniors
Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center is the city's hub for our active senior community

Rainier Ave S Phase IV Open House
Weekend Activities
River Rock Grill expands hours
Events & Activities
Other News

 

 

 

February 17 - This Week in Renton

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Construction Update

What's going on under all those cranes

Updates on:
Solera
Sunset Gardens
Home Depot
Watershed Renton Apartments
Hilltop Heritage Elementary School

Also:
Black History Month proclamation
Benson Bruins honored
Entrepreneur's Workshop & Pitch competition
February is American Heart Month
Attention artists: help us celebrate Erasmus
Renton Leadership Foundation Scholarship
Events & Activities
Other News

 

February 10 - This Week in Renton

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Ted Rodriguez Day Celebration
Honoring Mr. Rodriguez's more than 40 years of community advocacy

Mayor Pavone appointed to Sound Cities Association board
Chief's Community Council holds first meeting
SAND: Renton Academy and Fred Nelsen Middle School crosswalk safety upgrade
K-9 Odin retires
Renton Farmers Market featured in Washington Grown magazine
Events & Activities
Other News

 

February 3 - This Week in Renton

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Black History Month
This year’s Black History Month theme is “Black Resistance,” as selected by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. This theme was chosen to highlight the “institutions and affiliations [that] have lobbied, litigated, legislated, protested and achieved success.”

BHM Events in Renton
BHM Events at the Museum of History and Industry
BHM Events at the Northwest African American Museum
Educational Resources
Events & Activities
News

 

January 27 - This Week in Renton

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Lunar New Year:
Celebrating hope and optimism for 2023

FDCARES gets a donation from Rotary
Youth sports clinics
Around the city (events & activities)
News

 

 

 

 

January 20 - This Week in Renton

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City budgets $812,000 for human services support
64 local providers will receive funding

Entrepreneur Workshop & Pitch Competition
Emergency Prep classes
January is National Blood Donor Month
Inaugural Dragon Dash Fun Run is April 15
Honor a veteran with a tile
Family Snow Ball Dance is Feb. 17
Contribute to Renton's art scene
News  

 

January 16, 2023 - Mayor's Update

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Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech to civil rights marchers gathered around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

"His words, almost 60 years ago, remain a guiding principle today. As elected officials, leaders, and parents, we are responsible for making the lives of those who come after us better than our own."

 

January 6, 2023 - Mayor's Update

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Plunging into 2023

"Happy New Year!

"This season is a time to look forward to the new year and reflect on the past year and what we've accomplished.

"Here at the city, we took time to look back at 2022 because last year set the groundwork for several exciting projects, which you will see in 2023."























2022 Newsletters

This Week in Renton / Mayor's Update

December 23

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Family First Community Center remains on schedule

Mayor Armondo Pavone takes a tour

Mayor's Holiday Message
Registration is open for January-April recreation activities
Project Blue Lights at city hall
New rules for puppy sales start Jan. 1
Polar Bear Plunge is Jan. 1
Holiday events photos online
988 National Suicide & Support Lifeline

 

 

December 15 - Mayor's Update

Holiday Greetings

 

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“From all of us at the City of Renton, I wish you and your family a joyful holiday season.

“The holiday season is a time for hope, reflection, and gratitude. Our community reflects your values and makes me proud to be your mayor. During this busy season, I hope you and your family find time to enjoy the many holiday events in Renton.

“Thank you for allowing us to serve you, and I wish you all the happiness and joy the season can bring.”

 

 

December 9

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Snow & Tell

Last week's snow and cold weather was no match for our public works street maintenance crews

Battle of the Badges is tonight
Giving Tree and Gift of Play
Holiday Events
O'Halloran and Prince elected council president and president pro-tem
Patronize Renton small businesses
King County Donates $500,000 to Family First Community Center
Coulon Park projects update
Boards, committees, & commissions openings

 

November 30

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Holiday Events Guide

The city has several family-friendly holiday events scheduled for December and January.

Holiday Lights (Dec. 2-Jan.1)
Giving Tree
Battle of the Badges (Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m.)
Email Santa
ELF Academy
Santa House (Dec. 3, 10 & 17, 1-4 p.m.))
Polar Bear Plunge (Jan. 1, 10 a.m.)

 

 

November 22 - Mayor's Update

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Support Our Small Businesses

“Small businesses are more than numbers; they are the heart and soul of our community. Their owners and employees are our friends and neighbors. These businesses also give life to entrepreneurs and promote innovation, creativity, and competition.

"Buying from a small business means your money stays in Renton and supports your community. Studies show an estimated two-thirds of each dollar spent at a local business stays in the community. In addition, small business owners donate 250% more to local nonprofits and community causes than larger businesses.” - Mayor Armondo Pavone, Nov. 22, 2022

 

November 18

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2023-2024 Budget Passes

City Council unanimously passes Mayor Pavone's budgets for 2023 and 2024

PRADU program wins VISION 2050 Award
Proclamations: Veterans Month and National Diabetes Month
Holiday Bazaar
Small Business Saturday
Stormwater Management Action Plan
Fall Harvest Food Drive

 

November 11

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Thank you veterans

Veterans Day salute to city employees who served

Rainier/Grady plan wins Governor's Smart Communities Award 
Councilmember James Alberson, Jr. elected to RFA governance board
Fall Harvest Food Drive is Nov. 12
Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 17 & 18
Small Business Saturday is Nov. 26
Valley Medical Center turns 75
Protect your pet with free microchipping
Boards, committees, & commissions openings

 

November 4 - no issue

 

October 28

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More than first responders

Members of the police department and regional fire authority give back through community engagement

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith visits Sunset
Diversity in Law Enforcement Workshop
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month in Renton
Olde Fashioned Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Keep those storm drains clean
Renovation projects start at Gene Coulon and Philip Arnold parks

 

 

 

October 21 - Mayor's Update

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Remember to Vote

"Renton residents will be receiving their general election ballots soon. You should be aware that, among items of statewide interest, your ballot contains a $676 million measure to provide funding for Renton School District to undertake large-scale construction projects to address the district's operational and maintenance issues." - Mayor Armondo Pavone, Oct. 21, 2022

 

 

October 18 - Mayor's Update

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2023-2024 Proposed Budget

"My priorities are the result of hearing from you, from meetings and conversations with councilmembers, and city staff. As you’ll see below, they revolve primarily around public safety, business development and downtown revitalization, human services, and communication." - Mayor Armondo Pavone, Oct. 3, 2022

 

 

 

October 14

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On-track

Family First Community Center is on schedule for a spring 2023 opening

Proclamations: Indigenous Peoples' Day & Sexual Assault Awareness Month
October is Fire Prevention Month
Renton Film Frenzy premieres tonight
Philip Arnold Park construction starts Oct. 24
Startup425 offers free help for entrepreneurs
State schedules Lind Avenue SE bridge repair
2022 Recycling Events recap

 

October 7

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Construction to start at Gene Coulon Park

Two projects include replacing the Trestle Bridge and upgrading the north water walk

Bus Rapid Transit access to South Renton Park and Ride
Best Starts for Kids Child Care Subsidy program
Free wastemobile in Renton Oct. 14-16
Virtual Free Job Fair on Nov. 10

 

 

 

September 30

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Bloodworks Northwest opens Renton donor center

Winter preparations
Multi-lingual HRAP Brochures
Boards, committees, and commissions openings
Volunteers and staff remember 9/11 victims
Employee appreciation BBQ

 

 

 

 

September 22

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Bronson Way Bridge to get seismic upgrade

Bridge will close from Sept. 23 to Nov. 4

Councilmember O'Halloran receives ACML from AWC
Let's Go Renton
Senior Expo is Sept. 30
Clear Storm Drains
Funding available for arts and events

 

September 16 - no issue

 

September 9

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Ready in Renton

September is emergency preparedness month

Parks Structural assessment
King County under burn ban
Youth ride transit for free starting Sept. 1
Volunteers needed for Senior Expo
The Landing hosts virtual food drive

 

September 5 - no edition

 

August 26

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Registration opens August 31

 Full guide available by September 9

Schools open next week; drive safely
Styrofoam and document recycling event on Sept. 17
Pooch Plunge returns on Sept.10 and 11
Mayor honors kids passport recipients

 

 

 

August 19

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Back-to-School Resources and Vaccine Clinic

Communities In School Block Party on Aug. 21 and Public Health-Seattle & King County Vaccination Clinic on Aug. 24

Rainier/Grady Junction TOD Subarea Plan open house on Aug. 23
5th round of Working Washington grants available
2023 tourism grants
Renton History Museum adds Tuesday hours; needs volunteers
Maplewood Driving Range to close for maintenance
Renton Film Frenzy returns
Firefighters "Fill the Boot"

 

August 12- no edition

 

August 5

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Shift Green launches

Public Works department introduced free program to recycle motor oil and filters

Cascade Park reopens
Renton Wine Walk
Chief's Community Council
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee vacancies
Communities in Schools Backpack Drive
National Night Out photos

 

 

July 29

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Topgolf is open

Renton welcomes Topgolf's first full-service location in Washington

National Night Out is Aug. 2
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee openings
Chief's Community Council
Renton River Days redux

 

 

 

July 22

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River Days parade grand marshal

Renton business owner Kenny Rogers is the grand marshal for Saturday's Renton River Days parade

Chief's Community Council
CISR-T Backpack Drive
Housing Repair Assistance Program
Senior Public Safety Academy
Summer Events

 

 

July 15

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Renton police form Chief’s Community Council

Renton Police Department is asking residents to serve on the initial Chief's Community Council

National Night Out is Aug. 2
Renton River Days returns: July 22 & 23
Parks and Recreation
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Summer Events



July 8 - no edition

 

July 1

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Fourth of July Celebration

Fireworks display caps an evening of entertainment

Senior Activity Center to be renamed Don Persson Activity Center
Summer Events
Summer Meals Week proclamation
Arts commission fund six more projects
ORCA Business incentive program

 

June 24 - no edition

 

June 17

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Water Quality Report

The definitive word on quality, usage, conservation, and savings

Juneteenth proclamation & events
Planning an event in the city
Fourth of July safety

 

 

 

June 10

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Henry Moses Aquatic Center opens June 25

Registration is open; center will be open 7 days a week

Senior Center to be named for Don Persson
Celebrate Juneteenth
Pride Month
Cuautla delegation visits Renton
Farmers Market opens
Recycle Event on June 11
Clean Economy Strategy

 

June 3 - no edition

 

May 27

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Honor and remember: Memorial Day celebration on May 30

Farmers Market opens 21st season on June 7
Saluting Dale Walker
Kennydale Beach Park reopens
Career Fair is June 3
Recreation programs for summer
Stormwater Management Action Plan
Downtown Renton Wine Walk is June 3
June 11 recycle event

 

May 20

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Clean Economy Strategy 2.0 open house

Online Open House, May 25, 6-7:30 p.m. rentonCES.com

Call to prayer and justice vigil on May 22
County continues review of proposed asphalt plant
Reduced rate Internet available to qualifying residents
New ORCA cards and website

 

May 13 - no edition

 

May 6 - no edition

 

April 29

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Renton Multicultural Festival

Celebrate and experience Renton's diverse culture at the sixth annual Renton Multicultural Festival on May 6 and 7.

Channel 21 temporarily off-air
Ann Grinolds passes away
City Council update
Arts and Culture grants
Senior Advisory Board
COVID-19 resources
Parks Projects
Pop-Up Lunches
Recreation Guide
Traffic Projects

 

April 22 - no edition

 

April 15

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Saluting our volunteers!
 
 Mayor Armondo Pavone has proclaimed April as Volunteer Appreciation Month in Renton
 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
City hall reopens
City accepting applications for 2022 tourism grants
Arts and culture grants available
Coffee with the Chief on April 20
Construction starts on Kennydale Beach Park playground
Pop-up lunches on Tuesday

April 8 - no issue

 

April 1

Graphic: This Week in Renton for April 1, 2022 coverDig in

Removal of mask mandate lets Parks and Recreation expand offerings. Find one that feels good!

Renton Police donate surplus vests to aid Ukraine
Celebrate Erasmus' Hatch Day in April
Downtown Partnership hires executive director
Renton in the news

 

 

March 25 - no issue

 

March 18

This Week in Renton Cover image for March 18, 2022Call for Performers

Applications are open for our annual multicultural festival and fashion show on May 6 and 7. Applications are due April 4, 2022.

Beyond Black History Month
Eastrail segment in Renton receives state funding
City Council update
Clean Economy Strategy
In-person services at City Hall
Pop-Up Lunches on Tuesdays
Recreation Guide
Renton City Concert Band Concert
Traffic Impact Projects

 

March 14 - Mayor's Update

Graphic: Mayor's Update for March 14, 2022Renton in 2040

Clean Economy Strategies 2.0 will guide our decisions as we plan Renton's future

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 11 - no edition

 

March 4

Cover of the March 4, 2022 This Week n RentonConstruction starts on Family First Community Center

Strong community partnership funds a center designed to bring much-needed community services and resources to the Cascade/Benson Hill area

Urban Forestry Plan sets goals for next decade
Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration
Recreation Guide: March to May

 

 

 

February 25 - Mayor's Update

Cover image for mayor's updateMy heart is heavy, and there's no way we can fully understand the feelings and stress on our Ukrainian community.

The City of Renton thrives because of our community's diversity and individual thought. Current events in Ukraine remind us we need to be kind and empathetic towards our neighbors and each other as we enter uncharted times.

For those wanting to help and support, we will share ways after they are vetted and authenticated through members of our Ukrainian Community.

 

February 18

Cover for the February 18, 2022 edition of This Week in RentonWells and Williams now two-way

Conversion provides a safe and walkable pedestrian experience

Sunset Gardens gets state grant
Black History Month events
City Council Update
COVID-19 resources
In-person services
RapidRide I-Line Open house
Recreation Guide
Traffic Projects
Youth Traffic Court

 

February 16 - Mayor's Update

Cover image for mayor's updateSounders FC comes to Renton!

Flagship Major League Soccer franchise will make former Longacres site their home in 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 11

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Projects like Solera and Topgolf are examples of how our Community & Economic Development Department works to move Renton forward.

Wells and Williams conversion is Feb. 17
Street Maintenance crews help with litter pickup
Black History Month events
Museum Valentine's Day fundraiser
RapidRide I-Line Open House

 

 

February 4

Image: Cover of This Week in Renton for February 4, 2022PRADUs

Innovative Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program provides housing options

Mayor testifies in support of police reform bills
Potholes: we have responded
K-9 Xander joins Renton PD

 

 

 

January 28

Cover for the January 28, 2022 edition of This Week in RentonRapidRide I-Line Open House

Metro’s fast, frequent, and reliable bus service is coming to Renton. Visit the online open house to see the plan and give your feedback.

Sunset Gardens project receives $1.5 million from county

 

 

 

 

 

January 21

Image: Cover of This Week in Renton for January 21, 2022Youth Traffic Court

Municipal Court Judge Jessica Giner convenes innovative option for 16- & 17-year-old drivers charged with low-level offenses

Passport processing returns
Metro expands VIA to Transit to Renton Highlands




 

January 16 - Mayor's Update

Mayor's Update Cover for January 16, 2022City leadership works to ensure the values espoused by the late civil rights leader are ingrained in our community

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 7

Cover for the January 3, 2022 edition of This Week in RentonCity’s 24-hour snow response keeps roads passable

It was a white Christmas in Renton, which meant our Public Works Street Maintenance Division and police department were busy.

Council convene for first 2022 meeting
Over $200,000 in COVID relief distributed to downtown businesses
Slide temporarily closes Maple Valley Highway

 

2021 Newsletters

This Week in Renton / Mayor's Update

December 23

This Week in Renton  Cover image for December 23, 2021Renton Severe Weather Shelter opens Dec. 26

The City of Renton is activating the Severe Weather Shelter at Highlands Neighborhood Center (800 Edmonds Avenue NE) beginning Sunday night, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022.

Severe Weather Shelter open Dec. 26
James Alberson takes council oath

 

 

 

December 22 - Mayor's Update

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Mayor's holiday greetings

“Happy holidays from the City of Renton.

“I'm Mayor Armando Pavone and we're here Gene Coulon Memorial Park enjoying our beautiful holiday lights, which will be up until January 1st.

“The holiday season is a time for hope, reflection, and gratitude. I would like to thank you, our residents, for your resilience, compassion, and the community you helped to create and for allowing us to serve you.

“I'm proud to be your mayor and I'd like to wish you all a joyful and happy holiday season.”

 

December 17

Cover image for the December 17, 2021 edition of This Week in RentonRandy Corman retires

Council member is honored as he retires after 28 years of service to the residents of Renton

Holiday Events
Blood Drive on Dec. 28 & 29
City Council update
In-person Services
Lunch Pop-Up
Photo Feature: Battle of the Badges
Renton History Museum
Traffic Projects
Winter weather preparations

 

December 10

Cover image of This Week in Renton for December 10, 2021Willowcrest wins governor's award

Innovative townhome project in Sunset neighborhood is first of its kind in King County

Package safety tips
Safe Exchange Zones
Winter preparation tips for home and vehicle
Holiday Events
Blood Drive
City Council update
In-person Services
Lunch Pop-Up
Photos: K9 Candy Cane Fun Run & Walk
Renton History Museum
Traffic Projects
Winter Weather Response

 

December 3

Cover image for the December 3 edition of This Week in Renton 17 edition of This Week in RentonWinter Weather Plans

Get an inside look as our public works street maintenance crew prepares for winter weather

Carmen Rivera takes council oath
Holiday Events
City Council update
COVID-19 resources
In-person services at city hall
Keep storm drains clear
Recreation programs
Renton History Museum
Traffic Projects

 

November 24

Cover image for the November 24 edition of This Week in RentonShop local, shop unique; it’s Small Business Saturday

During this holiday season, it’s essential we support our small businesses. When we do, we help create a thriving local business community.

Small Business Saturday/Christmas tree lighting
Renton police donate 454 coats for students
Holiday Gift Drive
Equity Commission applications
ADA Transition Plan
Lunch Pop-Up
Holiday Events
Recreation programs
Keep storm drains clear
In-person services
Traffic Projects
Recreation programs
City council update
COVID-19 vaccinations

November 19 - no issue

November 10

Cover image of This Week in Renton for November 10, 2021Community Services is now Parks and Recreation

This new name better reflects the benefits they bring to our community

Mayor's Veterans Day message
Equity Commission applications
ADA Transition Plan
Lunch Pop-Up
Navigating City Contracting
Eastside Virtual Job Fair
Keep storm drains clear
In-person services
Traffic Projects
City Council update
COVID-19 Vaccine

 

November 5 - Mayor's Update

Cover image for the November 5, 2021 Mayor's UpdateRenton’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion leads to several impactful initiatives

"We’ve committed to be a government reflective of its evolving community. We have engaged with our residents to identify challenges to overcome and opportunities to build upon.

"We have listened, made significant changes, and launched new initiatives over the past year that we believe will move us in the right direction."

 

 

October 29

Cover for This Week in Renton for October 29, 2021Holiday events

The city and its partners have planned a variety of events for the holiday season

Councilmember Benedetti leaving council on Nov. 22
City signs lease with Bezos Academy
Take the Renton Responds Survey
Navigating City Contracting
Sunset Oaks: latest affordable housing project is now leasing.
Help keep storm drains clear
Renton Regional Fire Authority host open houses in October
Event: Olde Fashioned Scavenger Hunt ends Saturday
Photo Feature: Halloween Drive-Thru on Oct. 22
Traffic Projects
Glad You Asked: First funeral homes in Renton
Recycle event keeps almost 4.5 tons of materials from landfill
City Council update
COVID Vaccine

 

October 22 - Mayor's Update

Mayor's Update for October 22, 2021Sunset Oaks is the next step in Sunset area transformation

"Earlier today, I took part in the ribbon-cutting for Sunset Oaks, the newest affordable housing project in our ongoing redevelopment of the Sunset area of Renton. We are committed to making sure affordable housing units are available to our residents."

 

 

 

October 15

Cover image for the October 15, 2021 edition of This Week in RentonInvesting in our parks and trails

This new Liberty Park playground was one of five projects completed in 2021. Six projects are scheduled in 2022.

Mayor Pavone appoints Jon Schuldt chief of police
Willowcrest Townhomes project wins state award
Photo feature: A Day at Gene Coulon Park (Instagram)
Keep those storm drains clear
Halloween 2021 in the city
Wells/Williams project update
Cat’s Color story walk
City Council update
COVID Vaccine

 

October 8

Cover image of This Week in Renton for October 8, 2021Expiration of the utility rate moratorium: what does it mean?

Eviction moratorium extended to Oct. 31
Civic leader Don Persson passes
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Week
Street maintenance starts winter preparations
Wastemobile at McLendon Hardware
2021 Halloween Drive-Thru
City Council
In-person services
Vaccines
Calendar

 

October 1 - Mayor's Update

Cover image for the Mayor's Update for October 1, 2021Human Services Funding

"As we move into the last quarter of the year, I’m pleased to report we have increased this funding from $800,000 at the beginning of the year to $3.4 million, which is 2.8% of our city budget. This amount does not include dedicated staff time ..."

 

 

 

 

September 24

Cover image for the September 24 edition of This Week in RentonThe city council approved $3.6 million in ARPA-related funds to support economic recovery, housing, homelessness, and human services.

Video: "Puget Sound Starts Here" month
Community Center and Senior Center to open Monday
At Your Service: Renton Responds
Volunteering: Tree planting at Cedar River Trail Extension
AmeriCorps VISTA openings
State utility moratorium ends Sept. 30
Pop-up lunch event on Sept. 28
Comcast RISE grants
King County cultural sector grants
Small business flex fund has $100m to loan
Last Renton Farmers Market on Tuesday
Cedar River Salmon run
Washington state single-use plastic bag ban
City Council update
In-person services
COVID-19 vaccine locations
Calendar

 

September 17

Cover image for the September 17 edition of This Week in RentonAt your service: LaCrosse gets 20 mph speed limit

Video: Hate Has No Home Here: What does it mean?
Salute to Day of Service & Remembrance volunteers
Process to address council updated
Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry
Earlier start time for last two Renton Farmers Market
Community feeding pop-up returns
Styrofoam & document shred event on Saturday
Target car seat trade-in program
Rooted in Renton & TIP input invited
Tourism grants for 2022 available
Metro & Sound Transit propose bus changes
Pooch Plunge photos
In-person services at city hall
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Calendar

 

September 10

Cover image for the September 10 edition of This Week in RentonReady in Renton

Volunteer on National Day of Service & Remembrance
120th Weekend celebration events canceled
Community invited to comment on TIP
Renton Regional Fire add pet oxygen masks
Recycle event - Styrofoam & documents
Native plants class
Free vaccine clinic at Renton Library
Community groups support schools
Seahawks adopt Renton School District
Renton AmeriCorps VISTA has openings
58 pints collected at September pop-up
In-person services at city hall
City Council update
Calendar

 

September 3

Image of the cover of This Week in Renton for September 3, 2021Nelson Middle School Art Club

Video: Navigating Renton's first roundabout
Solera Groundbreaking
SBA loans and grants available
City taking stock of sidewalks
Schools are open; drive safely
National Day of Service & Remembrance
Urban Forestry Survey #2
StoryWalk at Liberty Park
King County issues mask requirement
In-person services at City Hall
City Council Update
Calendar
COVID-19
Vaccination Clinics

 

August 31

Photo of the cover of the Mayor's Update for August 31, 2021Solera is cornerstone of revitalized Sunset area

"When complete, we will have 686 new residential units: 275 will provide affordable housing, 315 will be market-rate, and 96 will be townhome ownership."

 

 

 

 

 

August 27

Photo of This Week in Renton for August 27, 2021Black Lives Matter Street Mural project

Video: Black Lives Matter Street Mural project
Photo: New Liberty Park Playground
KING5 Evening spotlights Renton
National Day of Remembrance and Blood Drive
Communities In Schools Block Party
Recycle Event: Styrofoam & Documents
Class: Using Native Plants
COVID-19 Vaccine at Renton Library & other sites
In-Person Services
City Council update
Calendar

 

August 20

Cover of the August 20, 2021 edition of This Week in RentonSept. 11: Honoring and remembering our first responders

National Day of Service & Remembrance
Blood Drive on Sept. 1 & 2
BLM Mural to grace Lake Avenue S
Pooch Plunge registration open
TRACK Trail offers unique family activity
Renton turns 120; come celebrate
Overdose: an educational series
Council approves second round of lodging tax funding
Tribute to art & music of the PNW
Museum exhibit focuses on PNW refugees
Free COVID vaccines at Renton Library
Metro app aids travel to Highlands
In-person services at City Hall
City Council Update
Calendar
Vaccine Finder

 

August 13 - no issue

 

August 6

Cover of This Week in Renton for August 6, 2021Topgolf coming to Renton

HealthPoint celebrates 50 years
STREAM grant from state
Two parks on Times "Best of" list
Night Out in the Neighborhood
Volunteers needed for art project
Middle school art project
Community Feeding event
Recycling tips
Back-to-school vaccination clinic
Museum exhibit: "When You Can't Go Home"
Finance Department honored
In-person services at City Hall
City Council Update
Calendar
COVID-19 Update
Vaccine Finder

 

July 30

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

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

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

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

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

"Earlier today, I joined King County Executive Dow Constantine at the county's newest Health Through Housing project here in Renton."

 

 

 

 

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 20 - Mayor's Update

Mayor's Update for April 20, 2021

City of Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone has issued a statement in response to the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 RentonJudge 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

Cover image for the March 19, 2021 Mayor's UpdateInvesting in our community: need, shelters, funding, partnership, and service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 2021House Bill 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

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

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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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