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Airport Advisory Committee

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

Members: 22 (both voting and non-voting members)

Term: 3 years

Requirements: By ordinance, membership shall consist of aviation and non-aviation representatives.

Meetings: Scheduled as needed. 

Contact Information: Renton Municipal Airport Manager 425-430-7471.

Budget Advisory Committee

Early each year, the mayor and city council meet to update the city’s six-year business plan and priority goals.

With that direction, the mayor then develops priority areas where we, the city focus our attention through the upcoming biennial budget.

Over the years, the advice of the committee has helped the city refine efforts to improve efficiencies, cut costs, evaluate revenue options, and refine focus.

City Center Community Plan

The City Center Community Plan Advisory Board is responsible for helping to ensure the City Center Community Plan is advanced.   The plan has three areas of focus:

  • transportation
  • land use
  • community vitality

In order to develop the plan the city held public events providing an opportunity for residents to express concerns, identify issues, and share ideas for making the city center a better place.

The document lays out the goals and objectives as identified by residents, business owners/operators, and other stakeholders for improving the City Center over the next 20 years.

  • City Center Community Plan, Adopted June 2011
  • City Center Community Plan, Amended June 2017

For more information about the City Center Community Plan, please contact Angie Mathias at (425) 430-6576.

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission organizes and enforces provisions established in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) relating to rules, regulations, and personnel operations within the municipal police department.

Members: 5

Term: 6 years

Requirements: Must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the city for at least three years immediately preceding such appointment, and is an elector of the county wherein he or she resides. At the time of the appointment, no more than two commissioners shall be adherents of the same political party.

  Fourth Tuesday, 4:15 p.m.

Contact information: Human Resources and Risk Management Department 425-430-7650.

Firefighters Pension Board

3rd Thursday of the month, 2 p.m., Renton City Hall, 7th Floor, Mayor's Conference Room

  • Ray Barrilleaux, Retired Firefighter (12/31/18)
  • Denis Law, Mayor
  • Don Persson, City Council
  • Jason Seth, City Clerk
  • Jill Masunaga - Finance Department Representative
  • Bruce Phillips, Retired Firefighter (12/31/17)
  • Chuck Christenson, Retired Firefighter (alternate)

Historical Society Board

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

Meetings: Last Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the
Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S.  

Meeting Minutes

Members: 15

Term: Varies

Requirements: None

Staff assistance: Renton History Museum staff 425-255-2330.

Housing Authority

Renton Housing Authority operates Renton’s low and moderate income housing communities with funds allocated by the federal government, along with affordable market rate housing owned and managed by the agency.

Members: 5

Term: 5 years

Meetings: Second Monday, 9 a.m.

Requirements: A cross section of the community is preferred. Cannot be officers or employees of the City of Renton nor an employee of Renton Housing Authority.

Contact information: Renton Housing Authority 425-226-1850.

Human Services Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Human Services Advisory Committee is to understand the human service needs of city residents, evaluate and recommend to the Mayor, City Council and city staff the allocation of funds to specific programs and projects that meet those needs; assist in developing policies related to human services affecting Renton residents; and keep current on community-wide actions that may affect the availability and quality of human services provisions in Renton.

Members:  11

Term:  3 years

Third Tuesday, 3 p.m. 

Requirements: City residents who represent the diverse nature of the city, including geography, gender, age, and ethnicity, one of whom shall be a youth representative.

Contact information:
Human Services Division 425-430-6650.

Independent Salary Commission

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


4th Tuesday, 9 a.m., Renton City Hall, 1st Floor, Human Resources Conference Room 

  • Robert Leyerle, Police (12/31/18)
  • James Matthew, Fire (12/31/17)
  • Armondo Pavone, Council (12/31/18)
  • Ed Prince, Council (12/31/17)
  • Jim Phelan, At-Large (12/31/18)

Meeting Minutes

Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council, and also coordinates with and provides input to King County Library Board and local library officials regarding the scope and quality of library services provided by King County Library System to to Renton residents.

Members: 5

Term: 5 years

Meetings: Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 

Requirements: City residents who represent the diverse nature of the city, including geography, gender, age, and ethnicity.

Contact information: Community Services Department 425-430-6600.

Municipal Arts Commission

Renton Municipal Arts Commission (RMAC) works to raise awareness of arts in the city and acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council in connection with artistic and cultural development. RMAC is responsible for reviewing the design, execution, and acceptance of works of art funded or otherwise acquired by the city.

Members: 13

Term:  3 years

First Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.

Requirements: Whenever possible, members are selected from the arts and professions of painting, sculpture, music, literature, architecture, and related fields. At least four members shall be city residents and one member shall be under 21 years of age at the time of appointment (youth position).

Contact information: Department of Community & Economic Development 425-430-6581.

Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee

The Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee strives to promote quality of life factors including healthfulness, meaningful leisure, land stewardship, and a sense of community relating to mobility without the use of fossil fuels. The committee represents the non-motorized transportation community to the Mayor, City Council, and city staff. The Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee focuses and advises on trails, bike lanes, sidewalks, roads, and all systems that can relate to non-motorized transportation. At least seven members must be city residents. Members are appointed by the Mayor.

Meetings: Scheduled as needed  

Meeting Minutes

Members: 10

Term: 2 years, renewable

Requirements: Any of the following interest groups may be represented in the committee:

  • commuter bicycling
  • running/jogging
  • volksmarching
  • pedestrian
  • equestrian
  • wheelchair (physically challenged)
  • skateboarding
  • roller skating/rollerblading
  • other non-motorized devices

Staff assistance: Community Services Department 425-430-6600.

Parks Commission

The Parks Commission has the authority and responsibility to conduct the operations and activities of Renton parks and city-owned recreational facilities and programs.

Members: 8

Term: 4 years

Meetings: Second Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. 

Requirements: Members shall be city residents and shall include one member under 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

Contact information: Community Services Department 425-430-6600.

Parks, Trails & Community Facilities - Community Advisory Committee

The mission of the Committee is to identify important gaps in City parks, trails and community facilities and make recommendations for additional investments in these areas.
In making its recommendations, the Committee shall work from the City’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan, Trails and Bicycle Master Plan and Renton Downtown Civic Core Vision and Action Plan. The Committee shall consider geographic equity, capital costs, as well as maintenance needs for existing and any proposed new or expanded facilities. They will forward a recommendation to council of a list of proposed projects totaling now more 70 million dollars, excluding maintenance costs.

Committee commenced January through May 2018 
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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission, at the direction or referral by the City Council, reviews staff proposals, holds public hearings, and submits recommendations, as necessary, for implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, including:

  • Neighborhood or sub-area plans and studies
  • Shoreline Master Program amendments
  • Land use regulations and processes, development regulations
  • Short-range programs

Members: 9

Term: 3 years

Meetings: First and third Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Requirements: Members must be Renton residents.


Contact information: Community and Economic Development, Planning Division 425-430-6575.

Senior Citizens Advisory Board

The Senior Citizen Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to the mayor and city council on matters of particular interest to senior citizens of the community.

Renton residents are eligible for appointment and are invited to complete an application and submit it to the mayor's office. Members are elected by persons active at the Renton Senior Activity Center.

Applications can be taken at any time, but interviews will only be conducted when there is a vacancy on the commission.

Meetings: First Monday at 10 a.m. at the Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Avenue South.  

Meeting Minutes

3 years

Requirements: 10 city residents, 5 non-residents (3 of 5 must reside within Renton School District boundaries).

Staff assistance: Senior Activity Center staff 425-430-6633.

Sister City Advisory Committees

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


  • Celeste Brady
  • Jonna Lee Hough
  • Andee Jorgensen*
  • Doug Kyes
  • Sonja Kyes
  • Sonja Mejlaender (staff)
  • Ted Rodriquez
  • Salvador Sahagun

Meetings: Scheduled as needed.

Term: Varies

Requirements: None

Staff assistance: Community Services Department, 425-430-6600

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

Members (9)

  • Pat Auten
  • Wyman Dobson
  • Becky Gibbs
  • Sonja Mejlaender (staff)
  • Richard Morris
  • Nancy Osborn
  • Roger Richert*
  • Betty Vaughn

Meetings: Scheduled as needed.

Term: Varies

Requirements: None

Staff assistance: Community Services Department, 425-430-6600.

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