Boards/Commissions/Committees

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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: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

Term: 3 years

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

2024 Meeting Schedule:

All dates fall on the third Tuesday of the month and will be held at Renton City Hall, 7th Floor Conferencing Center 726 from 5 – 7 p.m.

  • February 20
  • May 21
  • September 17
  • November 19

Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

RAAC Establishment

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

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: Full list of members list and vacancies found here)

Term: 6 years

Requirements: A citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States, and a resident of the City for at least one (1) year, immediately preceding such appointment.


Meetings:
 The fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:15 p.m.

Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

Contact Information: Karen Ritter, Civil Service Examiner/Secretary, Human Resources Department, 425-430-7650.

Community Plan Advisory Board - Benson Hill

The Benson Hill Community Plan Advisory Board is responsible for helping to ensure the Benson Hill Community Plan is advanced. The plan has five goals:

  1. Create a community focus in the heart of Benson Hill.
  2. Build on the existing trail system to create a functional and beautiful pedestrian and bicycle route network.
  3. Improve access to and quality of parks, recreation, and natural areas in Benson Hill, especially for youth.
  4. Improve the sense of safety in Benson Hill.
  5. Support a strong and vibrant Benson Hill community.

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 Benson Hill a better place.

The Plan, adopted in October of 2013, lays out the goals and objectives as identified by residents, business owners/operators, and other stakeholders for improving the Benson Hill over the next 20 years.

Members: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

Meetings: Scheduled as needed. 

Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

Contact Information: For more information about the Benson Hill Community Plan, please contact Paul Hintz at (425) 430-7436.

Community Plan Advisory Board - City Center

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:

  1. Transportation
  2. Land use
  3. 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

Members: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

Meetings: Scheduled as needed.

Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes 

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

Equity Commission

The Equity Commission is tasked with reviewing city practices, policies, or procedures and providing recommendations to the requestor on whether the practice, policy, or process may create or support inequity, including what community or communities may be impacted and how those impacts may emerge.

Members: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

Meetings: Held on 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m.

Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

Releases:

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Hannah Miller.

Firefighters Pension Board

The Firefighters’ Pension Board administers and operates the Firefighters’ Pension Fund for eligible firefighters or their dependents.

Members: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

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

     

    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: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

    Term: 5 years

    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.

    Meetings: The second Monday of the month at 9 a.m.

    Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

    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. Additional meetings may be called during the funding recommendation period.

      Members: Full list of members and vacancies found here

      Term: 3 years (board member terms expire on staggered years). Applications are received year round and held till a vacancy.

      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.

      Meetings: Third Tuesday, 3 p.m. 

      Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

      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. 

       

      Members: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

      Term: Varies 

      Meetings: Scheduled as needed.

      Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

      LEOFF Board

      The LEOFF Board is the decision-making body governing benefits for Law Enforcement Officers’ and Firefighters’ Retirement LEOFF members. They review and decide on medical benefits and payment or non-payment of claims not covered by insurance.

      Members: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

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

      Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

       

      Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

      The City of Renton’s Lodging Tax Fund is the primary source of city funding for activities, operations, and expenditures designed to increase tourism. In addition, the city intends to maintain a reserve in the fund, and will assess on an annual basis how much of the fund to appropriate in a given year.

      Renton City Council has created a Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to conduct an annual process to solicit and recommend Lodging Tax funded services for City Council consideration.

      The city will only consider proposals for use of the Lodging Tax Fund from public and non-profit agencies.

      Members: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

      Parks Commission

      The Parks Commission is an advisory board to the Mayor, City Council and city staff providing public input and recommending policies to conduct recreation or cultural activities and to control and supervise all parks belonging to the City.

      Members: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

      Term: 4 years (board member terms expire on staggered years) Applications are received year-round and held till a vacancy.

      Requirements: Members shall be city residents. The Renton Municipal Code that governs the board can be found online at the RMC 2-9-2.

      Meetings: Held via Zoom and in-person at 4:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, unless cancelled. The meeting agenda is available prior to the meeting on the city calendar.

      Meeting MinutesApproved Minutes

      Contact Information: Parks and Recreation Department [email protected] or 425-430-6600.

       

      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: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

      Term: 3 years

      Requirements: Members must be residents or owners of a small business in the City of Renton. (City of Renton Ordinance 6064, Section II).

      Meetings: First and third Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

      Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

      Contact Information: Community and Economic Development, Planning Division 425-430-6555.

      Renton 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: Full list of members list and vacancies found here

      Term:  3 years

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

      Meetings: First Tuesday, 6 p.m.

      Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

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

      Senior Advisory Board

      The Senior 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 Don Persson 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.

      MembersFull list of members list and vacancies found here

      Term: 3 years (board member terms expire on staggered years) Applications are received year round and held till a vacancy.

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

      Meetings: First Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N.

      Meeting Minutes: Approved Minutes

      Contact Information: Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center staff 425-430-6633.

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