Proclamations

2024

May 13

Safe Boating and Paddling Proclamation

Two proclamations were presented on the May 13 council meeting. First, Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating May 18-24 as Safe Boating and Paddling Week. The proclamation was accepted by Debra Alderman from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla.

Public Works Proclamation

Second, Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating May 19-25 as National Public Works Week. The proclamation was accepted by Public Works Administrator Martin Pastucha.

May 6

City Clerks Week Proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating May 6 as Professional Municipal Clerks Week in Renton (May 5-11). To accept the proclamation was Renton’s City Clerk and Public Records Officer and frequent speaker during Monday night council meetings, Jason Seth. Featured in the picture includes staff from the City Clerks Division. 

April 22

Volunteer Appreciation Month proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating April 22 as National Volunteer Month in Renton. To accept the proclamation was the city's Volunteer Program Coordinator, Teresa Nishi.

April 15

Arbor Day Earth Day Proclamation 2024

Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating April 15 as Arbor Day / Earth Day in Renton. To accept the proclamation was the city's Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Inspecting Arborist, Gabriella Golzarian.

April 8

Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating April 8 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Renton. To accept the proclamation was the newly appointed CEO of King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC), Kate Kurg.

March 18

Developmental Disabilities Proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating March 18 as Developmental Disabilities Month in Renton. To accept the proclamation was the city's Adaptive Recreation Coordinator, Steven Kurtz. Featured in the picture are participants from Renton's Adaptive Recreation Program.

February 26

Black History Month proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating February 26 as Black History Month in Renton. To accept the proclamation was Council President Ed Prince.

February 12

Lunar New Year 2024 proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating February 12 as Lunar New Year Day. To accept the proclamation was Viet-Wah CEO, Duc Tran (left) and community leader, Michael Chen (right). 

February 5

Renton Rotary Day proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating February 5 as Renton Rotary Day to Al Ralston, Renton Rotary President.

2023 Proclamations

2023

November 20

Small Business Saturday

Mayor Armondo Pavone presented the proclamation designating November 25 as Small Business Saturday to Josh Shulkind, Executive Director of the Renton Downtown Partnership.

November 13

Mary Ellen Stone proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents King County Sexual Assault Resource Center CEO, Mary Ellen Stone a proclamation designating November 13 as Mary Ellen Stone Day as a thanks for her contribution to the Renton community as she moves into retirement.

October 9

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation (EN; ES) (September 15-October 15) to Areesa Bourdon, Mayor's Inclusion Task Force Member and first Latina-owned State Farm Agency in Renton.

October 2

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2023

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Domestic Violence Awareness  proclamation (October) to Tina Harris, Renton Police Department's Domestic Violence Advocate. 

September 25

Ready in Renton 2023 Proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Ready in Renton Month proclamation (September) to Deb Needham, City of Renton Emergency Management Director. For Ready in Renton tips, Emergency Management Coordinator Michelle Theurer walks through how to prep an at-home emergency.

September 18

National Service Dog Month Proclamation 2023

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the National Service Dog Month proclamation (September) to Erika Del Castillo and her service dog Kate.

September 11

Welcoming Week in Renton

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the first Welcoming Week proclamation (September 8-17) to Maryjane Van Cleave, Equity Housing and Human Services Administrator. 

August 7

Photo: Farmers Market Week proclamation presentation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Farmers Market Week proclamation (August 6-12) to Olivia Cowley, Carrie Olsen, Renton Farmers Market Manager, and Alec Carolan. 

July 17

Photo: Disability Pride Month Proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the proclamation designating July as Disability Pride Month in Renton to Kristina Brown, director of communications & public affairs, at Kindering.

Photo: Summer Cameron recognition

Mayor Armondo Pavone and Renton City Council honor Summer Cameron for receiving the Award of Merit in Film Production from the 2023 National Parent Teacher Association Reflections Art Program for her film, “In My Own Way."

Photo: Elleanna Smith Recognition

Mayor Armondo Pavone and Renton City Council honor Elleanna Smith for receiving the Award of Excellence in Dance Choreography from the 2023 National Parent Teacher Association Reflections Art Program for er dance, “Stand Up for the Weak.”

July 10

Photo: Parks and Recreation Month Proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents proclamation designating July as Parks and Recreation Month in Renton to (left to right) Kelly Beymer, parks and recreation administrator; Roberta Graver, administrative assistant; Cailín Hunsaker, parks & trails director; Carrie Nass, recreation director; Erica Schmitz, parks planning & natural resources director; Mayor Armondo Pavone; Elizabeth Stewart, museum manager; and Steve Meyers, Maplewood Golf Course manager.

June 12

Photo: Juneteenth Proclamation presentation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents proclamation designating June 19 as  Juneteenth 2023 in the City of Renton.

June 5

Photo: Pride Month Proclamation presentation

 

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the LGBTQIA+ Pride Month (June) proclamation to Lanette Sargeant. A lifelong Renton resident, Lanette is an advocate for education and LGBTQIA+ rights and a board member for the Renton LGBTQIA+ community.

May 22

Photo: National Gun Violence Awareness Week proclamation presentation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the National Gun Violence Awareness Day (June 2) to Laura Meyer and other supporters.

 

Photo: Public Works Week Proclamation presentation

Mayor Pavone presents the National Public Works Week (May 21-27) proclamation to city public works administrator Martin Pastucha.

May 15

Photo: Safe boating and paddling week proclamation presentation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Safe Boating and Paddling Week (May 20-26) proclamation to Debra Alderman and Susanne Chambers of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Photo: AANHPI Heritage Month proclamation presentation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month (May) proclamation to Lele (Happy) Tian Bo and members of the AANHPI community.

May 8

Affordable Housing Week Proclamation presentation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Affordable Housing Week (May 7-13) proclamation to Kathleen Hosfeld, Executive Director/CEO, Strategy and Change Leadership, Homestead Community Land Trust, and Cliff Cawthon, Advocacy & Policy Manager, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County.

Building Safety Month proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Building Safety Month (May) proclamation to members of the city's Development Services team: (Left to Right): David Hedwall, Eric Petzold, Keith Minter, Rob Shuey, Steven Triplett, Melissa Kamphaus, Rob Thompson, Paul Wong, Scott Mitchell, Donna Locher, Alan Findlay, and Rick Lee.

April 17

Photo of Mayor Pavone presenting the Arbor Day earth Day proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Arbor Day/Earth Day (April 22) proclamation to Ian Gray, the city's Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Manager.

April 10

Photo of Proclamation presentation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 9-15) proclamation to Lora Ueland, director of Valley Communications Center.

April 3

Mayor Pavone presents Benita Horn the proclamation making April 3, 2023, Benita Horn Day in Renton

Mayor Pavone presents Benita Horn the proclamation making April 3, 2023, Benita R. Horn Day in Renton.

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation presentation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) proclamation to Mary Ellen Stone, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center chief executive officer.

 

Volunteer Appreciation Month proclamation presentation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the National Volunteer Month (April) proclamation to Teresa Nishi, the city's parks and recreation volunteer coordinator.

 

February 13

Photo: Black History Month proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the National Black History Month (February) proclamation to Renton Technical College President Dr. Yoshiko Harden (right) and Franchesca ‘Fancy’ Vargas of Elevate PR Management (left).

 

Photo: Benson Bruins Day proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the Benson Bruins Day (Feb. 13) proclamation to Head Coach Chris Vala (left) and Benson Bruins Junior Football and Cheer Club President B. Ron Burroughs (right).

February 6

Ted Rodriguez proclamation and key to the city presentation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents Ted Rodriguez the proclamation designating Feb. 6, 2023, as Ted Rodriguez Day and the Key to the City.

January 23

Proclamation

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents the proclamation designating Jan. 22, 2023, as Lunar New Year Day in Renton to community leaders Duc Tran (right) and Tony Au.

2022 Proclamations

Dec. 12 - Doug Levy Day (Dec. 12)

Nov. 21 - Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26)

Nov. 14 - Veterans Month (November)

Nov. 7 - Valley Medical Center's 75th Anniversary Day (Nov. 9)

Nov. 7 - National Diabetes Month (November)

Oct. 10 - Indigenous Peoples' Day (Oct. 10)

Oct. 10 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Oct.)

Oct. 3 - Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

Sept. 12 - National Recovery Month (Sept.)

Aug. 8 - Farmers Market Week (Aug. 7-13)

July 11 - Parks and Recreation Month (July)

June 27 - Summer Meals Week (June 27-July 1)

June 13 - Juneteenth (June 19)

June 6 - LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

May 23 - Safe Boating and Paddling Week (May 21-27)

May 16 - National Public Works Week (May 15-21)
May 16 - Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)

May 9 - Affordable Housing Week

May 2 - Building Safety Month (May)

April 25 - National Infertility Awareness Week (April 24-30)

April 18 - Kaloni Bolton Day (April 21)
April 18 - Arbor Day-Earth Day (April 23)
April 18 - Stand in Solidarity with Ukraine

April 11 - Education and Sharing Day (April 12)

April 4 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April)
April 4 - Volunteer Appreciation Month (April)

March 9 - Louise George Day (March 9)

Feb. 7 - National Black History Month (February)
Feb. 7 - Lunar New Year Day (Feb. 1)

 

2021 Proclamations

 

Dec. 13 - Randy Corman Day (Dec. 13)

Oct. 4 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sept. 27 - Diaper Needs Awareness Week (Sept. 26-Oct. 3)

Sept. 20 - GEAR UP Week (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)

Sept. 13 - Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry (Sept. 18)
Sept. 13 - National Recovery Month

Aug. 9 - HealthPoint Day

Aug. 2 - Farmers Market Week

June 28 - Parks and Recreation Month

June 14 - Juneteenth 2021

June 7 - National Gun Violence Awareness Day (June 4)
June 7 - LGBTQIA+ Pride Month (June)

May 24 - Safe Boating and Paddling Week

May 17 - National Public Works Week (May 16-22)
May 17 - Mental Health Month

May 10 - Affordable Housing Week (May 10-17)
May 10 - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)
May 10 - Older Americans Month (May)

May 3 - Municipal Clerks Week

April 26 - Día del Niño/Children's Day (April 30)

April 12 - Recognition of Public Safety Telecommunicators as First Responders
April 12 - Arbor Day/Earth Day: April 30, 2021
April 12 - Sikh Heritage Day: April 13, 2021

April 5 - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 5 - April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

March 22 - Education and Sharing Day (March 24)
March 22 - National Safe Place Week (March 21-27)

March 15 - Women's History Month

March 8 - City stands in Support of Washington Residents and Families affected by Farm Bills in India

Feb. 22 - Lunar New Year Day

Feb. 8 - National Black History Month

Jan. 11 - National Mentoring Month

2020 Proclamations

Dec. 7 - Mental Health Awareness Month

Nov. 9 - Renton Census Champions Day (Nov. 9)
Nov. 9 - Veterans Month

Oct. 12 - Affordable Housing Week: Oct. 12 - 16
Oct. 12 - Indigenous Peoples' Day
Oct. 5 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sept. 21 - Diaper Need Awareness Week: Sept. 21 - 27
Sept. 21 - GEAR UP Week: Sept. 21-25
Sept. 14 - National Recovery Month

Aug. 3 - Women's Right to Vote Centennial Anniversary

July 6 - Parks and Recreation Month

June 15 - Juneteenth 2020
June 1 - LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

May 18 - National Public Works Week: May 17-23
May 4 - Public Service Recognition Week: May 3-9
May 4 - Our commitment to an inclusive community that rejects stigma and bias related to COVID-19

April 20 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 13 - National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: April 12-18
April 6 - Duc Tran Day and Recognize Asian Americans in our Community as Renton's Ambassadors
April 6 - Volunteer Month

March 16 - Irish-American Heritage Month
March 16 - National Safe Place Week: March 15-21
March 16 - Emergency Order #2020-2 Prohibiting Enforcement of Motor Vehicle Noise Regulations For Vehicles That Support Retail, Grocery, Pharmaceutical, and Food industries
March 11 - Emergency Order #2000-1 Prohibiting Employees and Contractors Exposed To COVID-19 From City Facilities
March 6 - Proclamation of Local Emergency (COVID-19)
March 2 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

Feb. 24 - Rare Disease Day: Feb. 29, 2020
Feb. 10 - National Black History Month

Jan. 27 - Lunar New Year Week: Jan. 25-Feb. 8, 2020
Jan. 27 - FBLA/PBL Week: Feb. 2-8, 2020
Jan. 13 - National Mentoring Month

2019 Proclamations

Dec. 9 - Denis Law Day
Dec. 9 - Don Persson Day

Nov. 25 - Small Business Saturday

Oct. 21 - Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 14 - Honorary Renton Residents
Oct. 14 - Indigenous Peoples' Day
Oct. 7 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sept. 23 - Diaper Needs Awareness Week
Sept. 16 - Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry
Sept. 16 - National Recovery Month
Sept. 16 - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Aug. 19 - Ready in Renton Month
Aug. 5 - Farmers Market Week

July 8 - Parks and Recreation Month

June 17 - Drum Corps Day: July 6
June 17 - Juneteenth 2019: June 19
June 3 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Pride Month

May 20 - National Public Works Week: May 19-25
May 13 - Affordable Housing Week: May 13-17
May 13 - Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day: May 16
May 6 - Margarita Prentice Day: May 10
May 6 - 50th Anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week: May 5-11
May 6 - National Safe Boating and Paddling Week: May 18-24

April 22 - Arbor Day / Earth Day: April 27
April 15 - Education and Sharing Day: April 16
April 1 - Volunteer Month

March 25 - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
March 25 - National Service Recognition Day: April 2
March 11 - American Legion Centennial Day: March 15

Feb. 11 - Garland Jewelers Day: February 11
Feb. 11 - National Black History Month
Feb. 4 - Renton Heart Month
Feb. 4 - National Children's Dental Health Month

Jan. 14 - National Mentoring Month
Jan. 7 - Human Trafficking Awareness Month

2018 Proclamations

November 19 - Small Business Saturday
November 5 - National Apprenticeship Week
November 5 - DECA month and Lindbergh and Renton DECA Promotional Month

October 22 - Red Ribbon Week 2018
October 22 - Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Week
October 15 - National Business Women's Week 
October 8 - Fire Prevention Week
October 8 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 24 - National Good Neighbor Day 
September 24 - Diaper Need Awareness Week
September 17 - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September 10 - Women on the Rise 
September 10 - National Recovery Month
September 10 - Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry

August 20 - Ready in Renton Month
August 13 - Jerene Battisti Day
August 5 - Farmers Market Week

July 2 - Parks and Recreation Month

June 25 - Drum Core Day
June 19 - Juneteenth Celebration
June 18 - Judy Clibborn Day
June 4 - Secure Your Load Week

May 21 - National Public Works Week 
May 21 - Safe Boating and Paddling Week
May 14 - Home Fire Sprinkler Day 
May 7 - Affordable Housing Week

April 28 - Jay Covington Day
April 28 - Arbor Day/Earth Day Recognition
April 9 - Volunteer Recognition
April 9 -  Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day
April 2 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 26 - Sikh Heritage Day
March 12 - National Girl Scout Week

February 5 - Renton Healthy Heart Month
February 5 - National Children's Dental Health Month

January 22 - Feeding the Hungry of Renton
January 8 - National Mentoring Month

2017 Proclamations

November 20 - Small Business Saturday
November 6 - DECA Month

October 23 - Red Ribbon Week
October 2 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 25 - Fire Prevention Week
September 25 - Diaper Need Awareness Week
September 11 - Women on the Rise Month
September 11 - Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry

August 21 - Ready in Renton Month
August 21 - National Recover Month
August 7 - Farmers Market Week

July 17 - National Night Out
July 10 - Parks and Recreation Month
July 2-8 - Ethiopians Week

June 5 - Gary F. Kohlwes Day

May 22 - Safe Boating and Paddling Week
May 22 - Public Works Week
May 22 - Geraldine Bookrum McQuiller Day
May 15 - Affordable Housing Week
May 8 - Municipal Clerks Week

April 28 - Stand Against Racism Day
April 24 - Arbor Day Earth Day
April 14 - Sikh Heritage Day
April 3 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 27 - Women's History Month
March 2 - Volunteer Month
March 20 - Zanetta Fontes Day
March 6 - Larry Warren Day

February 27 - Renton is an Inclusive City, Spanish
February 6 - National Children's Dental Health Month

January 9 - National Mentoring Month

2016 Proclamations

December 5 - Lindbergh HOSA Week

November 26 - Small Business Saturday
November 14 - National Apprenticeship Week - No Council meeting
November 7 - DECA Promotional Month
November 5 - Margie Williams Helping Hands Center Day - No Council meeting

October 17 - YWCA Week Without Violence
October 17 - Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Week
October 3 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 26 - Fire Prevention Week
September 26 - Diaper Need Awareness Week
September 26 - Community Planning Month
September 19, - Women on the Rise Month
September 19, - National Recovery Month
September 12 - Renton Housing Authority Month
September 12 - Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry

August 31 - KC-135 Aircraft 5-3118 60th Anniversary Day
August 15 - Ready in Renton Month
August 8 - Farmers Market Week
August 1 - National Night Out

July 11 - Parks and Recreation Month

June 27 - Boeing 100th Anniversary Day
June 1 - Puget Sound Regional Services Appreciation Day

May 16 - National Public Works Week
May 16 - Affordable Housing Week
May 2 - Day of Prayer

April 30 - Arbor Day Earth Day
April 14 - Sikh Heritage Day

March 28 - Volunteer Month
March 28 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month
March 24 - Renton Technical College Day

February 22 - World Spay Day
February 22 - Del Mead Day

January 25 - Renton Heart Month
January 16 - Health for Humanity Yogathon
January 16 - Blacks in Government Day
January 11 - National Mentoring Month

2015 Proclamations

November 23 - Small Business Saturday
November 9 - Leadership Eastside Day

October 26 - Community Planning Month
October 19 - YMCA Week Without Violence
October 5 - Housing America Month
October 5 - Fire Prevention Week
October 5 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 28 - Diaper Need Awareness Week
September 14 - National Recovery Month 
September 14 - Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry
September 14 - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

August 13 - Ready in Renton
August 3 - Renton Municipal Arts Commission Month
August 3 - National Night Out
August 3 - Farmers Market Week

June 22 - Parks and Recreation Month
June 19 - Steve Hanson Day (RTC)
June 8 - DECA Day in honor of Ray McCabe

May 18 - Safe Boating Week
May 18 - Public Works Week
May 15 - NW State Association Day of Elks
May 13 - Bridging the Gap - Renton Technical College Foundation
May 4 - Municipal Clerks Week

April 20 - Volunteer Month
April 20 - Stand Against Racism Day
April 20 - Arbor Day Earth Day
April 23 - Nestora Delgado Day

February 2 - Black History Month

January 26 - Renton Heart Month
January 12 - Ann Grinolds Day
January 6 - National Mentoring Month

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