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Our Renton Weekly for Jan. 14, 2020

Our Renton Weekly for January 14, 2020 

On the Cover: Coffee with a Firefighter

For the first time, Renton Regional Fire Authority is hosting a series of Coffee with a Firefighter events for seniors. The first one will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Renton Senior Activity Center. Get your burning questions answered and learn how you can best protect yourself and your home.

Plus, don’t forget to register for a CPR / AED / First Aid class offered by Renton RFA, in partnership with Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority and Valley Regional Fire Authority. Classes are offered throughout the year and are available in Spanish.

Kathy Ulrich from Communities in Schools of Renton-TukwilaCity Council Meeting Update

During last night’s city council meeting, Mayor Pavone proclaimed January as National Mentoring Month. Kathy Ulrich, Development Director from Communities in Schools of Renton-Tukwila (pictured left), accepted the proclamation.

Empty Council Chambers
Council Vacancy - Apply Now

The Renton City Council is looking to fill a vacancy for Position 2, which was held by current Mayor Armondo Pavone. Applicants must meet certain criteria.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Dog with pet licenseNew Year - Renew Your Licenses!

With the start of the New Year comes a long list of to dos, but don’t forget about your pet! Every Renton resident is required to license their dogs and cats aged four months and older. Licenses must be renewed annually and can be done online with the pet’s license number found on the collar tag.

Are you a Renton business owner? Renew your business license online. Licenses must be renewed annually for businesses operating in or engaging in business within the City of Renton limits. Learn more about the business license requirements. 


 “At the Movies” with Winter Prep Tips

Even though Renton was not hit with the snow storm that affected our neighbors to the north over the weekend, our Public Works crew is ready for any amount of snow this winter.  If snow impacts Renton, our Public Works crew asks that you do your part in helping our community stay safe. The video gives helpful tips on what to do when a plow truck covers your driveway with snow.

50+ Senior Speaker Series GraphicFree 50+ Speaker Series for Seniors

Every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Renton Senior Activity Center, those age 50+ can enjoy speakers presenting on a variety of topics. The free series includes topics such as brain boot camp, senior housing, diabetes prevention and more.

Register for as many sessions as you want online, in-person at the Senior Center or by calling 425-430-6633.

Homeless Community Resource Event

Homeless Community Resource Event - Canceled

The Renton Downtown Library will be closed until 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, Jan. 15 so this event has been canceled. 

Renton Senior Activity CenterNewcomers Hour at the Renton Senior Activity Center

Join us at the Renton Senior Activity Center for this month’s Newcomers Hour on Friday, Jan. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. where you can meet the staff and learn about all the exciting activities available. 

Martin Luther King Jr.

City Facilities Closed on Jan. 20 

All city facilities will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. City facilities will reopen on Jan. 21.

Apply now as a U.S. Census TakerCensus Jobs in Renton

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring Census Takers in Renton! Be part of history as we aim to make all of Renton count. Wages in King County are competitive and hours are flexible. Apply now

On Saturday, Jan. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Renton Downtown Library, the city's census program manager Ginna Hernandez will provide more information about becoming a Census Taker. Pay is $25 / hour with training included and a flexible schedule. Join this info session and have your questions answered! 


Events in Renton

Power Poles before and afterHomeless Community Resource Events

Every Wednesday in 2020, the Renton Village of Hope will be hosting Homeless Community Resource Events at the Renton Downtown Library. The first one this year is on Jan. 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and focuses on housing and shelter information. 

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