Contact Information
Armondo Pavone
Renton, WA 98057

As chief executive officer of the city, the mayor is in charge of all departments and employees, with authority to designate assistants and department heads. The mayor is responsible for general supervision of the administration of city government and all city interest, ensuring all laws and ordinances are faithfully enforced; that law and order is maintained in the city. The mayor also serves on various regional commissions, councils, committees and boards; and meets with local and regional government officials to represent the city’s interest in conferences, discussions and negotiations.


Head and shoulders photo of Mayor Armondo PavoneI would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Renton community for trusting me as your new mayor.

We all want Renton to be safe and healthy and have a welcoming atmosphere where people choose to live. I am committed to leading us in that endeavor. Together we have an amazing opportunity to make Renton evolve from a drive-through city to a “drive-to” city.

I decided to run for city council in 2013 and then for mayor in 2019 to continue the great work that has been done over the past decade by former Mayor Denis Law, and to give back to a community that has given so much to me and my family.

I see our future as building a more inclusive, informed city with opportunities for all. Renton is one of the most diverse communities in our region and a trusted, effective and relevant government must rely on partnership with our community to ensure that each voice is heard and respected. 

In order to accomplish our vision of creating a center of opportunity where families and businesses thrive, it will take each one of you, working alongside your city government to tackle the issues we will face in our future. We must create a city where everyone has a safe place to call home. I will be intently focused on public safety, affordable housing and promoting a vibrant economy to accomplish this. We must also boldly and aggressively work to alleviate traffic congestion on city streets that comes with Renton being a hub of vitality in the Puget Sound Region.

I want each of you to know that I am proud of the relationship and partnership that I have built with your city council. As a former councilmember, I have both understanding and respect for the role council plays in ensuring you have a responsive and effective government. We, as elected officials, are all committed to delivering excellent service through innovation. 

Our goal is that you will feel this every time you interact with one of our employees.

It is also my goal to be out and about in the community and connect with you in various ways. To keep informed on the most up-to-date news and information, please also subscribe to my weekly digital newsletter and other city social media channels.

Mayor's Update

  • November 5, 2021 - Renton’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion leads to several impactful initiatives
  • October 1, 2021 - Human Services Funding: City Council increases Human Services budget almost three-fold; approves three projects through HB 1590
  • August 31, 2021 - Solera is the cornerstone of our ongoing redevelopment of the Sunset area
  • June 22, 2021 - Support Housing: Mayor Pavone and county executive announce Renton hotel is part of Health Through Housing initiative

  • March 19, 2021 - Investing in our community: need, shelter, funding, partnership, service
  • Dec. 18, 2020 - City Council passes emergency ordinance for interim zoning controls




April 20, 2021 - Mayor Pavone's statement on verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial

March 22, 2021 - Mayor, governor and community leaders stand against racial violence

Feb. 26, 2021 - Statement from Mayor Pavone & City Council President Corman condemning hate speech

Dec. 18, 2020 - Mayor's Update: City Council passes emergency ordinance for interim zoning controls

Nov. 18, 2020 - Statement from Mayor Pavone regarding Boeing 737 MAX 

July 2, 2020 - Renton is doing its part to help homeless during the COVID-19 crisis

June 3, 2020 - Mayor Pavone's remarks at the prayer vigil for George Floyd 

June 1, 2020 - Mayor Pavone's statement on protests

April 29, 2020 - Mayor Pavone's statement regarding Boeing’s layoff and the production of Boeing 737 MAX

COVID-19 Updates


July 17 - City passes emergency ordinance making it easier for small businesses to sell goods and advertise.

July 1 - City to begin distribution of 20,000 masks free to residents

July 1 - City makes almost $1.4 million available to Renton small businesses by COVID-19. Apply online for CARES Act funding by July 30.

June 30 - City issues Finding of City Code Violations to King County’s Renton Red Lion Inn De-Intensification Shelter

April 17 - Renton increases support to small businesses

April 16 - City of Renton, King County: Renton ideal location for COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing facility 

March 25 - City closes outdoor recreational facilities

March 22 - Mayors urge residents to follow best practices.

March 20 - Emergency Order #2020-3: Supporting State Moratorium On Residential Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent

March 16 - Emergency Order #2020-2: Prohibiting Enforcement of Motor Vehicle Noise Regulations For Vehicles That Support Retail, Grocery, Pharmaceutical, and Food industries

March 13 - Municipal Court continues all non-essential hearings

March 12 - Mayor's Newsletter: City takes action to address COVID-19

March 11 - Emergency Order #2000-1: Prohibiting Employees and Contractors Exposed To COVID-19 From City Facilities

March 11 - City Council to conduct March meetings via teleconference

March 6 - Mayor's Newsletter: COVID-19 has impacted all of us

March 6 - Renton takes action in response to COVID-19

March 6 - Mayor Pavone issues Proclamation of Local Emergency

February 29 - Update on coronavirus from Mayor Pavone

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