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Friday, March 17, 2023 | Vol. VIII | Issue 8

Parks & Recreation Department Seasonal Hiring

The Parks and Recreation Department is hiring for various summer positions for Henry Moses Aquatic Center (HMAC), Maplewood Golf Course, parks, and camps. Below is a brief description of available positions. In addition, our website contains complete job descriptions, requirements, physical demands, work environment, and selection process.

Applications for all positions are reviewed as they are received, so apply today.

Guest Services

Welcome customers to Henry Moses Aquatic Center, process entrance and rental fees, and assist customers and lifeguards in various ways. This position involves frequent interactions and communication with the public, so excellent customer service is required.

Hourly Rates/Requirements

Guest Services 1: $15.75 / At least 16 years old

Guest Services 2: $16 - $16.50 / At least 18 years old

Guest Services 3: $20 - $24 / At least 18 years old


A seasonal job opportunity for currently certified lifeguards (or those interested in becoming certified) at Henry Moses Aquatics Center and the beaches at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and Kennydale Beach Park. Situational awareness and excellent customer service are required.

Hourly Rates/Requirements

Lifeguard 1: $17 – $19.50 / At least 15 years of age

Lifeguard 2: $20 – $22 / At least 15 years of age and minimum 3 years experience as a Lifeguard 1

Lifeguard 3: $23 – $25/ At least 15 years of age and minimum 3 years experience as a Lifeguard 2

Golf Course – Outside Service

Provide cart attendance, monitor the driving range, and provide on-course marshal services at Maplewood Golf Course. Our outside service attendants are vital to ensuring golfers leave the course with a feeling of organization, safety, and the desire to return to play.

Hourly Rates/Requirements

Outside Service: $15.75 - $18.00 / At least 16 years of age.

Golf Course – Laborer

Assist grounds maintenance staff with setting up and maintaining Maplewood Golf Course. Work is performed outside. Applicants may be able to work nine months between March and November.

Hourly Rates/Requirements

$16 - $20 / At least 16 years of age

Golf Course – Pro Shop Counter Staff

Assist customers in the Pro Shop at Maplewood Golf Course. The schedule varies; hours can range from 16 – 40 hours per week through November.

Hourly Rates/Requirements

Outside Service: $15.75 – $19 / At least 18 years of age and at least 1 year of retail experience.

Parks Laborer or Boat Launch Attendant

These seasonal positions maintain city parks and trails and assist at the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park boat launch. Applicants may work up to a six-month duration between April and October, working part-time or up to 40 hours per week.

Hourly Rates/Requirements

Outside Service: $20 – $25 / Must possess a valid driver's license.

Recreation Leader 1,2,3 - Summer Day Camp

Recreation Leaders assist our recreation program coordinator and other city staff with planning, preparing, and implementing field trips, the set-up and take down of special events, crafts, music, games, and STEM instruction for youth aged 6-17. This position is also responsible for security, and general cleaning of the facility.

Hourly Rates/Requirements

Recreation Leader 1: $15 / At least 16 years of age

Recreation Leader 2: $16 – $17 / At least 17 years of age and minimum 3 years experience, previous work or volunteer experience in recreation, teaching, or day camp environment.

Recreation Leader 3: $20 – $25 / At least 18 years of age (some positions may require at least 21) and 4 – 8 years of previous work, or volunteer, experience related to the designated or assigned recreation program.

The City of Renton is committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take great pride in promoting collaboration and teamwork in a positive environment while providing high-quality services to the community.

Our application process is anonymous. This prevents hiring managers from seeing personal identifiers, including names, addresses, and similar information. In addition, this process eliminates the possibility of unintentional or implicit bias during the screening of applications. Because of this process, please do not attach documents to your application. This includes a cover letter or resume. Instead, please submit a complete and detailed job application.


Graphic: 2023 State of the City

2023 State of the City is Tuesday

Mayor Armondo Pavone presents his State of the City address on Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 South 2nd St. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with light refreshments. Tickets for this free event can be reserved at


Neighborhood Forum

Join the conversation; Neighborhood Forum

The city’s Neighborhood Program invites Renton residents interested in Neighborhood leadership to its inaugural Neighborhood Forum on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center (211 Burnett Ave N).

Forum attendees will learn more about and discuss available city resources, including the Matching Grant Fund and the online engagement portal. A light lunch will be served, and free childcare will be provided. We do ask that you pre-register so we have an accurate count.

Our Neighborhood Program is committed to improving quality-of-life standards in Renton through initiatives designed to improve physical and social livability. To effectively serve the unique needs of our increasingly diverse community, it coordinates directly with individual neighborhoods to develop engagement and experiences.


Cedar Hills Landfill Meeting

County hosts update on Cedar Hills Landfill

King County’s Solid Waste Division will host an in-person meeting to learn and ask questions about plans for the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. The meeting is Wednesday, March 29, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Maywood Middle School (14490 168th Ave SE).

The presentation and discussion will include current and planned construction projects, environmental monitoring, and operational activities. An update will also be provided on Bio Energy Washington's renewable energy plant.

Language interpreters and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided when requested at least one week before the meeting by calling 206-477-4466 or 711 TTY Relay.


Renton Police Department Distribute 300 Steering Wheel Locks

Renton PD distributes over 300 steering wheel locks

Renton Police Department, in cooperation with Kia Motors and Hyundai USA, distributed more than 300 steering wheel locks last month to help prevent thefts. The two companies donated the locks, which were handed out to owners of 2021 and older Hyundai models with key ignitions and any model Kia.

To further protect owners, Kia and Hyundai have pushed out a software update to resolve the issue in response to vehicle thefts. Owners have approximately 18 months to download the software to their vehicles. After that, owners must contact their local dealership (or go online to their customer care portal) to inquire if their vehicle qualifies for the update.


Photo of Renton Firefighters

RRFA raises over $16,000 for LLS

Congratulations to the 17 Renton Regional Fire Authority firefighters who participated in the annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Firefighter Stairclimb. The firefighters climbed 69 floors (1,345 steps) in full gear to the top of Columbia Center on March 12 to raise money for LLS. Every member completed the climb, and the team raised over $16,500. Across the country, 2,000 firefighters took part in the annual event.

Upcoming Events & Activities

Mondays – Free Community Grocery Store, St. Matthews Church (1700 Edmonds Ave NE), Mondays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Presented by Sustainable Renton.

Free Museum Days – First Wednesday and third Saturday monthly, Renton History Museum (235 Mill Ave. S), 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

March 18 – Renton Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling, Renton Pavilion Event Center (223 Burnett Ave. S), 5 - 9 p.m.

March 19 – Music Sings, Music Dances, Renton City Concert Band, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center (400 S. Second St.), 2 – 4 p.m. Tickets: $10 (adults), $7 (Students & 50+ Seniors). Tickets can be purchased at Renton Community Center (1715 SE Maple Valley Hwy), Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center, and at the door on the performance day.

March 21 – Mayor Armondo Pavone’s State of the City Address, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center (400 S. Second St.), 6 p.m. Reserve free tickets.

March 21 – Arts Grant Workshop, Renton Highlands Library (2801 NE 10th St.), 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Open to all levels of artist. Receive guidance on the application process, eligibility requirements, and other important details related to the grant program.

April 1 – Downtown Spring Clean, Cheers (201 Williams Ave. S), 9 – 11 a.m. Renton Downtown Partnership. Register online.

Erasmus Celebration Events

April 1 to 15 Dragon Scavenger Hunt. Four (4) precious dragon eggs are hidden across the city. Register to receive the clues and use your keen eye, sharp wit, and courage to find them. The hunt ends when all four eggs have been found. Winners receive their prizes on April 15.

April 2 Renton Downtown Dragon Pub Crawl, Rain City Market (700 S. 3rd St.), 1-4 p.m. Visit multiple stops (locations to come) for samples and specials in downtown. Tickets include a commemorative cup and a taste or drink specials. Tickets are $20 and increase to $25 on March 1. 

April 15 – Dragon Dash 5K/10K Fun Run & Walk, 10 a.m. Open to competitive and fun runners, walkers, and families. Start downtown at Erasmus (826 S 3rd St.) and end at Henry Moses Aquatic Center. Early bird registration is open. Cost: $28 for 5K; $38 for 10K. Register before April 7 and receive a long-sleeved t-shirt. 

April 15Shredathon and Rx Prescription Drug Take Back, Renton Memorial Stadium (405 Logan Ave. N), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

April 20 – June 1Renton Emergency Management CERT classes, Renton Regional Fire Authority Station 14 (1900 Lind Ave SW 98057), 6-9 p.m. from April 20 to June 1. Final drill, Saturday, June 3, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register by April 14 online using the keyword CERT. Ages 18 and up.

April 22 – Arbor Day/Earth Day Volunteer event, Cedar River Trail Extension (64 Logan Ave S.), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register online.

May 13Metal & Styrofoam Recycling, Renton Technical College Parking Lot, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Non-perishable food items collected for distribution to Renton-area food banks.

June 10Mattress, Box Spring, Cardboard Styrofoam & Tire Recycling, Renton Technical College Parking Lot, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Non-perishable food items collected for distribution to Renton-area food banks.

Sept. 9Styrofoam & Document Shred Recycling, Renton Technical College Parking Lot, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Non-perishable food items collected for distribution to Renton-area food banks.


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In other news

A recap of news posted on the city’s social media accounts. You can find us (@cityofrenton) on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter. Renton residents can also find us on Nextdoor.


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Arts in Renton

Boards, Committees, and Commissions openings

CERT spring classes start on April 20

City Council (agendas, documents and meeting videos)  

Parks Projects (Arnold, Coulon, Kiwanis)

Pet Microchipping (Free) for Renton residents

Rainier Avenue S Phase 4  construction project

Recreation Guide (current classes, activities, leagues & events for January to April)

Report issues via Renton Responds

Traffic Projects (impactful traffic projects)

Mayor's Newsletter wins National NAGC Award

NAGC national first place award

The Mayor's Newsletter has been awarded a 2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award for First Place for External Newsletters by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC).

The committee looked at submissions from all over the country and judged them on purpose, goals, objectives, target audience, and special factors.

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