Mayor Pavone appointed to Sound Cities Association Board of Directors

Mayor Pavone appointed to Sound Cities Association Board of Directors
Posted on 02/09/2023
Mayor Armondo Pavone

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City of Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone appointed to Sound Cities Association Board of Directors

Pavone to serve throughout 2024; set to represent interests of South King County cities including Renton within the organization

Sound Cities Association Board of DirectorsRENTON, WA (FEBRUARY 9, 2023) – City of Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone has accepted his appointment to the Sound Cities Association (SCA) Board of Directors. He will serve a two-year term, throughout 2023 and 2024.

"This expanded role with Sound Cities Association represents a terrific opportunity to continue advocacy for projects that benefit the needs of Renton residents and those living in the South Sound area," said Mayor Pavone. "I appreciate the work Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince has done in his past role on the Board of Directors for SCA. I look forward to serving and continuing Renton's voice within the Board in the coming year."

SCA provides a voice for King County cities through leadership in economic and community development, transportation, land use, health, government operations, the environment, education, public safety, social welfare, and other public policy issues.

"We're pleased to welcome Mayor Armondo Pavone to the Board of Directors for the Sound Cities Association. His work over the past three years on policy as part of the Association's Public Issues Committee has been invaluable. We look forward to his contributions as a board member," said SCA President and Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro.

Sound Cities Association's Board of Directors oversees general activities and establishes broad policies and objectives. In addition, they adopt policy positions, ensure effective organizational planning, recommend the annual budget to the membership, establish the association's mission and purpose, and determine and monitor the association's programs and services while enhancing its public image.

The Association's Board of Directors includes four from the South Caucus (including Renton); four from the North Caucus; one from the Snoqualmie Valley Caucus; one from the South Valley Caucus; the Past President of the Board; the Public Issues Committee (PIC) Chair; and the City Manager/Administrator representative.

Pavone is in the fourth year of his first term as Mayor of Renton, winning election in November 2019. In addition to serving on the Sound Cities Association Board, he serves as an Executive Member on the Puget Sound Regional Council, on the Valley Communications Center (ValleyCom) Board, as an SCA Alternate for the Regional Policy Committee, and on the Administrative Board for SCORE (South Correctional Entity).

Before serving as mayor, Pavone served six years on the Renton City Council from 2014-2019, serving as Council President in 2017 and on the Renton Regional Fire Authority Board. His volunteer work includes roles with Communities in Schools of Renton-Tukwila, the Renton Regional Community Foundation Board, and Renton Rotary.

Mayor Pavone is a fourth-generation Renton resident. His father, John Pavone, retired after serving 25 year on the Renton Police Department. He has also been a Renton bussiness owner since 1985. With their business partner Franco Phillips, Pavone and his wife Angela own and operate The Melrose Grill in Downtown Renton. He attended Shoreline Community College and is a Renton High School Graduate. Mayor Pavone lives on Renton Hill with his wife and two sons.

About the City of Renton

The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 107,500 (2022), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace, and favorable business climate have attracted nationally recognized companies wishing to provide employees and their families with an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, Super Bowl Champion (2014) Seattle Seahawks, two-time (2016 & 2019) MLS champion and CONCACAF Champion (2022) Seattle Sounders FC (in 2024), and the eternal resting place of rock icon Jimi Hendrix. You can find more information can be found on our website, news releases, or Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages.

About Sound Cities Association

The Sound Cities Association (SCA) represents 38 cities of King County and provides a voice for over one million people. SCA was founded in the 1970’s to help cities act locally and partner regionally to create vital, liveable communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support and networking. The Vision Statement for SCA is to “capitalize on the diversity of our cities to lead policy change to make the Puget Sound region the best in the world.”


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