Our Renton Weekly

Our Renton Weekly
Posted on 01/21/2020
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Our Renton Weekly for January 21, 2020 

On the Cover: Census Ambassadors Program

The city is currently looking for Census Ambassadors to get the word out and help educate our community on the 2020 Census. Ambassadors must live in Renton, be proficient in English (or bilingual), have basic computer skills, and interpersonal communication skills. Pay is $25 per hour and hours vary beginning in February through May 2020.

For those interested in becoming an ambassador, make sure to attend the Census Ambassadors Intro Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Renton Downtown Library. If you are unable to attend, please contact the city’s census program manager Ginna Hernández for more info.

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City Council Update

The Renton City Council did not meet on Monday, Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The council will reconvene at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27.

Meetings are streamed online and on Channel 21.

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City Council applications due on Wednesday

The city is now accepting applications for position 2 on the city council. Position 2 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.

Renton Regional Fire Authority Truck50+: Coffee with a Firefighter

For the first time, Renton Regional Fire Authority is hosting Coffee with a Firefighter for those age 50+ at the Renton Senior Activity Center from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Get your burning questions answered with some coffee and conversation. 

Helping HandsFree Immigration Legal Clinics

This Saturday, Jan. 25 the West African Community Council of Seattle is offering free immigration legal services at the Renton Highlands Library. This service is open to residents of Renton, Kent, Des Moines and Auburn by appointment only. Call 206-636-9882 Wednesday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. to schedule an appointment or send an email for more information.  

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Hoop Shoot

This Sunday, Jan. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Renton Community Center, put your free throw game to the test at Hoop Shoot! During this free event, participants will shoot free throws and compete in separate age and gender divisions: 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age and gender division. Pre-register now for course #7795.

Sargent Christy Mathews with seniors

50+: Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop is back! Join us for the first Coffee with a Cop of the year at the Renton Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Those age 50+ are welcome to the coffee bar to chat with Renton Police Officers and learn something new. 


Events in Renton

eless 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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