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City of Renton Seeks Candidates for Advisory Commission on Diversity

September 12, 2008

For more information contact:

Jerry Rerecich, Recreation Director, Community Services Department 425-430-6600
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569

RENTON: The City of Renton is seeking candidates for one position on the Advisory Commission on Diversity. This member will be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to serve a two-year term. Members serve without compensation and must reside inside the city limits of Renton.

The Commission is composed of nine members, responsible for promoting and celebrating diversity in our community.  They recognize the value of diversity in our city and are dedicated to:

• Promoting understanding by including our diverse community in the process of city government.
• Promoting an atmosphere for diverse participation in civic and other activities, by working with local organizations to identify and remove obstacles that may prevent participation.
• Providing opportunities to celebrate diversity, and learn about significant and emerging issues. 
• Advising and providing information to the Mayor, Council, staff, Commissions, and Boards to foster a commitment to diversity.

The Commission meets at Renton City Hall, 1055 South Grady Way, on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

To apply, send a completed application to the Mayor’s Office, City of Renton, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057.  Call 425-430-6600 for an application or download one from the Boards and Commissions webpage at rentonwa.gov. Applications are also available at the Mayor’s office on the 7th floor of Renton City Hall, or at the Liberty Park Community Building, 1101 Bronson Way North in Renton. The deadline to submit the application is 5:00 p.m., October 17, 2008 . The interview process will begin November 2008.

For more information, please call 425-430-6600 or visit rentonwa.gov.