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City of Renton Seeks Candidates for Advisory Commission on Diversity

March 24, 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, Renton, WA, on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 8:30 p.m. 

To apply for Commission membership, please complete an application. Call 425-430-6600 for an application or download one from the Boards and Commissions webpage at Applications are also available at Renton City Hall, 7th Floor Mayor’s Office, or at the Liberty Park Community Building, 1101 Bronson Way North in Renton. To be considered for appointment to the board, applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on April 21, 2008.  Interviews will be scheduled during the first week of May 2008.