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City of Renton Seeks Candidates for Municipal Arts Commission

May 5, 2008

For more information contact:

Jennifer Davis Hayes, Community Development Project Manager 425-430-6589
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569

RENTON- The City of Renton is seeking candidates for two positions on the Renton Municipal Arts Commission. The members will be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to serve three-year terms. Members serve without compensation and need not reside inside the city limits of Renton.

The Commission is composed of twelve members, responsible for promoting and celebrating art and culture in our community.   Its membership includes representatives from many diverse fields, with special interests in architecture, art, music, literature, education and other cultural disciplines.  They recognize the value of artistic and cultural development in our city through the following activities:

  • Supporting cultural arts performances and arts related organizations through annual financial assistance awards.
  • Developing a Five-Year Master Plan for Arts and Culture.
  • Reviewing design, execution and acceptance of works of art funded or otherwise acquired by the city.  Recommending selection of appropriate work of art for 1% for Art projects.
  • Directing maintenance, inspection and rotation of works of art selected and installed for the city.

The Commission meets at Renton City Hall, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. 

To apply for Commission membership, please complete an application. Call 425-430-6575 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. To be considered for appointment to the board, applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2008.