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City of Renton Seeks Candidates for Library Advisory Board

May 11, 2010

For more information contact:

Terry Higashiyama, Community Services Administrator 425-430-6600
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569

RENTON— The City of Renton is seeking candidates for five positions on the Library Advisory Board. The members will be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to serve a five-year term. Members serve without compensation and must reside inside the city limits of Renton.

The newly formed Library Advisory Board shall consist of five members who will serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council, the King County Library Board, and local library officials. They will provide input regarding the scope and quality of library services provided by the King County Library System (KCLS) to the residents of Renton, and will represent the city's interests before the KCLS Board.

At the request of KCLS, the board will:

  • Participate in studies related to the maintenance, management and acquisition of library buildings, property and equipment.
  • Make recommendations to the KCLS board regarding programs in order to meet the needs of Renton residents.
  • Promote the understanding and observance of rules and regulations related to the use of the library.

To apply, please send a completed application to the Mayor’s Office, City of Renton, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057.  Please call 425-430-6600 for an application or download one from the Boards and Commissions webpage at Applications are also available at the Mayor’s office on the 7th floor of Renton City Hall, or at the Renton and Highlands libraries.  The deadline to submit the application is 5:00 p.m., June 11, 2010. 

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