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City of Renton Recognized with State Awards

June 16, 2015
For more information contact:
Terry Higashiyama
, Community Services Administrator, 425-430-6600
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

RENTON, WA—The City of Renton has been recognized for excellence with awards from two statewide organizations in four separate categories–Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA) and Washington State Association of Senior Centers (WSASC).

CS Awards

The City of Renton received two organizational awards from WRPA: the 2015 Cultural Competency/Inclusive Play Award for Meadow Crest Playground, celebrating a program that reaches across cultural boundaries to educate, include, welcome and serve all individuals; and the 2015 Trail and Outdoor Access Award for May Creek Trail, for distinction in parks and recreation facility design and construction. Bonnie Rerecich, retired Manager of the Neighborhoods, Resources and Events Division, was recognized individually by WRPA with their Distinguished Service Award, which honors retired professionals for outstanding service in the field of parks and recreation. Bonnie was with the City of Renton for 40 years in the Community Services department and retired in 2014. Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA) celebrates people, parks and programs for their contributions to the field of parks and recreation in Washington State, and this is the sixth time in ten years that Renton has been recognized by this organization.

Renton Senior Center Recreation Coordinator Debbie Little was recognized as Professional of the Year by WSASC. Debbie has been with the City of Renton for 35 years and at the Renton Senior Center for 27 years. The mission of WSASC is to enhance, educate and support professionals working with the aging population, and they annually honor outstanding individuals, organizations and programs that fulfill that mission.