School district, City of Renton win Governor’s Smart Community Award

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced May 29 the winners of the 2014 Smart Communities Awards, which included the Renton School District and the City of Renton for collaborating to build the Meadow Crest Early Learning Center and the inclusive playground located there.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced May 29 the winners of the 2014 Smart Communities Awards, which included the Renton School District and the City of Renton for collaborating to build the Meadow Crest Early Learning Center and the inclusive playground located there.

The award recognizes the achievements by local leaders, who promote smart growth planning and projects that contribute to quality of life in Washington state. The Renton School District was the only school district named in the awards.

“These projects help create and sustain a thriving economic climate and strengthen our ability to lead in the global economy,” said Gov. Inslee. “Washington is a great state in which to live and do business thanks to these examples of leadership and innovation in community planning and development.”

The two Renton entities were cited for their unique partnership and close working relationship that created a bond that has thrived for more than a decade and includes work to market Renton as a destination, a school district release stated.

Sixteen cities, five counties, two ports and the Renton School District received awards for smart growth planning in this year’s awards.

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