Invitation to an open house on city’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan, and more community news…

First of three open houses scheduled

From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 Renton residents are invited to help determine the priorities of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan.

This is the first of three scheduled open houses.

This plan is the city’s road map and it will be updated following community input and emerging trends, according to a media advisory from the city.

The open house will be held at the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway.

The two other open houses are scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at the Renton Pavilion Event Center and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Renton Community Center.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Local firms at home show

The Seattle Home Show will run from Feb. 23 to March 3 at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

A handful of local Renton companies will be showcased at this year’s show including:

■ Air-Care USA Inc.

■ Alpine Gentle Roof Cleaning

■ Aqua Quip

■ Cummins, Inc.

■ Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King Co.

■ Lake Washington Windows & Doors

■ Northwest Log Home Care

■ P & P Local 32

■ Pan Abode Cedar Homes, Inc.

■ Puget Sound Abatement

■ Sakura Stone LLC

■ Seal Team One

■ Sound Door Services

Renton resident reappointed to board

On Feb. 19 it was announced the Metropolitan King County Council unanimously confirmed the reappointment of Mitchell Sheppard, Renton resident, to the board of 4Culture — King County’s cultural development authority.

According to a media release, Sheppard was confirmed at the Feb. 13 meeting and will serve as an executive at-large representative.

His term will run until Dec. 31, 2020.

He is a former commissioner for the Renton Arts Commission and co-owns a video production company in Renton.