Renton councilmember finishes municipal leadership program, and more community news…

Councilmember receives certificate

Renton councilmember Ruth Pérez was recently awarded an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.

The certificate program recognizes officials for accomplishing training in four core areas, according to a media release.

Those four areas include roles, responsibilities and legal requirements, public sector resource management, community planning and development and effective local leadership.

The release stated there are currently 121 elected officials across the state who have received this certificate, including Renton Mayor Denis Law.

Seahawk in Super Bowl campaign

Seattle Seahawk Naz Jones is one of 12 NFL stars featured in Verizon’s “The Team That Wouldn’t Be Here” campaign.

According to a media release, the NFL athletes discuss their life changing experiences along with first responders who have helped them.

To view Jones’ story, visit https://youtu.be/rIel7O7QtPo.

Film screening Feb. 16

Beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 attendees at the Renton Library will be able to screen “Tumbbad.”

The film takes place in a rural village of Tumbbad in 1912 where a decaying mansion hides an ancestral fortune guarded by something ancient, sinister and monstrous.

The film is in Hindi but includes English subtitles.

The screening is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

Renton Prep research presented at BETT 2019

Michelle Zimmerman from Renton Prep presented to more than 200 at the BETT Show in London, England Jan. 23.

According to a Facebook post, she spoke on the school’s transformation, experiential learning on field trips, communication, collaboration and how technology can help support young people.

Lindbergh swim finishes undefeated

The Eagles boys swim team finished the season undefeated in league play with a 11-0 record.

In the past three seasons, the boys swim team has gone 32-1 in the South Puget Sound League.

Combined with the Lindbergh girls team, the Eagles are 71-1 in three years.

The boys finished the season with a 106-80 win over Fife Jan. 24.

The SPSL 2A dive meet begins today, Friday, Feb. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Lindbergh.

The SPSL 2A league meet is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Hazen.

City searches for advisory board candidates

The city of Renton is looking for candidates to serve on the Senior Citizen Advisory Board.

According to a media release, the board acts in an advisory capacity to community services staff, mayor and city council on matters of interest to senior citizens in the community.

Seniors in the community who are 50 years old or older are welcome to apply. New members are elected by the current board’s nominating committee and will serve a three year term.

Members serve without compensation and must attend a monthly meeting on the first Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the Renton Senior Activity Center.

To apply, visit rentonwa.gov/bcc or call 425-430-6632 to have one mailed. Applications are also available at the senior center.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 15.

For more information contact Debbie Little at 425-430-6632 or by email at dlittle@rentonwa.gov.

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