Renton’s Equity Commission seeks applicants to fill youth vacancy

Applicants must be between 18-25 years of age at the time of appointment.

The city of Renton’s Equity Commission is accepting applications for a vacant youth position. The youth representative must be between 18-25 at the time of appointment.

“Serving on the commission is an excellent opportunity to learn about equity and inclusion, local government, and the benefits of volunteerism,” the city said of the position. “In addition, the commission needs the perspective of a youth member regarding the importance, need, and impact of providing access to equitable services and processes for children and young adults.”

Youth members are eligible for community service hours.

The Renton Equity Commission comprises nine members, including this youth position. Members must live within the Renton city limits.

Members represent the city’s diverse nature, including but not limited to ethnicity, race, age, gender, faith, gender identity and expression, and profession.

Commission members assist city staff in updating current practices, policies, and procedures based on their impact on equity and the community.

Commission recommendations will provide specific actions to resolve identified inequities. In addition, commission members will often analyze local and regional socio-economic data to discuss impacts and make recommendations on how the city can better meet the needs of our community.

The mayor appoints members to three-year terms or until the current term to which they are appointed expires.

The Renton Equity Commission meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are in person, but commissioners may attend remotely if needed.

Applications are on the city’s website at The first review of applications is on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, and will be conducted orally by staff and the commission chair.

All applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.