At the regular Monday meeting on Nov. 21, the Renton City Council unanimously elected Councilmember Valerie O’Halloran as city council president for 2023.
The councilmembers also unanimously elected Ed Prince as council president pro-tem.
As council president, Councilmember O’Halloran will set the agendas and conduct the Committee of the Whole meetings that precede the full city council meetings. The president pro-tem runs the meeting in the president’s absence.
Councilmember O’Halloran is in her first term on the council and currently serves as chair of the Finance Committee. Earlier this year, she earned the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership for completing more than 60 hours of training and demonstrated local community service.
She also serves on the Renton Regional Fire Authority Governance Board, Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee, King County Flood District Advisory Committee, the I-405/I-167 Executive Advisory Group and WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council.
Councilmember O’Halloran will take over the president’s duties from Councilmember Ryan McIrvin. Both she and Councilmember Prince begin serving their new roles in January.