Downtown

Volunteer to Become a Member of the Renton Downtown Partnership Board!

The deadline to apply is rolling.  Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis. 

Board Responsibilities:
Our board has the final responsibility for the success or failure of the downtown revitalization program. It is responsible for all of the finances of the organization and establishes program policy. Our board is responsible for maximizing volunteer involvement in the downtown revitalization effort. Collectively, our board makes decisions about the program’s direction and monitors progress on a regular basis. It sets priorities, and makes decisions about the program’s political stance. It oversees the work of the Executive Director, has the primary responsibility for raising money for the program, and supports the work of the standing committees by volunteering time and expertise in support of their efforts. Our board of directors is also responsible for fulfilling the legal and financial requirements in the conduct of our business affairs as a non-profit organization.

Individual Responsibilities:
• Learn about and promote the purpose and activities of our downtown revitalization organization and the Main Street Approach® whenever appropriate and possible.
• Attend regular monthly meetings of the board or to notify staff when absence is necessary.
• Actively participate on at least one standing committee.
• Actively participate in specific activities or projects promoted by the board which may include:
     -fundraising,
     -volunteer recruitment,
     -representation on behalf of the program at meetings and/or events, and
     -attend trainings and workshops.
• Make an annual contribution.
• Stay informed about the purpose and activities of the downtown program in order to effectively participate in board decisions and fulfill responsibilities.

The RDP Board meets in person every third Monday of the month at 5:30pm for 60-90 minutes. Board members should be prepared to contribute 4-10 hours a month to the program.

Prior nonprofit leadership experience is preferred, but is not necessary. Current RDP volunteers and residents or businesses owners in the downtown area are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in helping guide downtown revitalization efforts by helping lead our organization and are willing to commit to the above responsibilities, please fill out the application by clicking the button below: