Downtown

The Renton Downtown Partnership is currently looking for volunteers for the following committees:

  • Promotion: responsible for driving traffic downtown through events and promotional campaigns. This committee meets once a month. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours.
  • Organization: responsible for planning fundraising events, recruiting and retaining volunteers, and creating EDA promotional campaigns. This committee meets once a month. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours.
  • Design: responsible for the beautification of downtown. This committee manages the downtown planters and street furniture, roofline lighting, pedestrian safety, and events like Downtown Clean Up and Downtown Planter Day. This committee typically meets the fourth Friday of the month. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours.
  • Economic Vitality: responsible for supporting businesses downtown through projects like the new business packet, vacant storefront strategy, pop up shops, and more. This committee meets once a month. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours.

Responsibilities of Committee Members:

• Commit to at least one year of service
• Commit to monthly committee meetings and to subcommittee meetings if appropriate
• Works 3 to 5 hours per month outside of committee meetings
• Attend all training sessions
• Read selected orientation materials
• Learn about the Main Street Approach® to downtown revitalization
• Recruit/orient new members
• Prepare in advance for meetings
• Cooperatively draft an annual work plan
• Take responsibility for projects
• Always present the organization positively to the public

Helpful experience:

  • Working on a team
  • Event planning
  • Networking
  • Understanding of downtown
  • Understanding of the EDA
  • Marketing / public relations
  • Fundraising

Expectations:

  • Attend the majority of committee meetings (being proactive about communicating absences)
  • Participating in projects, moving them along in and outside of meetings
  • Volunteer during project implementation or events throughout the year
  • Be kind, open to other’s ideas and feedback, and have fun!

Fill out the volunteer form and select the committee(s) you want to learn more about.