November 29, 2012
NEW — 11:45 a.m. Nov. 29, 2012
Renton School District Superintendent Mary Alice Heuschel will join Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s administration as chief of staff when he takes office Jan. 16.
In a statement announcing her new position, Heuschel said that few opportunities could entice her from her current post, but the call to serve at the state level provides her an enormous opportunity to lead, impact public education and to help reform state government.
“Renton, the community and the school district, will always have a very special place in my heart,” she said in the statement. “It has become my family.” Read more
November 27, 2012
NEW — 7:05 p.m. Nov. 27, 2012
Community members are invited to join city staff members in participating in a food and gift drive to benefit Hopelink, a local nonprofit organization that serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities.
Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all community members.
The city will collect donations of nonperishable food and gifts for children and teens until Dec. 13.
Suggested gifts include warm clothing, batteries, preschool toys, children’s craft kits or art supplies, toy cars and children’s books.
Donations can be dropped off in bins just outside the elevators of City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200.
Learn more by calling Aleta Phillips at 649-4444.