Contact Information
Armondo Pavone
Renton, WA 98057

As chief executive officer of the city, the mayor is in charge of all departments and employees, with authority to designate assistants and department heads. The mayor is responsible for general supervision of the administration of city government and all city interest, ensuring all laws and ordinances are faithfully enforced; that law and order is maintained in the city. The mayor also serves on various regional commissions, councils, committees and boards; and meets with local and regional government officials to represent the city’s interest in conferences, discussions and negotiations.


Head and shoulders photo of Mayor Armondo PavoneIt is my honor and privilege to serve Renton as mayor.

We all want Renton to be safe and healthy and have a welcoming atmosphere where people choose to live. I am committed to leading us in that endeavor. Together, we have an amazing opportunity to have a hand in Renton’s evolution from a drive-through city to a “drive-to” city.

I first ran for city council in 2013 and for mayor in 2019 to build on the great work accomplished in the decade prior, and to continue to give back to a community that has given so much to me and my family. As a lifelong Rentonite, this community is where I live, work, and raise my family. The choices that move us all forward impact my own family as much as each of yours.

Our future lies in building an inclusive, informed city with opportunities for all. Renton is one of the most diverse communities in our region, and our diversity and experience lie our strengths. A trusted, effective, and relevant government is built on strong relationships, working to ensure that each voice is heard and respected.

To accomplish our vision of creating a center of opportunity where families and businesses thrive, we need to tackle the issues we will face in the near future. We must create a city where everyone has a safe place to call home.

Over the past four years, I have been intently focused on public safety, affordable housing, and promoting a vibrant economy to accomplish this. Together with council and our Public Works department, we are aggressively working to alleviate traffic congestion on city streets, to modernize and secure our infrastructure as we continue to grow as a hub of industry and vitality in the Puget Sound Region.

I want each of you to know I am proud of the relationship and partnership I have built with your city council. As a former councilmember, I understand and respect the role council plays in ensuring you have a responsive and effective government. As elected officials, we are all committed to delivering excellent service through innovation and collaboration.

Our goal is to ensure that all residents experience this every time they interact with a city employee.

I welcome invites and opportunities to be present and connect with the wide range of social and cultural groups here in Renton, and there are several ways to get involved with the city in volunteer capacities or have a direct conversation about issues or concerns. To keep informed on the most up-to-date news and information, I publish a weekly digital newsletter, information is available on the Mayor’s page on Facebook, on television via our public access Channel 21, and our website is also an excellent source of information.


March 31, 2023 - Senseless Acts of Violence in Nashville Tennessee


June 29, 2023 - Mayor Armondo Pavone earns Certificate of Municipal Leadership from Association of Washington Cities

February 9, 2023 - Mayor Armondo Pavone appointed to Sound Cities Association Board of Directors

2023 State of the City 

Cover Image for the March 24, 2023 edition of the Mayor's Update

On March 21, I delivered the first State of the City address since 2019. Thank you to everyone who attended. If you could not be there, I hope you'll watch the address and see all the city's accomplishments and what impactful and exciting new ideas and projects we have planned for this year and beyond.

2023 State of the City Address

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I'm proud to say Renton has emerged from the effects of COVID as a shining example of how a community comes together, meets hardships head-on, and refines and grows from those pressures. We were also reminded of our strengths as an organization and opportunities for growth.

Our success would not be possible without the efforts of our hard-working City Councilmembers: Council President Valerie O'Halloran and Councilmembers Ryan McIrvin, Ruth Pérez, Ed Prince, Kim-Khánh Văn, Carmen Rivera, and James Alberson, Jr.

And the leadership of our department administrators plays a crucial role in our success. They partner with their talented staff of over 600 who work to improve our community daily.

It also takes you. By volunteering your time and talents on dozens of community boards, committees, commissions, and other volunteer experiences, we have a genuinely representative government. Your diverse viewpoints, experiences, and perspectives help us define city policies and keep us focused on the efficient and effective delivery of services.

Together, councilmembers, staff, and community work to support our vision for Renton:

Renton is the center of opportunity in the
Puget Sound Region, where families and businesses thrive.

  • It means we focus on providing the best service possible to our residents.

  • It means we provide tools to ensure opportunity for all and listen to diverse audiences' needs.

  • It means we ensure a safe and healthy environment.

  • It means we pursue bringing good jobs, new employers, and diverse housing options to the City of Renton.

To bring that vision to life, we clearly align our intentions with our mission statement:

The City of Renton, in partnership and communication
with residents, businesses, and schools, is dedicated to:

  • Provide a safe, healthy, vibrant community.

  • Promote economic vitality and strategically position Renton for the future.

  • Support planned growth and influence decisions to foster environmental sustainability.

  • Build an inclusive, informed city with equitable outcomes for all in support of social, economic, and racial justice.

  • Meet service demands and provide high-quality customer service with measurable outcomes.

My State of the City address detailed how we've focused on keeping that vision and mission a reality while responding to and anticipating your needs.

Our work to make Renton the best place to live, work and do business is continuous. You can help us tackle complex and involved challenges by attending council meetings, joining a board or committee, and getting involved through our numerous volunteer opportunities. These are the best ways to become an active participant in local government.

Please contact my office anytime or email [email protected] with your thoughts, comments, questions, or concerns.

Mayor's Update


March 24, 2023 - Mayor's Update

Cover image for the March 24, 2023 edition of Mayor's Update

2023 State of the City

In my 2023 State of the City address, I highlighted all the city has accomplishments over the past three years and what impactful and exciting new ideas and projects we have planned.







January 16, 2023 - Mayor's Update

Cover image for the January 16, 2023 edition of Mayor's Update

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech to civil rights marchers gathered around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

"His words, almost 60 years ago, remain a guiding principle today. As elected officials, leaders, and parents, we are responsible for making the lives of those who come after us better than our own."



January 6, 2023

Cover of the January 6, 2023 edition of the Mayor's Update

Plunging into 2023

Happy New Year!

This season is a time to look forward to the new year and reflect on the past year and what we've accomplished.

Here at the city, we took time to look back at 2022 because last year set the groundwork for several exciting projects, which you will see in 2023.



December 15, 2022

Cover image for the December 15, 2022 Mayor's Update

Mayor's Holiday Greetings

“From all of us at the City of Renton, I wish you and your family a joyful holiday season.

“The holiday season is a time for hope, reflection, and gratitude. Our community reflects your values and makes me proud to be your mayor. During this busy season, I hope you and your family find time to enjoy the many holiday events in Renton.

“Thank you for allowing us to serve you, and I wish you all the happiness and joy the season can bring.”


November 22, 2022

Cover image for the November 22, 2022 Mayor's Update

Support Our Small Businesses

“Small businesses are more than numbers; they are the heart and soul of our community. Their owners and employees are our friends and neighbors. These businesses also give life to entrepreneurs and promote innovation, creativity, and competition.

"Buying from a small business means your money stays in Renton and supports your community. Studies show an estimated two-thirds of each dollar spent at a local business stays in the community. In addition, small business owners donate 250% more to local nonprofits and community causes than larger businesses.” - Mayor Armondo Pavone, Nov. 22, 2022


October 21, 2022

Click to read the Mayor's Update on the upcoming general election

Remember to Vote

"Renton residents will be receiving their general election ballots soon. You should be aware that, among items of statewide interest, your ballot contains a $676 million measure to provide funding for Renton School District to undertake large-scale construction projects to address the district's operational and maintenance issues." - Mayor Armondo Pavone, Oct. 21, 2022





October 18, 2022

Cover for the Mayr's Update on the 2023-2024 proposed budget

2023-2024 Proposed Budget

"My priorities are the result of hearing from you, from meetings and conversations with councilmembers, and city staff. As you’ll see below, they revolve primarily around public safety, business development and downtown revitalization, human services, and communication." - Mayor Armondo Pavone, Oct. 3, 2022




March 14, 2022

Graphic: Mayor's Update for March 14, 2022Renton in 2040

Clean Economy Strategies 2.0 will guide our decisions as we plan Renton's future







February 25, 2022

Cover image for mayor's updateMy heart is heavy, and there's no way we can fully understand the feelings and stress on our Ukrainian community.

The City of Renton thrives because of our community's diversity and individual thought. Current events in Ukraine remind us we need to be kind and empathetic towards our neighbors and each other as we enter uncharted times.

For those wanting to help and support, we will share ways after they are vetted and authenticated through members of our Ukrainian Community.




February 16, 2022

Cover image for mayor's updateSounders FC comes to Renton!

Flagship Major League Soccer franchise will make former Longacres site their home in 2024








January 16, 2022

Mayor's Update Cover for January 16, 2022City leadership works to ensure the values espoused by the late civil rights leader are ingrained in our community









December 22, 2021

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Mayor's holiday greetings

“Happy holidays from the City of Renton.

“I'm Mayor Armando Pavone and we're here Gene Coulon Memorial Park enjoying our beautiful holiday lights, which will be up until January 1st.

“The holiday season is a time for hope, reflection, and gratitude. I would like to thank you, our residents, for your resilience, compassion, and the community you helped to create and for allowing us to serve you.

“I'm proud to be your mayor and I'd like to wish you all a joyful and happy holiday season.”



 November 5, 2021

Cover image for the November 5, 2021 Mayor's UpdateRenton’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion leads to several impactful initiatives

"We’ve committed to be a government reflective of its evolving community. We have engaged with our residents to identify challenges to overcome and opportunities to build upon.

"We have listened, made significant changes, and launched new initiatives over the past year that we believe will move us in the right direction."





October 22, 2021

Mayor's Update for October 22, 2021Sunset Oaks is the next step in Sunset area transformation

"Earlier today, I took part in the ribbon-cutting for Sunset Oaks, the newest affordable housing project in our ongoing redevelopment of the Sunset area of Renton. We are committed to making sure affordable housing units are available to our residents."






October 1, 2021

Cover image for the Mayor's Update for October 1, 2021Human Services Funding

"As we move into the last quarter of the year, I’m pleased to report we have increased this funding from $800,000 at the beginning of the year to $3.4 million, which is 2.8% of our city budget. This amount does not include dedicated staff time ..."







August 31, 2021

Photo of the cover of the Mayor's Update for August 31, 2021Solera is cornerstone of revitalized Sunset area

"When complete, we will have 686 new residential units: 275 will provide affordable housing, 315 will be market-rate, and 96 will be townhome ownership."








Cover for the June 22, 2021 Mayor's UpdateJune 22, 2021

City and county combine for supportive housing

"Earlier today, I joined King County Executive Dow Constantine at the county's newest Health Through Housing project here in Renton."






April 20, 2021

Mayor's Update for April 20, 2021

City of Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone has issued a statement in response to the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.








March 19, 2021

Cover image for the March 19, 2021 Mayor's UpdateSupporting our community

Investing in our community: need, shelters, funding, partnership, and service


December 18, 2020

Cover of the Mayor's Update for December 18, 2020Renton seeks solutions to homeless crisis through community engagement

Interim ordinance allows for safe and suitable relocation of Red Lion residents, advocates for regional partnership, and sets permitting process for future shelters in Renton







January 27, 2023 - Mayor Armondo Pavone's statement in response to the death of Tyre Nichols

November 21, 2022 - Mayor Armondo Pavone's statement recent acts of senseless violence

April 20, 2021 - Mayor Armondo Pavone's statement on verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial

March 22, 2021 - Mayor, governor and community leaders stand against racial violence

Feb. 26, 2021 - Statement from Mayor Armondo Pavone & City Council President Randy Corman condemning hate speech

Nov. 18, 2020 - Statement from Mayor Armondo Pavone regarding Boeing 737 MAX 

July 2, 2020 - Renton is doing its part to help homeless during the COVID-19 crisis

June 3, 2020 - Mayor Armondo Pavone's remarks at the prayer vigil for George Floyd 

June 1, 2020 - Mayor Armondo Pavone's statement on protests

April 29, 2020 - Mayor Armondo Pavone's statement regarding Boeing’s layoff and the production of Boeing 737 MAX

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