The Auburn City Council has appointed Councilmember Bill Peloza deputy mayor for the year 2019.
Peloza was elected to the council in January 2004 and is currently serving his fourth term, ending in December 2019. He will not seek a fifth term.
Peloza serves on the Valley Regional Fire Authority Governance Board of Directors serving the cities of Algona, Auburn, and Pacific. He also serves on a number of regional committees including the National League of Cities Board of Director’s Advisory Committee, Sound Cities Association – King County Regional Policy Committee, King County Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Committee, KC Metropolitan Water Pollution Abatement Advisory Committee, KC Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA 9 Green River/ Duwamish & Central Puget Sound Watershed) – Management Committee and as vice chair and co-chair of the Watershed Ecosystem Forum.
Peloza is an alternate to the King County Flood Control District Advisory Committee, a member of the South County Advisory Transportation Board, a member of the Association of Washington Cities Federal Legislative Priorities Committee and Rail Transport of Hazardous Material’s ad-hoc committee.
In 2007, Pelozal formed a community steering committee for a farmer’s market. In 2009, the Auburn International Farmer’s Market was inaugurated. The eleventh season opens this June.
Peloza is active in the following organizations: Auburn Sons of Italy Lodge #1955 (member & past trustee), Auburn Veterans of Foreign Wars All American Post 1741 (lifetime member and past commander) and Auburn Rotary Club (member and Board of Directors).
Former Organization’s include: Auburn Elks Lodge #1808 (member and trustee), Auburn Airport Advisory (board chair), White River Valley Museum (Board of Directors), ACAP (Board of Directors), Auburn Symphony Association (member), Auburn Police Department Volunteers, Boeing Management Association President (retiree chapter),
Additionally, Peloza served as President of the Green River Men’s Golf Club and Auburn Youth Soccer Club. He was a commissioner for the South King County Soccer Referee’s Association, Junior Achievement advisory member and Instructor, Chinook Elementary School PTA member and the Des Moines Junior Chamber of Commerce president.
Peloza attended the University of Washington School of Business and UCLA, specializing in government contract management. He retired from Boeing after 38 years of service. His professional career centered in contract management with an emphasis in finance/budgets, cost and schedule performance and contract negotiations.
Peloza is a Washington native, U.S. Navy Veteran and member of Holy Family Church. He and his wife, Joyce, live on Auburn’s Lea Hill.
The above is a press release from the City of Auburn. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.