Elected Renton City Council Member, 5 years

  • Serving, adopting and enforcing ordinances relating to local or municipal affairs and appropriate to the good government of the City of Renton.
  • Ruth is currently Chair of Utilities Committee, Vice Chair of Planning and Development, Committee and Member of Transportation Committee. During the last 5 years, she has also served in the Finance Committee and Community Services Committee.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 10 years-

  • Successfully transformed the Seattle Consulate of Mexican in Seattle Communities Abroad Program into one of the most effective in all of Mexico’s 42 consulates in the United States.-

Washington State Governor’s Advisor, 3 years

  • Successfully worked with the lead team coordinating several trade missions.

Ruth is currently active and representing Renton on several regional boards, committees, and organizations including:  

  • Renton Rotary Club
  • Renton Mayor’s Inclusion Task Force
  • Renton Latino Advisory Forum
  • Renton Airport Advisory Committee
  • Renton Chamber of Commerce
  • National League of Cities (NLC) Transportation and Infrastructure Services Federal Advocacy Committee
  • Association of Washington Cities Federal Committee
  • South County Area Transportation Board
  • Eastside Transportation Partnership
  • National Woman Political Caucus
  • Women in Democracy
  • SnakeHill Neighborhood Association
  • Springbrook Terrace HOA
  • Latina Health Fair
  • US/Mexico Binational Health Week
  • US/Mexico Teachers Exchange Program

Ruth’s awards, recognitions and achievements…

  • 2019 Renton Best Elected Official Award Winner
  • 2019 Advance Certificate of Municipal Leadership Achievement
  • Guru Nanak, Founder of the Sikh Faith Award
  • 2018 Renton Best Elected Official Award Winner
  • The Governor’s 2018 Smart Award
  • 2017 Renton Best Elected Official, finalist
  • The Governor’s 2017 Smart Award
  • 2016 Woman of the year
  • 2016 Women & Accomplishments that Broke the Glass Ceiling Award
  • The Governor’s 2016 Smart Award
  • Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness Recognition
  • Association of Washington Cities Certificate of Municipal Leadership
  • The National Council for Lifelong Learning and Work Achievement Award
  • The Carlson Leadership and Public Service Program at the University of Washington Partnership Award
  • US-Mexico Binational Migrant Education Program Outstanding Service Award
  • Federal Detention Center SeaTac Appreciation Award
  • National Institute for Adult Literacy Achievement Award
  • Appreciation of Loyal and Valuable Service, Yakima Public Schools

Ruth’s business ownership and management experience:

  • Successful business owner in the City of Renton
  • Founder and editor-in-chief of three magazines
  • TV Reporter and Producer

Trainings, conferences, and continuing education:

  • Girls on the Rise Leadership Conference, Speaker, Tukwila, 2018
  • Arbor Day Celebration, Volunteer,, Renton, 2018-  Latino Leadership Network, Speaker, Olympia, 2018
  • Running Great Meetings Using Parliamentary Procedure, Participant, Olympia, 2018
  • Women on the Rise Leadership Conference, Panelist, Seattle, 2017
  • Coloring Washington: A Women of Color Campaign Training, NWPC-WA, Panelist, Tukwila, 2017
  • National League of Cities Congressional Conference, Participant, Washington D.C., 2017
  • Women Month History: Women’s Leadership Conference, Speaker, Tukwila, 2017
  • ALFA Professionals Latino Student Summit, Panelist, Renton, 2017
  • City Action Days Association of Washington Cities, Participant, Olympia, 2017
  • Arbor Day Celebration, Volunteer, Renton, 2017
  • Women’s Inaugural Ball: Our Night to Remember, Award Winner, Seattle, 2016
  • Nordstrom Latina Summit, Panelist, Seattle, 2016
  • The Movement: Women on the Rise Leadership Conference, Panelist, Seattle, 2016
  • Municipal Budgeting and Financial Management Workshop, Participant, Leavenworth, 2016
  • Spanish Latino Business Development Training Program, Speaker, Renton, 2016
  • Association of Cities Annual Conference, Participant, Everett, 2016
  • National League of Cities Congressional Conference, Participant, Washington D.C., 2016
  • City Action Days Association of Washington Cities, Participant, Olympia, 2016
  • 44th Annual Economic Forecast Conference, Participant, Seattle, 2016
  • Eastside Rail Corridor Summit, Participant, Bellevue, 2016
  • Association of Cities Annual Conference, Participant, Wenatchee, 2015
  • National League of Cities Congressional Conference, Participant, Washington D.C., 2015
  • City Action Days Association of Washington Cities, Participant, Olympia, 2015