Peloza seeks re-election to Auburn City Council

Bill Peloza, longtime Auburnite and community leader, seeks a three-peat as a City Councilman. - Courtesy photo
Bill Peloza, longtime Auburnite and community leader, seeks a three-peat as a City Councilman.
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Bill Peloza has announced that he will seek re-election to the Auburn City Council in November.

First elected to the City Council in 2003, Peloza has served two consecutive terms and is chair of the municipal services committee and vice-chair of the public works committee. He has previously served on the finance committee and the Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) Board.

Peloza represents the City on the following national and regional committees: National League of Cities, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee; King County Regional Water Quality Committee; Metropolitan (King County) Water Pollution Abatement Advisory Committee; Green River/Duwamish Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA 9) Management Committee; Green River Watershed Ecosystem Forum Co-Chair; Metropolitan (King County) Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee; and the King County Flood Control District Advisory Committee.

“As a public servant, my passion and challenge is to assist citizens and local businesses with their day-to-day problems and to provide a better quality of life,” Peloza said. “My past volunteer involvement in the community has prepared me to serve on the Council with a better understanding of the needs of the Auburn community. Since my election to the Council, I have supported the importance of public safety through dangerous dogs, photo red light legislation and neighborhood traffic calming projects. In addition, I championed the building of a new golf course club house and restaurant.

“I continue to support the Save our Streets (SOS) Program where the city has made significant progress on the repair of local streets in the past several years. I was the founder of the Auburn International Farmers Market that will begin its third season in June after two successful seasons, and, I’m happy to say, with no tax payer dollars to run the operation. There are other positive things going on in the city, but the aforementioned projects are very significant to me.”

Peloza retired from The Boeing Company in 1995 after 38 years of service, which included several years as a member of the IAM Local Lodge 751 while working in production control. His career ended in contract management with emphasis on bids and proposals, cost and schedule performance, negotiations and contract terms and conditions.

Veteran for veterans

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He is the Commander of Auburn VFW Post 1741 and is a member of the Auburn Rotary, Auburn Sons of Italy Lodge, Boeing Management Association Retirees, Auburn Elks Lodge, Auburn Green River Men’s Golf Club and Holy Family Catholic Church.

Peloza and his wife, Joyce, live on Auburn’s Lea Hill. They raised two children who live out of state.

In 2010, Peloza received the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Bill Kyle Memorial Award for dedication of community service. The King Conservation District honored him with its “Rock Award” for his leadership in conservation and environmental stewardship. The VFW Washington State Department recognized him as the Captain of the All State Team Post Commanders. In 2011, the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized him for his environmental protection and community leadership.

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