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AWC is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

The AWC office will be closed November 26-27 for Thanksgiving. Happy holiday!

City Action Days registration is now open!

There's no better way to engage legislators than at this January 27-28 event in Olympia. Rally around city priorities, learn about legislative issues, connect with other city officials, mobilize on the Capitol Campus, and meet with your legislators and state leaders.

Preliminary election results are in!

Use our interactive elections map to see who won local city council and mayoral elections. Please note that election results are not finalized and should be considered preliminary until certified.

Register now for Elected Officials Essentials

Join us for this daylong workshop for experienced and newly elected officials alike where we’ll cover the most critical legal and functional responsibilities of local elected officials.

Five city priorities announced for the 2016 Legislative Session

You spoke up, we listened. At the recommendation of the Legislative Priorities Committee, the Board of Directors created our top 2016 Legislative priorities. This list includes five priorities that cities will address with state lawmakers in the upcoming legislative session.

Marijuana distributions overview webinar

AWC teamed up with LCB on a webinar outlining new rules and regulations governing marijuana in Washington due to 2015 legislation. Learn about the reopened application process and what it means for your community.

Upcoming events

Elected Officials Essentials
Webinar – The webinar provides an overview of the laws affecting municipal governance as well as tips on how to be an effective city leader. More
Retro Safety Academy
Issaquah – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Retro Safety Academy
Issaquah – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
City Action Days
1/27/2016 - 1/28/2016
Olympia – Come to Olympia ready to mobilize, engage and impact policymakers in a highly visible way. It’s your time to take action. More
Running great meetings using parliamentary procedure
Olympia – Join us as we learn parliamentary procedures, tips and insights to create great meetings. More
Healthy Worksite Summit
3/23/2016 - 3/24/2016
Lynnwood – National experts inspire innovation. Reception, panel discussion and interactive workshops promote idea sharing. More
Labor Relations Institute
5/4/2016 - 5/6/2016
Yakima – Get the latest legal updates and practical strategies that you can bring home. Focus on human resource and labor relations topics tailored for your work environment. More
AWC Annual Conference
6/21/2016 - 6/24/2016