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Grandview mayor to serve on Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors

OLYMPIA – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced that Grandview Mayor Norm Childress was recently appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors. Childress represents AWC board district 4, which includes 19 cities in Kittitas and Yakima Counties.

“I am glad to be back on the AWC Board of Directors,” said Childress. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for the association. They are a terrific resource and advocate for cities in Washington State.” Childress previously served on the AWC Board of Directors from 2006 to 2011. He started on the Grandview council in 1992, before becoming mayor in 2005.

The AWC Board of Directors is the association’s governing body. The board is comprised of 25 directors, 23 of whom are mayors or city councilmembers from Washington cities or towns, and two non-elected city officials who also serve as the president and past president of the Washington City/County Management Association.

The Association of Washington Cities serves its members through advocacy, education and services. Founded in 1933, AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that represents Washington's cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch, and with regulatory agencies. Membership is voluntary. However, AWC consistently maintains 100 percent participation from Washington’s 281 cities and towns.

AWC also provides training, data and publications, and programs such as the AWC Employee Benefit Trust, AWC Risk Management Service Agency, AWC Workers’ Comp Retro, AWC Drug and Alcohol Consortium, and AWC GIS Consortium.

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Media contact:
Alicia Seegers Martinelli
Communications Director
aliciam@awcnet.org
(360) 753-4137

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