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Strong cities make a great state

Bringing cities and towns together to achieve greater results and deliver stronger services is at the heart of AWC’s Strong Cities, Great State campaign.

We promote a broad public understanding of cities and towns

AWC provides tools so city officials can speak with constituents about the important role of cities and towns, address community needs, and spur action that makes a positive impact on future generations.

Cities are stronger when working together

Washington’s 281 cities and towns are diverse. That’s why we work together to create and sustain 281 strong cities. When the entire city family is strong, cities and the state flourish.

One united voice has a significant impact on policymakers

We listen to what matters most to city officials during regional discussions, visits, conferences and events, and then advocate on behalf of all cities.

There’s power in pooling

Our Member Pooling Programs are member-driven and focus on cost savings, prevention, and excellent customer service. When cities participate in our pooling programs, costs are lower and more predictable, leaving time and money for city officials to invest in their communities.

We are a catalyst for promoting communication between cities

Through our events, publications, and research efforts, we share and promote strong city stories and provide valuable information that helps local leaders learn from each other and make fact-based decisions.

You can support the Strong Cities, Great State campaign

  • Engage in AWC’s advocacy efforts
  • Attend our conferences, trainings, and networking forums
  • Explore our data, publications and resources
  • Inquire about joining one of our Member Pooling Programs
  • Be an advocate for your city, and all cities