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February 7, 2018

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Legislative priorities outcomes sheetBreaking the grip: Communities confront the menace of addiction and mental health issues
The latest edition of Cityvision examines the opioid epidemic and related mental health and housing issues that cities across the state are experiencing. Read how Everett is tackling its toughest problems, find out how Hoquiam and Grays Harbor battle the opioid scourge, learn about a drug take-back program working in several counties, see how Shoreline helps a grassroots campaign to reduce youth stress, and discover multiple tools cities can use to cope with local issues in drug addiction and mental health. More

Legislative priorities outcomes sheetAWC Annual Conference call for proposals
There’s still time to submit your inspired or innovative topic idea for AWC’s 2018 Annual Conference in Yakima this June. Share your city’s stories, programs, and partnership innovations and educate hundreds of local elected officials, city department directors, staff, and decision-makers. The next collection date is February 28. More

Apply for a position on the AWC Board of Directors 
Are you passionate about strong cities? Are you interested in supporting AWC's mission to provide advocacy, education and services for Washington's 281 cities and towns? The 2018 AWC Nominating Committee is calling for applications for the AWC Board of Directors. Learn how to apply. Deadline is March 23. More

Local Records Grant Program accepting applications until February 28
Cities can now apply online for the Washington State Archives Local Records Grant Program. Grant-funded projects can include technology tools, organization of files, or digital imaging. Only one type of grant project is allowed per grant cycle. Applications for this grant cycle close on February 28. Another grant cycle will start again in July 2018. More

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Congratulations to all the new mayors and councilmembers. Welcome to the city family! Through trainings, resources, and publications, AWC is here to help you develop as a municipal leader. For your first 100 days, we’ll highlight some of your AWC Elected Officials Essentials here in CityVoice.

Use the elected officials’ road map to navigate your first year in office
Now that you are a city elected official, your work has just begun. Check out AWC's elected officials' road map to help guide you through your first year in office. This map provides bite-sized pointers and reminders to help you understand your new role, what your city does, and how you can inspire change that has a lasting impact on your community and future generations. More 


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Strong Cities, Great State logoCity priorities and issues of concern at the halfway point
We are halfway through the legislative session and past an important legislative cutoff deadline. Find out which city priorities failed to move past the deadline, and which ones are moving through the process. Also discover the issues of concern to cities that we are tracking closely, and how you can help. More

Local drug take-back laws are successful

The pharmaceutical industry's MED-Project program provides more secure medicine drop boxes under local ordinances. Local health boards adopted these laws to help prevent medicine abuse, addiction, and overdose deaths by helping residents clean old drugs out of their medicine cabinets. SHB 1047 would expand this successful model statewide. Watch this video to learn how it works.

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Legislative priorities outcomes sheetRegister for Mayors Exchange
February 21 | Olympia Certificate of Municipal Leadership program
Governor Jay Inslee will speak at AWC’s upcoming Mayors Exchange to share his priorities for the 2018 legislative session and what it means for your communities. Mayors, city managers and administrators are invited to gather in Olympia for this engaging daylong session. Network with fellow mayors, share news from home, and discuss city legislative priorities. There are only a handful of seats left for this event. View the agenda and reserve your spot today! More

AWC trainings & events

Mayors Exchange Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

February 21


Healthy Worksite Summit

March 21-22


Other trainings

Short course on local planning Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

Various dates

Various locations

Urban Green Infrastructure Summit

February 21-22

Tigard, OR

Building a priority-based budget Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

February 28


2018 Tools for funding infrastructure projects Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

Various dates

Various locations

Budget development and leadership skills to lead your entity

March 20

Federal Way

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WSDOT Regional Mobility Grant concept letter
In June, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will solicit applications for the upcoming 2019-2021 Regional Mobility Grant (RMG) program. This competitive grant program funds cost-effective public transportation projects that reduce delay for people and goods and improve connectivity between counties and regional population centers. Potential grant applicants must first submit a project concept letter by March 1. More

RCO grant opportunities
February 15 | Webinar
The Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) will have a webinar on grant applications for project proposals in all Recreation and Conservation Funding Board programs. The webinar will give prospective applicants information about: Aquatic Land and Enhancement Account, Boating Infrastructure Grants, Land and Water Conservation Fund, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, and Youth Athletic Fields. Applications are due May 1. More

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