Legislative Advocacy

February 22, 2017

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Former Mayor Roegner shares a Lasting Impression
Getting things done by consistently and creatively working together is the theme of this video installment from Bob Roegner, former Mayor of Auburn. Hear how a can-do and collegial approach helped overcome obstacles to major projects across multiple jurisdictions. 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 2017 AWC Nominating Committee is calling for applications for the AWC Board of Directors. Visit the AWC website to learn who can apply, how to apply, and more about the nomination process. Deadline is March 24.

Fresh photos from City Action Days
Pictures from last week’s City Action Days conference are here! Visit our Flickr page to find pictures of you and your colleagues networking, attending sessions, and engaging with legislators on Capitol Campus. More

2017 Municipal Excellence Awards competition open
AWC's Municipal Excellence Awards recognize innovative city projects that significantly improve the quality of life for residents, establish partnerships, and build community support. Award categories for 2017 include community culture and art, economic development, public works, small city success, and youth. Deadline to apply is March 27. More

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What 350+ city officials heard in Olympia
More than 350 officials from 114 cities and towns heard some promising and not-so-promising news during City Action Days. Find out what the Governor and legislators shared in their conversations with attendees. More

 

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Tax compliance in the sharing economy
Decades old policy decisions made by government leaders about how to regulate and tax room and/or home rentals are being challenged by entrepreneurs using the power of the internet to disrupt the lodging industry. In the latest issue of Cityvision, Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations at Avalara, lent clarity to the timely issue of tax compliance in the sharing economy. More

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Labor Relations Institute registration is live!
May 3-5 | Yakima
LRI is the premier training event for public sector human resources and labor relations professionals. The agenda is structured to inform and inspire, helping you understand the current legal landscape, navigate emerging trends, solve problems, enhance your skills, and improve employee-management relations. Attendance at LRI is limited to those who solely represent the interests of management. Register now!

Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training
March 7 | Kennewick
March 8 | Cheney
March 9 | Ellensburg

The U.S. Department of Transportation mandates all supervisors of CDL employees, transit or gas utility workers, or any employee who might consult on a reasonable suspicion determination receive one hour-long training on drug awareness and one hour on alcohol abuse. AWC Drug & Alcohol Consortium is pleased to offer federally mandated drug awareness and alcohol abuse training. Register now!

AWC trainings & events

Retro Safety Academy

March - September dates

Marysville, Kennewick, Lacey, Bainbridge Island

Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training

March 7,8,9, April 19, 20

Kennewick,
Cheney, Ellensburg, Tenino, Bothell

Healthy Worksite Summit

March 22-23

Lynnwood

Labor Relations Certificate of Municipal Leadership programInstitute

May 3-5

Yakima


Other trainings

NLC Congressional City Conference

March 11-15

Washington D.C.

CDBG Application Workshop

March 15 & 21

Olympia, Moses Lake

2017 CDBG Application Workshop
March 15 | Olympia
March 21 | Moses Lake

Community Development Block Grants enable smaller cities and counties to fund public and community facilities and economic development and housing projects that principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Those interested in applying for CDBG funds in 2017 are encouraged to attend one of the application workshops scheduled next month. Visit their website for additional information. RSVP and register by March 10. More

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Funds to target lead based paint hazards
The Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) program helps identify and remediate lead based paint hazards in privately owned rental or owner occupied housing. The LHRD program is targeted to urban jurisdictions that have at least 3,500 pre-1940 occupied rental housing units. Grantees must use an inspection tool that identifies all 29 hazards identified in the Healthy Homes Rating System (HHRS) for repairing the identified health and safety hazards within those units. Total LHRD program funding is $45 million and each award will be between $1-3 million. Applications are due March 23. More



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