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June 21, 2017

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Nominating Committee forwards AWC Board of Director candidates to membership
Don't miss the AWC Annual Business Meeting, June 22, to elect your AWC Board of Directors – the people who guide your association's activities. Check out the Nominating Committee's most recent report to see who is running and read the candidate statements. More

Follow us on social media during Annual Conference!
AWC Annual Conference is live and bustling in Vancouver! Follow along with the latest happenings and session highlights on Twitter or Facebook. #WAcities

Download the Annual Conference app
Get all your Annual Conference information in one place! Download the app to see conference program details, review session materials, read speaker bios, and access exhibitor and sponsor information. More

See you at the RMSA Annual Meeting
The AWC RMSA Annual Meeting is Thursday, June 22. Attend the meeting in Vancouver or watch the live broadcast. Hear updates about your RMSA program and view the Operating Committee elections. Each RMSA member entity represented at the Annual Meeting or viewing the broadcast is awarded a loss prevention grant. More

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Spotlight on Municipal Excellence Award winners

AWC honored five cities with Municipal Excellence Awards today at Annual Conference. Catch these short videos highlighting innovative city projects and community achievement. See the projects in action, hear from cities about how the winning programs worked for their city, and watch interviews of key players along the way. More

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City local option authority on property tax
From the director section
See our latest dataview that shows what local authority your city would have had over ten years if property tax limits had been linked to inflation. More

Legislature urged to uphold historic partnership with cities
The Legislature is now a little more than a week away from the deadline to pass a budget before the end of the its fiscal year. The Governor just called a third special session. Read this statement from AWC CEO Peter B. King about concerns that closed-door plans to fill budget gaps may yield quick decisions that sweep or reduce the funds our communities rely on. More

New water bill creates unfunded mandates and legal risks for cities
AWC is working to resolve challenges created by state Supreme Court water cases, Hirst and Foster. A new House proposal does not provide a fix and may invite lawsuits against cities. More

Updated contingency plan for state shutdown if no budget by June 30
The state has been communicating about its contingency plan for what would happen if a budget is not in place by the start of the fiscal year July 1, an eventuality that has never occurred before in our state. See examples. More

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Municipal budgeting & fiscal management workshop Certificate of Municipal Leadership program
July 13-14 | Leavenworth
A city's budget document is one of the most important documents you have. It's more than a bunch of numbers – it's your primary tool for prioritizing and addressing your community's needs. This annual workshop is designed to give both novice and expert budgeters the skills to enhance their budget document by weaving in performance measures, understanding how to spot red flags early, and engaging citizens so city priorities reflect the greater community. Register now!

AWC trainings & events

RMSA Annual Meeting & Dinner

June 22

Vancouver, WA

Municipal budgeting & fiscal management workshopCertificate of Municipal Leadership program

July 13-14


Other trainings

U.S. Supreme Court review

July 13


NW Economic Development course

August 21-24



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