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June 28, 2017

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AWC welcomes officers and directors!
AWC members elected officers and directors to the AWC Board of Directors at the Annual Business Meeting on June 22 in Vancouver. The following day, the board elected AWC’s Secretary and Large City Representative. Welcome new and re-elected members! Find out who is on the board! More

Thank you for attending Annual Conference!
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Thank you, AWC members for attending the 2017 AWC Annual Conference! Yet another year went off splendidly, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Your high level of engagement and commitment to continuing education keeps this yearly event popular. We can’t thank you enough for continuing to participate. Additionally, special thanks to our sponsors, exhibitors, and partners for your involvement. See you all in Yakima next year! More

See how good you look! Check out the photos from conference on Flickr
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Pictures from conference are in! Visit our Flickr page to find pictures of you and your colleagues from around the state making connections, networking, and enjoying engaging sessions. More

Make a donation to the Center for Quality Communities scholarship fund
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Didn't make it to Annual Conference this year? Support our future leaders with a secure donation to the AWC Center for Quality Communities. This year at Annual Conference, six extraordinary high school students received a scholarship to continue their educational endeavors. Visit the CQC website to make your donation. More

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Advocacy All-Star Award video

This year at conference we awarded nine individuals and two groups with AWC’s Advocacy All-Star Awards, which recognize and celebrate the actions of city officials who consistently advocate for all 281 cities and towns. Watch this short video to see some of this year’s winners discussing their strategy when working with legislators. More

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Here's the latest news on the budget
The Legislature reportedly reached a budget deal in principle. Details have not yet been made public. We will keep you updated when we know what's in the budget and how it impacts cities. Stay tuned. More

Area mayors issue Seattle Times op-ed
Puget Sound area mayors David Baker, Nancy Backus, and John Marchione issued this great collaborative op-ed telling legislators, “don't balance budget at the expense of cities.” More

DOR updates your city’s Marketplace Fairness Act revenue estimates
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Check out our data visualization to see updated Department of Revenue (DOR) estimates for cities from HB 2186 and SB 5929 provisions to help level the playing field between local businesses and out-of-state internet retailers. Achieving marketplace fairness is a longstanding AWC priority. More

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Check out the Municipal budgeting & fiscal management workshop agenda 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. See the agenda and register now!

New public records laws and what you need to know
July 17 | Webinar
Join us for a webinar on new public records laws that will affect your cities. Conducted in partnership with MRSC and WSAC, the webinar will cover what city staff need to know in order to comply with the new law. Topics include legislative background, data tracking requirements, the process for clarifying requests, bot requests, and training requirements. More

AWC trainings & events

Municipal budgeting & fiscal management workshopCertificate of Municipal Leadership program

July 13-14

Leavenworth

New public records laws and what you need to know

July 17

Webinar

Retro Safety Academy

September dates

Bainbridge Island


Other trainings

U.S. Supreme Court review

July 13

Webinar

MRSC public works webinar

July 13

Webinar

Public Transportation Conference

August 5-9

Everett

NW Economic Development course

August 21-24

Ellensburg

Public Transportation Conference
August 5-9 | Everett
AWC members get a special rate to this Washington State Transit Association (WSTA) conference packed full of professional development sessions on public transportation. WSTA is offering AWC members the early bird rate with the code WSTAAWC. The code expires July 12. More


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