AWC CEO Announces Retirement

After 12 years of service, AWC CEO Mike McCarty announces his retirement effective January 1, 2015. Read his personal message to the AWC membership. Information regarding the search for AWC’s new CEO will be forthcoming.

AWC Regional Meetings – Registration Now Open!

Join AWC CEO Mike McCarty and legislative staff for an interactive evening of conversation about Operation: Strong Cities. Learn about this multi-faceted effort to mobilize city officials and hold state legislators accountable to prevent the further erosion of the partnership between the state and cities and towns.

Open Government Training Opportunities and Resources

Learn about the new training requirements, find upcoming trainings, and access other open government resources.

2014 Tax and User Fee Survey Results Online

Cities recently reported municipal taxes and fees, and utility rates. The data is in an easy-to-use spreadsheet.

Upcoming events

Member Expo
10/29/2014 - 10/30/2014
Chelan – AWC’s Member Expo gives members of Employee Benefit Trust, Risk Management Services Agency, Worker’s Comp Retro Program and the Drug & Alcohol Consortium an opportunity to attend educational sessions and makes sure staff are maximizing the free services of those programs. More
Regional Meetings
11/5/2014
Yakima – Join AWC CEO Mike McCarty and legislative staff for an interactive evening of conversation about Operation: Strong Cities. More
The Art of Participatory Leadership
11/6/2014 - 11/8/2014
Olympia – An intensive 3-day experience where you will practice a set of simple yet powerful approaches for designing and hosting powerful conversations and meetings. More
Regional Meetings
11/6/2014
Moses Lake – Join AWC CEO Mike McCarty and legislative staff for an interactive evening of conversation about Operation: Strong Cities. More
RMSA Clerk/Treasurer Essentials
11/13/2014
Olympia – The “clerk/treasurer or finance director” training is an extensive six-hour class that will review all of the required elements of the position. More
Regional Meetings - Snohomish County Cities & Towns
11/13/2014
Mill Creek – Join AWC CEO Mike McCarty and legislative staff for an interactive evening of conversation about Operation: Strong Cities. More
NLC Congress of Cities & Exposition
11/18/2014 - 11/22/2014
Austin, TX – NLC's annual conferences provide educational programming, training opportunities, and peer networking; along with a venue for NLC's governance activities. More
Ethics in Local Government: Why it’s Important Webinar
11/19/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webinar – The ethical decisions facing both elected officials and employees have become increasingly complex and difficult. Explore the cause and effect of unethical behavior and the impact and costs of such behavior. More