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City priority public records bill needs your support

Cities are committed to open and transparent government, and are seeking modest changes to the Public Records Act aimed at reducing harassing records requests and saving taxpayer dollars. HB 2576 is an important first step in this effort. Contact your legislators, talk to your local media, and educate community members about public records. Tell them your stories, and ask them to support this bill.

State homelessness data

Homelessness is a complicated problem without a singular cause or a simple solution. This dashboard uses HUD data to visualize the number of homeless and the percent in shelters.

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 2016 AWC Nominating Committee is calling for applications for ten AWC Board of Director positions. Deadline is March 25.

Session midpoint – tracking priorities and problems

We’ve reached the legislative session midpoint, passed the first cutoff, and now the pace quickens to move bills through the rest of the process. We'll need your help along the way.

Municipal Excellence Awards competition open

These awards recognize innovative city projects that significantly improve the quality of life for citizens, establish partnerships, and build community support. Deadline to apply is March 28.

Do you know a spectacular high school senior?

The AWC Center for Quality Communities will award six outstanding high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships to attend college this fall. Each city can nominate one student for consideration. Applications due March 11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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