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AWC announces new CEO

AWC's Board of Directors announced that Peter B. King will be AWC's next Chief Executive Officer. Peter started his career with AWC and was on staff for 11 years, eventually holding the position of Director of Operations. Now, after many years of successful nonprofit and municipal association management experience, Peter returns to AWC as the fifth leader in the association's 82-year history.

Prolonged special legislative session puts city revenues at heightened risk – Read the Legislative Bulletin

Your Legislative Bulletin contains just one article because there’s not much progress to report, and that means trouble.

Congratulations AWC Center for Quality Communities scholarship winners!

Ten high school seniors will receive a $1,250 scholarship award from the AWC Center for Quality Communities. These outstanding young leaders will be recognized at AWC's Annual Conference this June.

AWC comments on ACA high cost plan excise tax

Washington cities may be disproportionately impacted by the Affordable Care Act's excise tax on high cost health coverage. Because of this concern, AWC submitted comments, on behalf of its member cities and towns, to the IRS on Notice 2015-16 regarding the ACA's High Cost Plan Excise Tax.

The numbers don’t lie – Strong Cities make a Great State

A strong city-state partnership is critical for Washington to be a great place to live, learn, work and play. The numbers don’t lie. Watch this video!

2015 WellCities announced

A record-breaking 111 employers earned the 2015 WellCity Award by making an outstanding commitment to employee health. Congratulations on this significant accomplishment! See who made the list.

Register for AWC's Annual Conference!

Join us in Wenatchee on June 23-26 for AWC's Annual Conference. Check out the conference webpage to learn about the conference keynote, session tracks, and more.

 

Upcoming events

Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training
6/3/2015
Bellingham – The U.S. DOT regulation 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 of training in each drug awareness and alcohol abuse. More
Designated Employer Representative (DER) training
6/5/2015
Bothell – Learn key aspects of the DER's responsibilities, including oversight of DOT drug test collections, laboratory testing, result reporting, alcohol testing, random selections, and the return-to-duty process after a violation. More
RMSA Public Officials Principles
6/9/2015
Tenino – The role of elected official is important. Get a firm understanding of the separation of power between the mayor and council to ensure efficient operation of your city. Meets Open Government Trainings Act compliance requirements. More
AWC Annual Conference
6/23/2015 - 6/26/2015
Wenatchee – With its city-focused agenda, all general sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and social events are designed to maximize learning opportunities. Attendees will come away with ideas, insights, and contacts that will benefit you and your community. More
RMSA Public Officials Principles
7/9/2015
Deer Park – The role of elected official is important. Get a firm understanding of the separation of power between the mayor and council to ensure efficient operation of your city. Meets Open Government Trainings Act compliance requirements. More
Retro Safety Academy
7/15/2015
Camas – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
RMSA Pipes and policies – Understanding utility funding needs
7/16/2015
Airway Heights – Elected officials are stewards of sustainable utilities that are critical resources. They have a responsibility to maintain the systems and the funding so that the infrastructure is in better shape physically and fiscally in the future. More
Retro Safety Academy
7/16/2015
Camas – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Retro Safety Academy
7/29/2015
Camas – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Retro Safety Academy
7/30/2015
Camas – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
RMSA Pipes and policies – Understanding utility funding needs
8/12/2015
Olympia – Elected officials are stewards of sustainable utilities that are critical resources. They have a responsibility to maintain the systems and the funding so that the infrastructure is in better shape physically and fiscally in the future. More
Municipal Budgeting & Fiscal Management
8/19/2015 - 8/21/2015
Leavenworth – The Municipal Budgeting and Fiscal Management workshop is designed for elected officials and staff who have a role in developing or implementing the budget. More
Retro Safety Academy
9/9/2015
Mount Vernon – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Retro Safety Academy
9/10/2015
Mount Vernon – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Retro Safety Academy
9/23/2015
Mount Vernon – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Retro Safety Academy
9/24/2015
Mount Vernon – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training
9/24/2015
Walla Walla – The U.S. DOT regulation 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 of training in each drug awareness and alcohol abuse. More
Member Expo
10/29/2015 - 10/30/2015
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
Retro Safety Academy
11/12/2015
Issaquah – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Retro Safety Academy
11/13/2015
Issaquah – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Retro Safety Academy
12/10/2015
Issaquah – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Retro Safety Academy
12/11/2015
Issaquah – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
City Action Days
1/27/2016 - 1/28/2016
Olympia – Come to Olympia ready to mobilize, engage and impact policymakers in a highly visible way. It’s your time to take action. More
Healthy Worksite Summit
3/23/2016 - 3/24/2016
Lynnwood – National experts inspire innovation. Reception, panel discussion and interactive workshops promote idea sharing. More
Labor Relations Institute
5/4/2016 - 5/6/2016
Yakima – The Labor Relations Institute offers the latest legal updates and practical strategies that you can bring home. Focus on human resource and labor relations topics tailored for your work environment. More
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