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Legislature in overtime – Read the Legislative Bulletin to find out what you need to tell your legislators now

Legislative overtime – City priorities are still in the game; city officials urged to keep pressure on legislators.

Congratulations AWC Center for Quality Communities scholarship winners!

Six 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.

Submit your comments on AWC’s Statement of Policy

The Statement of Policy outlines positions AWC holds on fundamental municipal issues and serves as the framework for developing the association's legislative priorities and positions for the next several years. Do you have suggestions for substantive policies that should be added or deleted? Submissions due May 15.

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.

Scaling up: Building community on a foundation of economic equity

For cities large and small, urban and rural, investing in affordable housing isn’t just a feel-good option; it’s the all-important engine driving local, and regional, economies. Read this article and more in the newest edition of Cityvision magazine.

Register now 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

Retro Safety Academy
5/5/2015
Yakima – AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues. More
Wellness Networking Forums
5/5/2015
Bothell – These regional meetings are a networking opportunity to meet and share ideas with other wellness coordinators in your area. Hear the latest in workplace wellness training, program planning assistance, and WellCity Award changes. More
Labor Relations Institute
5/6/2015 - 5/8/2015
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
Wellness Networking Forums
5/6/2015
Anacortes – These regional meetings are a networking opportunity to meet and share ideas with other wellness coordinators in your area. Hear the latest in workplace wellness training, program planning assistance, and WellCity Award changes. More
Wellness Networking Forums
5/12/2015
Walla Walla – These regional meetings are a networking opportunity to meet and share ideas with other wellness coordinators in your area. Hear the latest in workplace wellness training, program planning assistance, and WellCity Award changes. More
Small City Connectors
5/18/2015
Dayton – Get updates on the 2015 legislative session. Hear about AWC’s open data portal. Meet with a USRDA rep about programs for small communities. Talk with your peers from neighboring cities and towns. More
Wellness Networking Forums
5/19/2015
Tacoma – These regional meetings are a networking opportunity to meet and share ideas with other wellness coordinators in your area. Hear the latest in workplace wellness training, program planning assistance, and WellCity Award changes. More
Small City Connectors
5/19/2015
Davenport – Get updates on the 2015 legislative session. Hear about AWC’s open data portal. Meet with a USRDA rep about programs for small communities. Talk with your peers from neighboring cities and towns. More
Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training
5/19/2015
Woodinville – 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
Small City Connectors
5/20/2015
Twisp – Get updates on the 2015 legislative session. Hear about AWC’s open data portal. Meet with a USRDA rep about programs for small communities. Talk with your peers from neighboring cities and towns. More
Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training
5/20/2015
Olympia – 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
Wellness Networking Forums
5/20/2015
Chelan – These regional meetings are a networking opportunity to meet and share ideas with other wellness coordinators in your area. Hear the latest in workplace wellness training, program planning assistance, and WellCity Award changes. More
Wellness Networking Forums
5/21/2015
Spokane – These regional meetings are a networking opportunity to meet and share ideas with other wellness coordinators in your area. Hear the latest in workplace wellness training, program planning assistance, and WellCity Award changes. More
Wellness webinar: Introducing Healthy Decisions
5/21/2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar – Learn how Healthy Decisions can empower Trust members to become active participants in their own health and health care. More
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
Foster Pepper 34th Annual Civil Service Conference
9/10/2015 - 9/11/2015
Yakima – This conference provides the civil service commissioner, secretary and examiner, and other human resource officials with practical information on the legal issues they face. 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
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