Two-year operating and capital budgets were passed and signed by the Governor yesterday just before midnight. A government shutdown has been avoided, but session isn't over due to disagreement on how to suspend the class size initiative. A new transportation revenue bill has passed both chambers, but the House still needs to vote on the project list and bonds.
AWC created the inaugural Advocacy All-Star Award to recognize and celebrate actions by city elected officials who demonstrated a commitment to advocating on behalf of all cities. Find out the winners of this brand new award!
See who won the 2015 awards and what great things are happening in their communities. These are good examples of what you can try in your own community.
Check out this culminating video of AWC's 82nd Annual Conference.
Ten high school seniors will receive a $1,250 scholarship award from the AWC Center for Quality Communities.
After its own police-involved shooting, Pasco avoided Ferguson, Missouri’s fate. But the Eastern Washington community’s long-term outlook still hinges on its ability to foster racial and economic equity. Read it now.
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.
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.
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