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Associate Membership

AWC’s Associate Member program gives you what you value most – a menu of opportunities that maximizes your return on investment.

Corporate membership

As a corporate partner, you define what you want to get out of your city partnership. Some partners want to work with AWC on projects or contribute to committees. Others find their greatest value comes from interacting with city members at conferences and exhibits. However you choose to connect, AWC works with you to make your membership meaningful.

Corporate membership benefits include:

  • Attend AWC conferences, workshops, webinars and forums at member rates.
  • Exhibit at AWC conferences at a member rate.
  • Sponsor AWC conferences.
  • Access critical city data including the Salary and Benefits Survey and the Utility Rate Survey.
  • Get a subscription to AWC’s CityVoice weekly electronic newsletter, Cityvision bimonthly magazine, and Legislative Bulletin.
  • Receive one complimentary Cityvision magazine ad.
  • Advertise at discounted rates for additional Cityvision magazine ads.
  • Receive one complimentary CityVoice newsletter ad.
  • Submit training proposals for AWC conferences, workshops and webinars.
  • Contribute column proposals to AWC’s awardwinning Cityvision magazine.
  • Participate on committees or work with AWC on city-related projects.

Annual cost

$450 for less than 16 employees
$1,000 for 16 or more employees

For membership information, contact Michelle Harvey, 360-753-4137, michelleh@awcnet.org.

Public agency and nonprofit membership

As a public agency or nonprofit, you may want to access AWC information and trainings or participate in our robust, cutting-edge Member Pooling Programs.

Benefits include:

  • Attend AWC conferences, workshops, webinars and forums at member rates. This includes our popular Labor Relations Institute.
  • Eligibility to apply for AWC’s Member Pooling Programs. These programs are unique – they are member-driven, with a strong focus on coverage, cost-savings, prevention, and customer service. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements. Programs include:
    • Employee Benefit Trust
    • Risk Management Service Agency
    • Workers’ Comp Retro
    • Drug & Alcohol Consortium
  • Access critical city data including the Salary and Benefits Survey and the Utility Rate Survey.
  • Get a subscription to AWC’s CityVoice weekly electronic newsletter, Cityvision bimonthly magazine, and Legislative Bulletin.
  • Receive discounted member rates for AWC conference exhibits.

Annual cost

$300 for less than 16 employees
$500 for 16 or more employees

For membership information, contact Michelle Harvey, 360-753-4137, michelleh@awcnet.org.

Associate membership qualifications

The company must:

  • Have a bona fide interest in supporting the mission and goals of AWC.
  • Have a public service interest in cities and towns.
  • Have a reputable standing with AWC member cities and towns, peers and professional colleagues.

Granting of associate membership does not confer or imply an endorsement of the person, group, business, or product or service the associate member provides. Associate membership is not automatic. The Chief Executive Officer has the authority to accept or reject any applicant or cancel membership at any time. Associate members will pay an annual fee for membership, which includes an array of benefits, many are described above.

Members

Associate member roster

Interested in becoming an AWC Associate Member?

It starts with a short form. Then you’ll be contacted by an AWC staff member and we’ll get the process going.

How do I apply?

  1. Download the Associate Member Application form.
  2. Fill in the information.
  3. Save the application.
  4. Email the form to associates@awcnet.org, or mail it to: AWC, 1076 Franklin Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501. Questions? Give us a call.
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