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AWC Board of Directors

The Board is the governing body of the Association of Washington Cities, a private nonprofit corporation, and is responsible for providing continuing guidance and direction to the Association’s CEO and staff.

Frequently asked questions about the AWC Board of Directors

2015 AWC Board Nominating Committee Reports


Francis Benjamin
Councilmember, Pullman

Vice President
Paul Roberts
Councilmember, Everett

Secretary & District 4
James Restucci
Mayor, Sunnyside

Immediate Past President
Craig George
Mayor, Dayton

Past President
Don Gerend
Councilmember, Sammamish



District 1
Patrick Rushing
Mayor, Airway Heights

District 2
KC Kuykendall
Councilmember, Waitsburg

District 3
Bob Goedde
Mayor, Chelan

District 5
Sean Guard
Mayor, Washougal

District 6
Pat Johnson
Mayor, Buckley

District 7
Will Hall
Councilmember, Shoreline

District 8
Jon Nehring
Mayor, Marysville

District 9
Mike Allen
Councilmember, Spokane

District 10
Lauren Walker
Councilmember, Tacoma

District 11
John Okamoto
Councilmember, Seattle

District 11
Tom Rasmussen
Councilmember, Seattle

District 12
Ed Stern
Councilmember, Poulsbo

District 13
Jim Haggerton
Mayor, Tukwila

District 14
Beth Munns
Councilmember, Oak Harbor

At-Large #1 (Western)
Kent Keel
Councilmember, University Place

At-Large #2 (Western)
James Irish
Mayor, La Center

At-Large #3 (Eastern)
Don Britain
Mayor Pro Tem, Kennewick

At-Large #4 (Eastern)
Douglas Plinski
Mayor, Odessa

City/County Management Association

Marilynne Beard
Deputy City Manager, Kirkland
WCMA President


Bob Gregory
WCMA Past President


Luann Hopkins

AWC Boards & Committees

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