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Tacoma deputy mayor to serve on Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors

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Alicia Seegers Martinelli
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aliciam@awcnet.org
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OLYMPIA – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced that Tacoma Deputy Mayor Ryan Mello was recently appointed to serve on its Board of Directors.

“I’m excited to work with other local elected officials across the state to make our cities and towns great places to live, work and raise a family,” said Mello. “Cities are the engines of our economies and the center of innovation. Strong cities will continue to build a healthy, prosperous state and I look forward to bringing forward those ideas and solutions to build the cities and state worthy of our grandchildren.”

The AWC Board of Directors is the association’s governing body. The board is comprised of 25 directors, 23 of whom are mayors or city councilmembers from Washington cities or towns, and two non-elected city officials who also serve as the president and past president of the Washington City/County Management Association.

AWC’s mission is to serve its members through advocacy, education and services. Founded in 1933, AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that represents Washington's cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch, and with regulatory agencies. Membership is voluntary. However, AWC consistently maintains 100 percent participation from Washington’s 281 cities and towns.

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