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Buckley mayor to serve as vice president of Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors

Olympia – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced that Buckley mayor Pat Johnson was recently elected vice president of the Board of Directors. The vice president serves on the association’s executive committee and is in line to become president.

“It is a privilege and an honor to serve as AWC vice president,” said Johnson. “Regardless of the size or location of our cities and towns, we all have issues in common and we must work together to solve our problems at home and in Olympia.”

Johnson has served on the AWC board for four years. She was initially elected to the board to represent district 6, which includes 27 cities and towns in Thurston County and Pierce County.

Johnson has been Buckley mayor for 11 years, and has served on the Buckley city council for 14 years prior to becoming mayor.

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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Media contact:
Alicia Seegers Martinelli
Communications Director
aliciam@awcnet.org
(360) 753-4137

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