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Long Beach mayor elected to Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors

Olympia – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced that Long Beach mayor Jerry Phillips was recently elected to its Board of Directors.

“I am honored to have been elected to the Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors,” said Phillips. “The members of this board are talented and very knowledgeable, and I look forward to working with my colleagues.”

Phillips was elected to the AWC board during the organization’s Business Meeting on June 23 in Everett. He serves district At-Large #2, which includes 61 cities and towns west of the Cascades with a population less than 5,000.

“It's a great opportunity to represent the small cities of the western side of our state,” he added.

Phillips was elected mayor of Long Beach in 2015, and began his term in 2016. Prior to that he served on the city council for ten years.

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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