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Association of Washington Cities honors Mayor David Baker with Advocacy All-Star Award

Olympia, WA – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC), an Olympia-based organization advocating on behalf of Washington’s 281 cities and towns, honored Kenmore Mayor David Baker with an Advocacy All-Star Award.

AWC presented the award to Mayor Baker on Wednesday night in Renton at a Sound Cities Association dinner. Baker is recognized for his ongoing engagement with area legislators on city issues at both the state and federal levels, and his presence on the ground in Olympia and Washington, DC.

The AWC Advocacy All-Star Award was established in 2015 to acknowledge city elected officials who publicly advocate for cities and towns in Washington state. City officials receiving the award conducted advocacy efforts before and during the recently completed 2016 legislative session.

“We are all in this together,” said Mayor Baker, “Cities and the state share the same issues. Anything we can do to speak out for one another, we will do. I graciously accept this award.”

 “The Advocacy All-Star Awards recognize and celebrate the actions of city officials across the state who are advocating for all 281 cities,” stated AWC CEO Peter B. King. “Their collective voice is telling the Legislature that if we work together, the state will thrive.”

The Association of Washington Cities serves 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. AWC also provides training, data and resources, and programs such as Employee Benefit Trust, Risk Management Service Agency, Workers’ Compensation Retrospective Rating Program, and Drug & Alcohol Consortium.

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