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Association of Washington Cities honors Rep. Mia Gregerson with City Champion Award

Olympia, WA – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC), an Olympia-based organization advocating on behalf of Washington’s 281 cities and towns, honored Representative Mia Gregerson (D-SeaTac) with a City Champion Award.

Gregerson was recognized on September 7 in Renton at a Sound Cities Association dinner. She is one of seven legislators recognized for promoting and participating in the House Local Government Champions Caucus, a group advocating for issues important to cities and towns. Additionally, this award is presented in appreciation for Gregerson’s work championing cities as Vice Chair of the House Local Government Committee.

“I am trilled and honored to give this award to Representative Gregerson,” said Ed Prince, Renton Councilmember, “She is a huge advocate and true champion for cities. We are grateful for her work on both the House Local Government Committee and the Local Government Champions Caucus.”

AWC Chief Executive Officer Peter B. King noted that as the state continues to address funding for K-12 education and other priorities, its historic partnership with cities to provide funding for important city programs and services has diminished.

“A bipartisan group of legislators created the caucus in 2015 as a place to ensure that city needs do not get left behind when the state grapples with other challenges,” said King. “This is just the type of leadership cities need.”

“My work in local government inspires me every day,” said Gregerson, “Local government makes Washington strong. I greatly appreciate the work that cities do. Thank you for this award.”

City Champion Awards are a component of AWC’s Strong Cities, Great State campaign that brings cities and towns together to achieve greater results and deliver stronger services. This is the third year the City Champion Awards have been presented to select legislators.

AWC 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.

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