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Yakima assistant mayor elected to Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors

OLYMPIA – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced that Yakima assistant mayor Carmen Méndez was recently elected to its Board of Directors.

“I am firmly committed to advancing the best interests of all 281 cities and towns in Washington State and ensuring the highest quality AWC services possible,” said Méndez. “I look forward to serving as a member of the AWC Board of Directors.”

Méndez was elected to the AWC board during the association’s Annual Business Meeting on June 22 in Vancouver, Wash. Her district, At-Large #3 (Eastern), includes cities in 12 counties east of the Cascade Mountain range.

Méndez was elected to the Yakima city council in 2015.

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 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. Membership is voluntary. However, AWC consistently maintains 100 percent participation from Washington’s 281 cities and towns. AWC also provides training, data and publications, and programs such as the AWC Employee Benefit Trust, AWC Risk Management Service Agency, AWC Workers’ Comp Retro, AWC Drug and Alcohol Consortium, and AWC GIS Consortium.


For information about all new and re-elected officers and directors, visit the AWC website.

Media contact:
Emma Shepard
Communications Coordinator
Association of Washington Cities
(360) 753-4137