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Strong cities make a great state

AWC represents the interests of Washington’s diverse cities and towns. One united voice, speaking for cities large and small, has a significant impact on lawmakers and other interest groups in Olympia.

News and updates

Get legislative updates, check out our Legislative Bulletin.

City legislative priorities

Check out what cities need. Together, we need to make concerted effort to ensure every legislator knows that the state is only as strong as its cities and towns.

Advocacy Academy

Learn how to engage with legislators, media, and see any current action alerts. Discover how cities lead by example and learn how to become an Advocacy All-Star.


See this year’s winners of our annual Advocacy All-Star, legislative City Champion Awards, and other AWC city awards.

About AWC’s advocacy work

AWC’s Government Relations team in Olympia engages state elected officials and decision makers to ensure a common understanding that the state is only as strong as its cities and towns.

DaveThird special session ends without passage of a capital budget

With session over, AWC is disappointed that the Legislature failed to approve critical funding for numerous infrastructure programs and projects cities rely on, including the possibility that Legislature would have appropriated funds for a Public Works Trust Fund loan list for the first time in four years.