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Hot links: Managing engagement in a digital world

Cityvision magazine (November/December 2015) explores how some of the many facets of the digital world affect Washington cities, particularly regarding community engagement.

Knowing the Legal Territory

This video series is a must-see for every newly elected mayor and councilmember. This training fulfils the Open Government Training Act requirement for elected officials.

Legal considerations and practical tips regarding executive sessions

Executive sessions, if conducted properly, can be integral to informed decision-making for city councils, particularly regarding sensitive issues. This update on key issues includes practical guidance and best practices.

Open Data Portal

Research and data for fact-based decision making, Data is presented in tabular, map and graphic formats on timely topics ranging from city election results to utility rate trends to recreational marijuana revenues.

Open Public Meetings Act eLearning

We are excited to announce a new eLearning training opportunity, created in partnership between MRSC and AWC to provide the most current information on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). The training is customized for city and town councilmembers and mayors to help meet an important training requirement in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act Training. Be on the lookout for the Public Records Training module which will complete all of the training requirements of OPMA.

Paper weight: Heavy records requests push cities to seek solutions

 Cityvision magazine (January/February 2011) explores the Public Records Act, and public records solutions ranging from personnel to technology to resource sharing.

The tech issue: From open data to selfie close-ups, take your community where it wants to go

Cityvision magazine (January/February 2014) highlights the many technology options cities have to leverage.