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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.


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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.

Strong Cities, Great State campaign

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.

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.

DaveThe time is right to remind legislators that new policy initiatives have local costs

When legislators consider and enact changes to what cities must do or need to address, fiscal impacts are sometimes available. At other times – particularly if it's a new idea or responsibility – those impacts are hard to determine. There are several current examples that fall under this category. Read about them and tell your legislators how new costs will impact your city.