Legislative Advocacy

AWC’s 2015 Legislative Action Agenda

AWC’s Legislative Committee releases the 2015 priorities that will be the focus for the upcoming session.

AWC Fact Sheets

Talking to your legislator soon? Use our fact sheets to inform and remind them of city priorities.

What is Strong Cities Great State?

AWC President Francis Benjamin on the importance of staying engaged with your legislators.

Governor Inslee Releases his Budget Proposal

The news is mostly good for cities: No cuts to state-shared revenues, cities get a slice of marijuana revenues. Public Works Trust Fund, not so good.

Open Data Portal – Permitting Data

Residential construction building permits are an indicator of overall economic growth. This chart shows the percent change in permits from 2000 through 2013 for different categories of cities. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we unveil more building permit datasets, including data for each city in Washington.

Contact our lobbyists

Dave Williams
Director of Government Relations

Candice Bock
Law & justice, pensions, personnel, public records, social services

Alison Hellberg
Economic development, infrastructure, transportation

Victoria Lincoln
Energy, general government, municipal finance, state budget, tele-

Carl Schroeder
Environment & water, housing, infrastructure, land use, social services