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August 23, 2017

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Cityvision feature: Keeping Counsel

Washington cities and tribes find that gathering together and listening to one another can promote respect, build trust, provide a foundation for mutually beneficial action—and even foster friendship. Read this recent Cityvision feature to learn how several cities embrace that partnership. More

Register for IACC Conference
October 24-26 | Wenatchee
Registration is now live for the 2017 Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC) Conference. This year's theme is "Protect Your Assets." The conference helps Washington communities identify and obtain resources to develop, improve, and maintain infrastructure. Register now!

Washington State Labor & Industries engaging in new rulemaking on occupational lead exposure
The state agency that regulates occupational safety, Labor & Industries (L&I), is engaged in new rulemaking on employee lead exposure. The proposed rules lower the thresholds for allowable lead exposure and prescribe various mitigation requirements. If your city has employees with potential lead exposure, visit the L&I website to provide input. More

Rulemaking continues on new I-1433 paid sick leave requirement
Voters passed Initiative 1433 in 2016, raising the state’s minimum wage and requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees effective January 2018. The initiative provides that an employee shall accrue at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked as an employee. L&I has been working to draft rules to implement the law and is looking for comment by September 1. More

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Legislative priorities outcomes sheetLasting Impressions: Episode 3
Listen to the new Lasting Impressions podcast where four city leaders from Auburn, Bellevue, Kent, and Walla Walla share their experiences guiding their cities through various events and answer the question, “What’s the secret to successful leadership?” Lasting Impressions highlights contributions city leaders make to their community and captures valuable perspective and knowledge for future generations. More

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Strong Cities, Great State logoAWC, WSAC, & WSLCB webinar on potential marijuana home grows options
September 18 | Webinar
2017 legislation requires the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) to “conduct a study of regulatory options” for recreational home grows of marijuana. The WSLCB is tasked with making its findings and recommendations to the Legislature by Dec. 1, 2017. This webinar engages cities and counties on this topic and explains how your jurisdiction may have its voice heard in their report. More

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Strong Cities, Great State logoSave the date! AWC Regional Meetings coming to a city near you! Certificate of Municipal Leadership program
October & November dates | Various locations
Fall is coming, and you know what that means…AWC is hitting the road! Regional Meetings offer city officials the opportunity to gather over dinner and share insight and news from home. You’ll also hear from AWC about what’s going on in Olympia, our legislative strategy, what you can do to help, and get a first look at city legislative priorities. Registration opens next week. Find a meeting near you! More

AWC trainings & events

Retro Safety Academy

September dates

Bainbridge Island

Mayors Exchange Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

September 20


Retro WorkSafe Employer Award training

October 18


AWC Member Expo

October 18-19


Wellness Planning Forums

Various dates

Various locations

Other trainings

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August 31


MRSC’s Strategies to improve local government workplace culture

September 13


Short Course on Local Planning Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

Various dates

Various locations

IACC Conference Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

October 24-26


MRSC’s Strategies to improve local government workplace culture
September 13 | Webinar
According to Gallup Daily tracking, 32 percent of employees in the U.S. are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplace. What’s keeping employees within your agency from working with passion? The answers might surprise you. This webinar will look at how Spokane County and the City of Sequim are using innovative techniques to engage employees and improve workplace culture. More

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