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August 30, 2017

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Strong Cities, Great State logoRegistration open! AWC Regional Meetings coming to a city near you! Certificate of Municipal Leadership program
October & November dates | Various locations
AWC is hitting the road! Where will we see you this fall? 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. Find a meeting near you and register now! More

Reviving rural downtowns workshop
September 20-21 | Ritzville
Now in its third year, this Adams County Development Council workshop provides valuable tools and information for anyone working to improve their small community. Several towns have already implemented the branding and marketing efforts learned at the workshop. Attend this year and learn from a national expert about how you can build your own foundation for revitalization and learn practical ways that your small community can thrive. More

AGO opinion on confidentiality of executive sessions
The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) issued a new formal opinion on August 3 that provides instruction on the confidentiality of executive sessions. The opinion addresses four questions that periodically arise regarding the release of information learned during an executive session. See MRSC’s opinion summary. More

AGO proposes changes to the Public Records Model Rules
The AGO has proposed updated language to the Public Records Act Model Rules. The proposal is intended to update the rules to reflect developments in statutes, case law and technology since the rules were last revised in 2007. For example, the proposed language addresses the use of personal devices with respect to public records. Written responses to this version of the proposal are due September 29. More

NLC releases Local Economic Conditions 2017 survey
The National League of Cities’ Local Economic Conditions gauges the performance of key local economic indicators from city elected officials. This year’s results are based on responses from 224 cities across various population sizes and locations within and outside metropolitan areas. More

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Strong Cities, Great State logoIn case you missed it – Legislative recap
The legislative session may seem like old news at this point, but you’ll want to know which laws passed and how they affect your city. Take a look at our mid-August recap of the 2017 legislative session. More

2018 session is just around the corner
Use this fall to prepare: Attend a Regional Meeting near you, adopt and share your city’s legislative agenda, and meet with your legislators to talk about local issues.

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Cities 101: Revenues & expenses video
City budgets are complicated. And how do city revenues and taxes work, anyway? This short video explains how cities plan and pay for city services and the challenges they face. Share it with your community and on social media to get the word out about city budgets in a way that invites them to get involved. More

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Strong Cities, Great State logoRetro Safety Academy
September 12, 13, 27, 28 | Bainbridge Island
Are you responsible for your jurisdiction's safety program? Have you experienced an increase in on-the-job injuries? Interested in learning more ways to keep your workplace safe? If so, AWC's Retro Program can help you navigate workplace safety issues. More

AWC trainings & events

Retro Safety Academy

September dates

Bainbridge Island

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September 18


Mayors Exchange Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

September 20


Retro WorkSafe Employer Award training

October 18


AWC Member Expo

October 18-19


AWC Regional Meetings Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

Various dates

Various locations

Wellness Planning Forums

Various dates

Various locations

Other trainings

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


WACO customer service training
September 14 | Wenatchee
September 27 | Richland

The Washington Association of County Officials (WACO) is offering a one-day, in depth, customer service workshop and training for municipal employees. The training offers attendees a blueprint for building a culture of customer service in the workplace. Register for Wenatchee and Richland.

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!

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