Marijuana webinar on potential 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 December 1, 2017. This webinar will engage with cities and counties and explain how your jurisdiction can be heard in their report. More
AWC is hitting the road for Regional Meetings
October & November dates | Various locations
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
Read the Citywise section of our recent Cityvision magazine issue to hear about a tribal clinic’s model, learn to build more effective working relationships with tribes, discover how SeaTac earned an award for student engagement, and understand the legal differences between fee land and trust land. More
NLC’s The elected official’s easy guide to Facebook
Read this post on the National League of Cities (NLC) blog CitiesSpeak to learn 10 tips, tools, and best practices to help local government officials connect with constituents on Facebook. More
Want more? AWC also devised our own social media guidelines for elected and appointed officials. Catch up on those here.
Check out your 2017 legislative interim mailer
Check your mail at city hall later this week or next to find out how cities fared during the historically long, triple overtime legislative sessions. Plus, learn what you can do in the coming months to prepare for 2018. More
Chapter 8: Keeping your community safe
Nearly half an average city’s budget is devoted to public safety services such as police, fire, courts, prosecution, jails, emergency medical services, and 911 dispatch. Policy makers in small cities will learn about options for delivering these important and costly services in their community by reading Chapter 8 of the Small City Resource Manual.
The Small City Resource Manual was developed to make life a little easier around city hall, especially for cities of fewer than 5,000 people. Each chapter tackles a different topic and includes relevant resources you may also find helpful. We’ll feature other chapters in the coming months or you can review the manual in its entirety here.
See you at Mayors Exchange!
September 20 | Kennewick
Mayors have a unique role at city hall, and who understands your challenges better than other mayors? This event provides mayors and city executives the opportunity to meet each other, discuss concerns and glean best practices. Each Mayors Exchange highlights a different topic, allowing you to delve into important issues facing your community and the state. It’s not too late! Register now!
MRSC’s Finance essentials
October & November dates | Spokane, DuPont, Mount Vernon, Yakima
This event will teach you how to develop and assist with the annual budget draft and the annual report, and how to assess and improve upon internal controls. You will also learn key accounting, reporting, and accounting compliance issues, and key financial policies and how these interact with audit requirements. More