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A look inside the State’s new business licensing service

Nearly 70 cities partner with the Washington State Department of Revenue to issue state and local business licenses through the same Business Licensing Service (BLS). This webinar highlights the state’s one-stop business licensing solution, including recent enhancements.

Budgeting basics

AWC's 10-part online Budgeting Basics series breaks down the various elements of budgeting. Redmond's Finance Director Mike Bailey shares his approach to budgeting and provides guidance and advice for all elements of the budget process. (CML: Public sector resource management; 1 credit)

GMA comp plan conversation starters

This Growth Management Act "starter package" features a series of 12 videos covering planning and land use roles and responsibilities, budget, economic development, community engagement and more. (CML: Community planning and development; 1 credit)

Knowing the Legal Territory

This video series is a must-see for every newly elected mayor and councilmember. This training fulfils the Open Government Training Act requirement for elected officials. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 5 credit)

New broadband infrastructure is coming. Is your city ready?

In the next few years, the broadband industry will be investing billions of dollars to meet the growing demand for faster speed internet, in both the wired and wireless space.

New public records laws and what you need to know

AWC, MRSC and WSAC have partnered to cover what governments need to know in order to comply with the new law.

Open Public Meetings Act eLearning

This eLearning training opportunity was created in partnership between MRSC and AWC to provide information on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). The training is customized for city and town councilmembers and mayors to help meet an important training requirement in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act Training. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

Public Records Act eLearning

In partnership with the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC), this course is customized for city and town councilmembers and mayors to help meet an important training requirement in accordance with the Open Government Trainings Act. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

Short Course on Local Planning

The Short Course on Planning is the pre-eminent training course on land use for planning commissioners and elected officials in Washington. Access this training through a series of ten short videos. (CML: Community planning and development; 3 credits)

The next 20 years in local government

What are the next big things facing local government? In this video, futurist Rebecca Ryan highlights 44 trends in four categories -resources, technology, demographics, and governance - that could impact how local government operates in the next generation.

Washington paid sick leave recorded webinar

Is your organization’s paid sick leave program compliant with Washington’s new paid sick leave statute, which will take effect January 1, 2018?

Your leadership contribution

Dr. Craig Dunn, Dean, College of Business and Economics, Western Washington University explores what makes your city hall work meaningful, and how you as a leader contribute to a greater good and a healthier community. (CML: Effective local leadership; 1 credit)

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