Training & Education

2nd Annual Labor & Employer Summit – Lakewood
September 10

City management and police and fire unions work together on skills to foster trust and communication around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics.

Healthy Worksite Summit
September 2 – October 2

National experts inspire innovation. Reception, panel discussion and interactive workshops promote idea sharing. Pre-conference workshops for cities, state agencies and higher education institutions.

IACC – Wenatchee
September 30 – October 2

The 2014 IACC’s Annual Conference theme is Together We Build Infrastructure. Sessions emphasize funding programs, regulatory issues, case studies and guidance on special topics. AWC Small City Scholarships available.


AWC Regional Meetings – Registration Open Soon

Don’t see a Regional Meeting scheduled for your area yet? In order to improve efficiency, AWC is contacting several larger county and city regional partner organizations to schedule joint meetings (for example: Sound Cities Association, Pierce County Cities and Towns, Snohomish County Cities and Towns). Stay tuned for additional dates and locations! Please let AWC know if you have a suggestion for a joint meeting with a partner organization.

  • Centralia – October 7
  • Mount Vernon – October 9
  • Aberdeen – October 14
  • Vancouver – October 15
  • Olympia – October 16
  • Chelan – October 22
  • Spokane – October 23
  • Yakima – November 5
  • Moses Lake – November 6

Member Expo – Registration Open in September!

October 29-30 at Campbell's Resort in Chelan. Get ready for two outstanding days filled with educational opportunities and fantastic networking with other municipal professionals.

RMSA Trainings

Trainings are an essential component of the AWC RMSA comprehensive Loss Control Program. Onsite trainings are free to RMSA members and members are encouraged to attend as many of these trainings as possible. Trainings are offered throughout the year. Just click below to find out more about the training and to register. include:

Have you earned your CML?


AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program provides mayors and councilmembers training to effectively operate within the law, plan for the future, secure and manage funds and foster community and staff relationships.

The program offers two levels:
Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership