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Training & Education

Elected Officials Essentials

Cosponsored by Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC)

December 2, 8:30 am – 3 pm (lunch provided)
Join us in one of the following cities:
(The event will take place live in Olympia, and will broadcast live via webcast at all other locations.)

Airway Heights
Water Reclamation Plant
12405 W 21st Ave.
Airway Heights, WA

Council chambers
238 N Olympic Ave.
Arlington, WA

Council chambers
135 E Johnson Ave.
Chelan, WA

Council chambers
301 E Clay St.
Chewelah, WA

Council chambers
16720 SE 271st St. Suite 100
Covington, WA

Gig Harbor
Council chambers
3510 Grandview St.
Gig Harbor, WA

Police Department
211 W 6th Ave.
Kennewick, WA

Justice Center, Totem Lake Room
11750 NE 118th St.
Kirkland, WA

Olympia – Sold out
AWC Office
1076 Franklin St. SE
Olympia, WA

City Hall, The Large Conference Room
325 SE Paradise St.
Pullman, WA

Vancouver – Sold out
City Hall, Aspen Room
415 West 6th St.
Vancouver, WA

Annex Training Room
421 E Chestnut Ave. #100
Yakima, WA

Attend this popular event at any one of our convenient 12 locations across the state where you’ll network and examine real-world municipal scenarios with the help of an on-site city attorney. Learn your basic legal obligations and liabilities, understand your statutory roles and responsibilities, explore what makes your work at city hall meaningful, and discover how your leadership shapes your community.

As one of AWC’s flagship events, this workshop offers the excellent opportunity to connect and network with other city leaders in your region, while spending less time and travel costs than a traditional training event. You don’t have to be new to elected office to benefit from this workshop covering the most critical legal and functional responsibilities of local elected office, as this event offers relevant information for new and seasoned elected officials alike.

This training is designed to meet the specific requirements for elected officials under the Open Government Training Act.


8 am: Registration
8:30 am – 3 pm: Workshop (lunch provided)
Detailed agenda!


Steve DiJulio, Attorney, Foster Pepper, PLLC
Steve focuses on litigation involving state and local governments, and land use and environmental law. His expertise is representing jurisdictions on eminent domain, utilities (water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste systems), local improvement districts, facility siting, and contractor litigation.

On-site city attorney
Spend time together examining some very real municipal scenarios and solutions, with the help of an on-site city attorney.

City expert panel
Hear sage advice from new and seasoned city leaders about how to avoid pitfalls and work well together. Our panel consists of a first-term official, long-term official, city manager/administrator and clerk.


This event is open to any elected or appointed official or staff from member cities.

Registration is closed. You may register onsite in Arlington, Chelan, Chewelah, Covington, Gig Harbor, Kennewick, Kirkland, Pullman, and Yakima. The Olympia and Vancouver locations are closed for onsite registration.

Registration fee: $45 (lunch provided)

See AWC’s conference and workshop terms of agreement for information on our refund/cancellation policy.


For cities and towns under 5,000 population, scholarships are available. Please enter the scholarship code EOESCS during the registration process to utilize this scholarship.

For RMSA members, they are offering three scholarships per jurisdiction to attend this event. Use EOERMSA during the registration process to utilize this scholarship.

For cities over 5,000 and experiencing financial difficulties, Washington Cities scholarships may be available.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority will reimburse for one registration per member entity. Elected officials, please check with your city’s WCIA representative for eligibility. Once registered, please submit for reimbursement through WCIA’s website, click "Education & Training", then click "Training Reimbursements". WCIA will accept reimbursement requests for this program prior to the December 15th reimbursement deadline.


Workshop information
Karen Tanner

Registration or cancellation questions and special accommodations
For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial the AWC number.


Earn 5 credits toward your Certificate of Municipal Leadership and meet the roles, responsibilities and legal requirement.

CLE credits (for attorneys)

Elected Officials Essentials has been approved for 3.50 credits from the Washington State Bar Association. Attorneys should sign up for credit on the forms available at each location.

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