Elected Officials Essentials Workshop
The Elected Officials Essentials workshop is the first step you should take as an elected city official in educating yourself to be an effective city leader. The workshop, offered in partnership with Municipal Research and Services Center, provides an overview of the laws affecting municipal governance as well as essential leadership skills.
Local governance is complex and challenging and there are certain requirements, frequent pitfalls, and basic principles that elected officials must know in order to provide effective municipal governance.
This 1½ day workshop is packed with information on:
- Your statutory role and responsibilities
- The most up-to-date information on your legal obligations and liabilities
- How to work together as a team and connect with citizens and staff
- Essential principles and strategies for effective local government leadership
- And time to connect and network with others
This workshop also serves as a great refresher for those electeds who want to stay ahead of the curve and those who were unable to attend a previous workshop.
Elected Officials Essentials offers the fundamental tools to help make your city or town run smoothly.
Dates & locations
- January 6-7 – Spokane
Doubletree by Hilton Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
- January 13-14 – Lynnwood
Embassy Suites Lynnwood
20610 44th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
- February 3-4 – Kennewick
Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W Grandridge Blvd
Kennewick, WA 98336
- February 10-11 – Tacoma
1515 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Click here for the agenda.
- Mike McCarty, AWC Chief Executive Officer
- Tracy Burrows, MRSC Executive Director
- Steve DiJulio, Attorney, Foster Pepper, PLLC
- Ann Macfarlane, Jurassic Parliament
Registration & scholarships
Member registration – $175 per person
A fee of $25 will be charged for cancellations made more than one week prior to the meeting for which you are registered. Cancellations made less than seven days prior to the meeting for which you are registered will require full payment.
Multiple scholarships are available for this training:
For cities and towns under 5,000 population, scholarships are available. Two Small City Scholarships per city are available for this workshop.
For cities over 5,000 and experiencing financial difficulties, Washington Cities scholarships may be available.
RMSA members, contact Roger Neal for information on transportation reimbursement.
Registration or cancellation questions
For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial the AWC number.