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Training & Education

LEOFF 1 Disability Board best practices

October 25 – Olympia
AWC office
1076 Franklin St SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Public employers continue to face challenges in managing the cost of providing medical care to their LEOFF 1 retirees. Administering a system that balances retiree rights and the public trust is crucial. Attendees will receive a copy of AWC’s LEOFF 1 Disability Board Best Practices Resource Guide, authored by the presenter, which outlines what the law does and doesn’t require, addresses potential public records/public meetings issues, and offers practical, strategic advice and recommendations for best practices to help employers manage this obligation.

Later, attendees will hear from a panel of experts discussing board relations with staff and cost containment, with time to debrief and ask questions during roundtable discussions.

This workshop is for disability board secretaries and HR, legal, fiscal and other management staff in jurisdictions with liability for LEOFF 1 medical costs.


W. Scott Snyder, Ogden Murphy Wallace
Panel discussion presenters – TBA


10 am – Noon: Workshop
Noon: Lunch
1 – 3:30 pm: Disability Board best practices panel discussions


Register now!

Note: The LEOFF 1 workshop is a management-only training. By proceeding to registration, you are certifying that you represent management and are not a member of a union.

Fee – $75

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

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

Hotel reservations

AWC has reserved a block of sleeping rooms for the night of October 24 at a negotiated rate. The AWC rate is available until October 5, 2017.

To make reservations, please click here and use the group name: Association of Washington Cities.

Hilton Garden Inn Olympia
2101 Henderson Park Lane SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Please note: One reservation per registrant. AWC will audit for duplicate reservations.

If you have questions about hotel reservations, contact ginaa@awcnet.org.

Hotel changes/cancellations

Guests are responsible for paying for their own accommodations. All changes and cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. The hotel must receive notice of cancellation at least 72 hours prior to the arrival date and a cancellation number must be obtained by the guest to avoid penalty charges for one night stay.

AWC is not responsible for any penalty or no-show charges.

AWC has worked diligently with the hotel to establish a room block for our attendees. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than AWC is not approved. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates; however, they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellations or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of and report any unauthorized solicitation to AWC at registration@awcnet.org.


Workshop information
Heidi Olmstead

Registration or cancellation questions and special accommodations
Please contact us at least seven business days prior to the workshop if any disability accommodations are needed. For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial the AWC number.

Attend the full workshop and earn 3 credits toward your Certificate of Municipal Leadership and meet the roles, responsibilities, and legal requirement.