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Training & Education

Municipal budgeting & fiscal management workshop

Cosponsored by Washington Finance Officers Association

July 13-14 – Leavenworth
Enzian Inn
590 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826

A local government’s budget document is one of the most important documents you have. It’s more than a bunch of numbers – it’s your primary tool for prioritizing and addressing your community’s needs.

The annual Municipal Budgeting and Fiscal Management workshop is designed for elected officials and staff from local governments who have a role in developing or implementing the budget. The workshop is designed to give both the novice and the expert budgeter skills to enhance their budget document, by weaving in performance measures, understanding how to spot red flags early, and engaging citizens so city priorities reflect the greater community.

The workshop is only open to AWC members.



Presentations & handouts

July 13

  • 8 – 9 am: Registration check in
  • 9 am – 4:30 pm: Workshop (lunch included)
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm: Hosted social hour (light appetizers and hosted beverages)

July 14

  • 8:30 am – Noon: Workshop


  • Mike Bailey, Director, Technology and Information Services, City of Redmond
  • Toni Nelson, Financial Consultant, Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC)
  • Steve Hawley, Communications Coordinator, MRSC
  • Jay Covington, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Renton
  • Victoria Lincoln, Government Relations Advocate, AWC
  • Sheila Gall, General Counsel, AWC
  • Pat McCarthy, State Auditor, State Auditor’s Office (SAO)
  • Sherrie Ard, Local Government Performance Center Manager, SAO
  • Debbie Pennick, Cities Program Manager, SAO
  • Duane Walz, Local Government Specialist, SAO


Register now for Leavenworth!

All fees are per person

AWC member – $200

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


The Small City Scholarship program assists small cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or less. The scholarship covers the cost of registration for the Budgeting workshop (travel and lodging are not included). It is easy to utilize a small city scholarship. Simply enter the campaign code BDSCS at check out during the registration process. If you register using a small city scholarship and do not attend, your city will be charged the cancellation fee.

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


AWC has reserved a block of sleeping rooms for the nights of July 12 and July 13 at negotiated rates. The room block fills up quickly.

To book, please register for the workshop as soon as possible.

Call the Enzian Inn at 1-800-223-8511 to reserve a room. You must provide your AWC workshop order number.

Please note: One reservation per registrant. AWC will audit for duplicate reservations and for reservations made prior to registering for the conference.

If you have questions about hotel reservations, contact registration.

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 hotels 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
Tonia Sugarman

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.

CML bos

Attend the full workshop and earn 7 credits toward your Certificate of Municipal Leadership and meet the public sector resource management requirement.