AWC created the Advocacy All-Star Award in 2015 to recognize and celebrate the actions of city elected officials who consistently advocate for all of Washington’s 281 cities and towns. City officials nominated for the award conducted advocacy efforts throughout 2015 and during 2016 legislative session.
Advocacy efforts performed by All-Stars included numerous trips to Olympia to testify, coalitions formed to help mobilize a city cause, contact with local media, and campaigns spearheaded to educate area legislators and the public about the importance of a strong city-state partnership.
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We extend our thanks and congratulations to the following award winners.
Mayor David Baker, Kenmore
In appreciation of his ongoing engagement with area legislators on city issues at both the state and federal levels, and his presence on the ground in Olympia and Washington D.C. when it counts.
Mayor Jill Boudreau, Mount Vernon
In appreciation of her efforts at home and in Olympia to promote changes to public records laws in ways that ensure access, while limiting undue burdens on cities.
Mayor Kelli Linville, Bellingham
In appreciation of her help in creating and sustaining a joint city/county/port legislative strategy in her community and for helping spearhead constructive and creative approaches to housing low income and homeless people in Bellingham.
Mayor Becky Erickson, Poulsbo
In recognition of her steadfast efforts to pass legislation that helps protect the public and law enforcement when using body-worn camera technology.
Mayor Glenn Johnson, Pullman
In recognition of his steadfast efforts to pass legislation that helps protect the public and law enforcement when using body-worn camera technology.
Councilmember Jerry Cummins, Walla Walla
In recognition of your active and ongoing engagement with area legislators and local media on issues of importance to cities, for the second year running.
Sound Cities Association represented by SCA President, Mayor Nancy Backus, Auburn
In recognition of your proactive efforts to promote and work to solve a range of city issues at the state, federal, and regional levels.
See the press release here.
Past award winners
AWC Board of Directors
Employee Benefit Trust
Risk Management Service Agency
Workers Comp Retro
Drug & Alcohol Consortium
AWC Annual Conference
City Action Days
Healthy Worksite Summit
Labor Relations Institute
Partner with AWC
Center for Quality Communities
Municipal Research and Services Center
National League of Cities