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Carnation mayor to serve on Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors

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OLYMPIA – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced that Carnation Mayor Jim Berger was recently appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors. Berger represents the at-large western 2 board district, which includes cities and towns with a population below 5,000 west of the Cascades.

“Serving on the AWC board gives me an opportunity to help all cities and be more involved with state-wide issues,” said Berger.

The AWC Board of Directors is the association’s governing body. The board is comprised of 25 directors, 23 of whom are mayors or city councilmembers from Washington cities or towns, and two non-elected city officials who also serve as the president and past president of the Washington City/County Management Association.

Berger was elected to the Carnation city council in 2009 and has acted as mayor for the past four years.

AWC’s mission is to serve its members through advocacy, education and services. Founded in 1933, AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that represents Washington's cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch, and with regulatory agencies. Membership is voluntary. However, AWC consistently maintains 100 percent participation from Washington’s 281 cities and towns.