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Strong cities make a great state

AWC represents the interests of Washington’s diverse cities and towns. One united voice, speaking for cities large and small, has a significant impact on lawmakers and other interest groups in Olympia.

City legislative priorities

Check out what cities need. Together, we need to make concerted effort to ensure every legislator knows that the state is only as strong as its cities and towns.

Advocacy Academy

Learn how to engage with legislators, media, and see any current action alerts. Discover how cities lead by example and learn how to become an Advocacy All-Star.

News and updates

Get legislative updates, check out our Legislative Bulletin.

Ballot initiatives

Get information on statewide initiatives that could impact cities.


See this year’s winners of our annual Advocacy All-Star, legislative City Champion Awards, and other AWC city awards.

About AWC’s advocacy work

AWC’s Government Relations team in Olympia engages state elected officials and decision makers to ensure a common understanding that the state is only as strong as its cities and towns.

DaveSession in overtime – now what for cities?

We are now in 30-day special session. Operating and capital budgets have not been adopted yet, and it may take more than 30 days. July 1 is when the state needs a new budget or else the government will shut down.