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October 4, 2017

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Strong Cities, Great State logoCongratulations 2017 City Champion Award winners!
Our fourth annual City Champion Awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication of legislators who championed critical city issues during the 2017 legislative session. Find out if your legislator is one of the eight Champions, and say thanks! In-district celebrations are being scheduled. Contact Dave Williams if you’d like to help plan one in your city. More

Strong Cities, Great State logoAWC Employee Benefit Trust 2018 rates
The AWC Employee Benefit Trust Board of Trustees finalized the Trust’s 2018 premium increases. With the termination of two high-cost medical plans, many employers will actually see a decrease in their medical premiums in 2018. Check out the rate increases on all Trust-sponsored health plans. Exact rate amounts will be posted on our website in mid-October. More

Register for joint summit on gang prevention and intervention
November 1 | Tacoma
AWC is cohosting a policy summit on gang prevention and intervention with the Governor’s Office, Attorney General’s Office, Washington State Association of Counties, and others. The event features state and national experts on gang policy. Attendees will network and learn about research, best-practices, and information concerning gang-related activity in your jurisdiction and how to craft an adequate response. City elected officials and staff are both encouraged to attend. More

Upcoming Regional Meetings Certificate of Municipal Leadership program
October 11 | Richland
October 12 | Spokane
October 17 | Wenatchee

Don't miss these upcoming opportunities to hear the latest about AWC's legislative priorities, share important issues in your region, and get early predictions of what's in store for cities in 2018. Register for these meetings or check out all ten locations throughout the state. More

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We’re LinkedIn, are you?

Did you know that AWC is on LinkedIn? Connect with us and never miss an update about our many publications, data, awards, and other resources. More

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Strong Cities, Great State logoTop ten steps to take for a successful legislative session
The 2018 legislative session is only months away. Take advantage of the interim and engage your legislators on important city issues now. Need ideas? See this handy top ten list. Better yet, print it and refer to it often. Can you complete all ten actions? Doing so could win you a 2018 AWC Advocacy All-Star award! More

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Check here next week for AWC's Elected Officials Essentials Certificate of Municipal Leadership program
Every two years following municipal elections, AWC hosts our popular Elected Officials Essentials to train newly-elected officials, as well as those already in office. Learn basic legal obligations and liabilities, understand statutory roles and responsibilities, and explore what makes the work at city hall meaningful. City and town clerks recently received flyers to distribute to current officials and those running for office. Check here next week, registration opens October 11. More

AWC trainings & events

Retro WorkSafe Employer Award training

October 18


AWC Member Expo

October 18-19


AWC Regional Meetings Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

Various dates

Various locations

Wellness Planning Forums

Various dates

Various locations

Elected Officials Essentials Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

December 2

12 streaming locations

Other trainings

Short Course on Local Planning Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

October dates

Spokane, Sultan, Battle Ground, Wenatchee

MRSC’s Using data visualization to make better decisions

October 19


IACC Conference Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

October 24-26


MRSC’s Finance essentials

Oct. & Nov. dates

Spokane, DuPont, Mount Vernon, Yakima

Supreme Court preview webinar
October 24 | Webinar
It is rare for the Supreme Court to have such an interesting docket before its new term begins. But it is not rare that the interesting cases—including partisan gerrymandering, the travel ban, free speech and the free exercise of religion—affect states and local governments. Join this webinar to hear a discussion of the most important cases for states and local governments to be decided in the court's 2017 term. More

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