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October 11, 2017

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Registration now open for AWC's Elected Officials Essentials!
December 2 | 12 locations
It’s back! Every other year, AWC hosts the popular Elected Officials Essentials to train new and seasoned elected officials. Learn the basic legal obligations and liabilities of elected office, understand statutory roles and responsibilities, and explore what makes the work at city hall so meaningful. More

Strong Cities, Great State logoCityvision | Green makers: Taking action for a sustainable future
This edition of Cityvision magazine explores what actions cities are taking to ensure a sustainable future. Learn about Carbonado’s comprehensive sewer replacement plan that was put on hold, hear from the Ellensburg Mayor about their renewable energy efforts, discover Skykomish’s decade-long cleanup results, and see Palouse’s rebuild after disaster. More

City-County Assistance Account 2018 estimates released
The Department of Revenue recently released its estimates of city-county assistance for distributions that will be made in 2018 under ESSB 6050. If your city receives these distributions, view your city’s estimate here.

Grant and loan programs for drinking water and wastewater projects
Small cities, do you want to know where infrastructure funding might be found? Do you need drinking water or wastewater system improvements? If so, check out this current list of available funding programs. More

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Strong Cities, Great State logoElected officials: Earn CML credits and get recognized!
AWC's Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) program recognizes mayors and councilmembers for accomplishing training in four core areas:

  • Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements
  • Public sector resource management
  • Community planning and development
  • Effective local leadership

AWC provides mayors and councilmembers with a wide variety of training options to effectively operate within the law, plan for the future, secure and manage funds, and foster community and staff relationships. More

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Strong Cities, Great State logoAWC Board adopts 2018 Legislative Priorities
On September 29, the AWC Board of Directors adopted four city priorities for the upcoming 2018 legislative session. See the AWC priorities, and incorporate them when adopting your own city's priorities. More

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Washington paid sick leave
November 8 | Webinar
Is your organization’s paid sick leave program compliant with Washington’s new paid sick leave statute, which will take effect January 1, 2018? Learn key requirements of the new paid sick leave law, review a checklist for compliance, and understand practical considerations and options for modifying existing sick leave policies to conform to the new legal requirements. 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

Various dates

Battle Ground, Wenatchee, Shelton

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

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DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program grants
The Department of Natural Resources announced two grants under the Community Forestry Assistance Grants program. The Small Community Forestry Assistance Grants are available to communities with populations less than 10,000 and focus on community forestry-related projects. And the Community Forestry Assistance (CFA) Grants are for projects that focus on urban forestry program development. Deadlines are November 30 and December 8. More

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