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City Action Days

February 15-16, 2017 | Olympia
Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion
2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502

Held annually during the legislative session, City Action Days is AWC’s two-day legislative conference to educate statewide decision makers about city priorities and push the city agenda forward.

  • Advocate for your city, and all cities, with a single, unified voice.
  • Engage in the state’s policy development and budget process.
  • Discover how the legislative process works and how you can help shape a bill.
  • Learn about AWC’s priorities and the points you need to communicate to your legislators.
  • Hear from legislative and executive branch leaders to share your city story and get answers to your questions.

Who should attend?

  • Councilmembers and mayors.
  • Managers and administrators, intergovernmental relations staff, and department heads.

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Get all your City Action Days information in one place.



Access the conference schedule

Check out what’s on the docket from the Governor’s address to perspectives from key partners working to help cities thrive. Plus, hear from your AWC lobbyists and take a closer look at key policy and fiscal bills.

Are you ready for City Action Days?

Do these three things before you arrive:

  1. Make appointments to meet with your legislators. The best day to do this is Thursday, February 16 when conference activities are hosted on the hill.
  2. Invite legislators to key conference events. Ask your legislators to join you at the Legislative Reception on Wednesday, February 15, and/or breakfast or lunch at the tent on the Capitol Campus on Thursday, February 16. Check the conference schedule for details.
  3. Contact the media to tell them why you're coming. It is important you use the media to let constituents and state decision makers know what your city needs. Remind them of AWC's Legislative Priorities as well as your city's legislative agenda. Let them know you'll be amongst 350 other city officials in Olympia to tell legislators that strong cities make a great state.


Conference information
Regina Adams

Mark your calendar now for future City Action Days conferences!

January 24-25, 2018 – Olympia