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City Action Days

January 24-25, 2018 | Olympia
Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion
2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502

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Attend this annual event during the legislative session 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.
  • Meet with legislative and executive branch leaders to share your city story and get answers to your questions.

Rally around critical issues

The key to growing strong cities and towns in Washington starts with addressing housing shortages and affordability, helping individuals with mental health and drug addiction issues, and providing tools to enhance local economic vitality. Come to Olympia in January to rally around our 2018 City Priorities. Collectively we need tell the Legislature to:

  • Strengthen city tools to address housing conditions in our communities.
  • Direct funds to mental health, chemical dependency, and social safety net programs.
  • Enhance economic development tools and programs that foster business development in cities.
  • Preserve state-shared revenues with cities and increase law enforcement training funds.

Additionally, you’ll learn about cities’ authority on locally controlling cellular facilities, hear if state-shared revenues with cities are at risk, and discover how a carbon tax initiative might provide new revenue for cities. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to network with peers, meet and greet with legislators, and make a difference in your community at the state level.

Check out the schedule and session descriptions.

Don’t miss keynote speaker – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Join us for lunch on Wednesday, January 24 at noon to hear Attorney General Bob Ferguson address cities about legal and legislative issues that impact cities across the state. AG Ferguson’s keynote address will highlight his strategies to combat the opioid epidemic and how cities can work most effectively with the Attorney General’s Office to advance 2018 City Legislative Priorities.

Sponsorship opportunities available

Want greater visibility among city leaders and statewide decision makers? Select from a robust menu of benefits, depending on the participation level that’s right for you.

Who should attend?

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


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Regina Adams

2018 City Action Days

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