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  • 2020 State of the Cities: Greater responsibilities, fewer resources

    Our 2020 State of the Cities report dives into data, research, and trends to examine conditions in Washington's 281 cities. One key finding: cities are taking on more responsibilities with fewer resources than ever before.

  • Municipal Excellence awards

    This AWC award promotes and recognizes innovative and effective city programs that improve the quality of life in their communities.

  • Watch AWC’s Census 2020 webinar

    We know the importance of the Census and working together to make sure everyone is educated about it and motivated to respond. With more than $600 billion in federal funding and grant money on the line, cities across Washington are preparing to ensure their communities will be accurately counted. Has yours?! Find out more about preparing your community for a total count.

  • Knowing the legal territory

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThis video series is a must-see for every newly elected mayor and councilmember. This training fulfils the Open Government Training Act requirement for elected officials. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; three credits)

  • Cityvision September/October 2019

    Pointing the way: Where growth and sustainability intersect

  • City B&O tax rates and business licenses

    Gather resources on city B&O tax rates and license information, the city B&O tax model ordinance, and background on apportionment.

  • Cityvision July/August 2019

    Community pillars: Bringing the best out of city staff

  • City & County Salary & Benefits Survey

    Research city and county salary and benefit information, which facilitates benchmarking, and members’ budget and policy making decisions.

  • Civic Service Awards

    AWC recognizes city officials who have retired after 20 or more years of service to their city. Elected officials, city managers and administrators, city clerks, senior department directors and city attorneys are eligible.

  • AWC's legislative City Champion Award

    AWC’s City Champion Awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication of legislators and others who championed critical city issues during the legislative session.

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