• 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.
  • Congratulations newly elected officials!
    Congratulations and welcome to the city family! Check out our must-see video series, Knowing the legal territory.
  • Listen to the first episode of Season 2 of the CityVoice podcast

  • Download the AWC Advocacy 2020 app!

  • Register now for Mayors Exchange in Olympia this February!

  • Apply to win an AWC Municipal Excellence Award!


Featured events

January 28 | Olympia
Running great meetings: Parliamentary procedure

Join us as we learn parliamentary procedure, with tips and insights to create great meetings.

January 28-29 | Olympia
City Action Days

There’s no better way to engage with legislators and state agency experts than at this AWC event! Interact with colleagues as you educate statewide decision-makers about city legislative priorities.


Cityvision magazine

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    Talking points: How cities can make an impact in Olympia

    Hear stories and learn practical steps for legislative success. You’ll find out how to stop treating legislative advocacy like a New Year’s resolution and start building effective partnerships.


Featured data & resources

Essential resources for elected officials – Elected officials roadmap

Now that you've been elected, where do you go from here? Learn all about your new role, what your city does, and how you can inspire change that leaves a lasting impact on your community and future generations. To do this, you must familiarize yourself with a multitude of city issues.

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