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About the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is established by AWC bylaws and convenes every year to recruit, interview, and select a list of potential candidates for election to the AWC Board of Directors. The AWC President appoints between seven and 11 voting members to serve on the committee.

Elections for even-number board districts will occur at the virtual annual AWC Business Meeting on June 25, 2020, 10 am to Noon. Nominating Committee members are not eligible to run for the AWC Board of Directors during the time they serve on the committee.

Read the Nominating Committee’s reports

Report 1 | January 27, 2020
Report 2 | March 31, 2020
Report 3 | May 5, 2020
Report 4 | June 23, 2020



At the March 31 and May 5, 2020 meetings, the Nominating Committee took action to advance the following candidates for interview on June 23, 2020:

Open positions

2020 Board candidates


Mayor Soo Ing-Moody, Twisp, forwarded by the AWC Board of Directors

Vice President

Councilmember Kent Keel, University Place, forwarded by the AWC Board of Directors

District 2

Incumbent not running

Councilmember Chuck Torelli, Kennewick

District 4

Mayor Jose Trevino, Granger, incumbent

Councilmember Brad Hill, Yakima

District 6

Deputy Mayor Cynthia Pratt, Lacey, incumbent

Deputy Mayor Justin Evans, Bonney Lake

Councilmember Tod Gunther, Orting

District 8

Mayor Jon Nehring, Marysville, incumbent

District 10

Appointed by Tacoma City Council – Deputy Mayor Keith Blocker

District 12

Mayor Rob Putaansuu, Port Orchard, incumbent

District 14

Incumbent not running

Mayor Jill Boudreau, Mount Vernon

At-Large 1 (Western, cities with population 5,000 or greater in multi-city districts)

Incumbent nominated for Vice President

Councilmember Joe Marine, Mukilteo

Mayor Amy Ockerlander, Duvall

Councilmember Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin, Port Angeles

At-Large 2 (Western, cities less than 5,000 population in multi-city districts)

Mayor Jerry Phillips, Long Beach, incumbent

At-Large 4 (Eastern, cities less than 5,000 population in multi-city districts)

Mayor Dorothy Knauss, Chewelah, incumbent

What does it mean to be on the AWC Board of Directors?

Read the Board of Directors overview of responsibilities for qualifications and time requirements.

How does the nomination process work?

  • The AWC Nominating Committee met on Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to review applications for the officer (president and vice president) and director positions.
  • The Nominating Committee meets again on Tuesday, June 23, to review and interview potential candidates and compile the final list of nominated candidates. The meeting and interviews will take place by web meeting. Candidates must be available for interview on Tuesday, June 23.
  • The final candidate list is submitted to voting delegates during the AWC Business Meeting on Thursday, June 25.


2020 Nominating Committee

AWC President Ed Stern appointed the following members to the 2020 AWC Nominating Committee.

Committee member



Glenn Johnson, Chair



Pam Haley, Secretary


Spokane Valley

Linda Johnson


Maple Valley

Odin Langford


Liberty Lake

Doris McConnell



Kathy McDowell



Dee Roberts



Julie Schilling, Vice Chair


Union Gap

Recruitment for the Nominating Committee was open throughout fall 2019 with announcements in AWC's electronic newsletter CityVoice.


Meeting dates

Nominating Committee meetings:

  • January 27 in Olympia
  • March 31 in Olympia
  • May 5 by virtual meeting
  • June 23 by virtual meeting



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