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AWC Nominating Committee calling for applications for the Board of Directors

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 annual AWC Business Meeting on June 25, 2020, in Kennewick. Nominating Committee members are not eligible to run for the AWC Board of Directors during the time they serve on the committee.


Nominating Committee reports

Report 1 | January 27, 2020



The following have applied for the open AWC Board of Director positions:

Open positions

2020 Board candidates
(updated as applications are submitted)


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

Councilmember Tod Gunther, Orting

District 8

Mayor Jon Nehring, Marysville, incumbent

District 10

Appointed by Tacoma City Council

District 12

Mayor Rob Putaansuu, Port Orchard, incumbent

District 14

Incumbent not running

Councilmember Herbert Porter, Ferndale

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

Incumbent nominated for Vice President

Deputy Mayor Justin Evans, Bonney Lake

Deputy Mayor Gary Harris, Woodinville

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.

Who can apply?

Only elected officials from the AWC Board districts with an ending term in 2020, and those serving in a city or town elected position for a minimum of one year, are eligible to apply for the Board.

How does the nomination process work?

  • The AWC Nominating Committee meets on Tuesday, March 31 to review applications for the officer (president and vice president) and director positions.
  • The Nominating Committee meets again on Tuesday, June 23, in conjunction with the AWC Annual Conference in Kennewick, to review and interview potential candidates and compile the final list of nominated candidates. Candidates must be available for interview in Kennewick on Tuesday, June 23. All advancing candidates will receive an interview time after the March 31 meeting.
  • 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 recently appointed the following members to the 2020 AWC Nominating Committee.

Committee member



Glenn Johnson, Chair



Pam Haley


Spokane Valley

Linda Johnson


Maple Valley

Odin Langford


Liberty Lake

Doris McConnell



Kathy McDowell



Dee Roberts



Julie Schilling


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 are scheduled for January 27 and March 31 in Olympia, and June 23 in Kennewick.



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