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Published on Jul 09, 2018

Association of Washington Cities announces new and re-elected officers and directors

Contact: Brian Daskam

OLYMPIA – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced that officials from Washington’s cities recently elected new officers and directors to the AWC Board of Directors. AWC held board elections at the association’s Annual Business Meeting on June 28 in Yakima.

In addition to officers, all even-numbered district positions were up for election.

AWC officers are:

  • President: Don Britain, Mayor, Kennewick
  • Vice President: Ed Stern, Councilmember, Poulsbo
  • Secretary: Soo Ing-Moody, Mayor, Twisp (also District 3)
  • Immediate Past President: Pat Johnson, Mayor, Buckley
  • Past President: Jim Restucci, Councilmember, Sunnyside
  • Large City Representative: Sally Bagshaw, Councilmember, Seattle (also District 11)

New or re-elected directors are:

  • District 2: KC Kuykendall, Councilmember, Waitsburg
  • District 4: Jose Trevino, Mayor, Granger
  • District 6: Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Mayor, Lacey
  • District 8: Jon Nehring, Mayor, Marysville
  • District 10: Ryan Mello, Councilmember, Tacoma*
  • District 12: Rob Putaansuu, Mayor, Port Orchard
  • District 14: Beth Munns, Mayor Pro Tem, Oak Harbor
  • At-Large #2: Jerry Phillips, Mayor, Long Beach
  • At-Large #4: Dorothy Knauss, Mayor, Chewelah

* Denotes city selection.

“I am honored to serve as AWC president,” said Britain. “The cities and towns of Washington face diverse challenges and opportunities. By working together, we can advocate effectively on behalf of all cities in Olympia and Washington DC.”

The AWC Board of Directors is the association’s governing body. The board is comprised of 25 directors, 23 of whom are elected officials (mayors or councilmembers) from Washington cities, and two non-elected city officials who also serve as the president and past president of the Washington City/County Management Association.

AWC serves its members through advocacy, education, and services. Founded in 1933, AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that represents Washington's cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch, and with regulatory agencies. Membership is voluntary. However, AWC consistently maintains 100 percent participation from Washington’s 281 cities and towns.

AWC also provides training, data and publications, and programs such as the AWC Employee Benefit Trust, AWC Risk Management Service Agency, AWC Workers’ Comp Retro, AWC Drug and Alcohol Consortium, and AWC GIS Consortium.

A complete list of AWC Board of Directors is available on the association’s website.


Media contact:
Brian Daskam
Communications Manager
Association of Washington Cities
briand@awcnet.org (360) 753-4137

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