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Association of Washington Cities
1076 Franklin Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1346
Phone: 360-753-4137, 1-800-562-8981
Fax: 360-753-0149
Email: awc@awcnet.org

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Peter B. King

Deputy CEO/COO

Alicia Seegers Martinelli


Michelle Catlin, Executive & HR Coordinator/Records Supervisor

Stephanie Roosa, Public Records Officer



Alicia Seegers Martinelli, Director


Jen Brimer
Web Designer

Brian Daskam
Communications Manager

Werner Ide
Artistic Designer

Mitch Netzer
Interactive Communications Coordinator

Colleen O'Connor
Marketing & Communications Specialist

Shawna Rice
Communications Coordinator

Emma Shepard
Communications Coordinator

Data management

Geraldine Gates
Data Specialist

Adam Krell
Business Analyst

Jill Springer
Project/Data Management Supervisor


Doug Evans
IT Manager

Eugene Ryser
Database Developer

Tim Shoemaker
Network & Desktop Supervisor

David Hearn
IT Support Specialist


Member Services

Tonia Sugarman, Director


Gina Abram
Meeting & Event Planner

John Grossman
Education Developer

Heidi Olmstead
Education Manager

Karen Tanner
Membership Coordinator

Renee Villa
Meeting & Event Assistant

Strategic Alliances

Michelle Harvey
Strategic Advisor

Marnie McGrath
Research Analyst

Andy Meyer
Special Projects Coordinator


Financial & Administrative Services

Lucy Lu, CFO

Maegen Acoba
Accounting Assistant II

Chase Anderson
Accounting Coordinator

Laura Langston
Administrative Assistant II

April Petersen
Accounting Manager

Betsy Hildreth
Administrative Assistant II


Government Relations

Candice Bock, Director
Issue areas – Economic development, finance, general government, open government

Logan Bahr
Government Relations Advocate
Issue areas – Emergency management & cybersecurity, human resources, labor relations & pensions, transportation

Carl Schroeder
Government Relations Advocate
Issue areas – Building codes, environment & natural resources, housing & homelessness, land use & planning

Sharon Swanson
Government Relations Advocate
Issue areas – Cannabis, human services & behavioral health, liability, public safety & criminal justice

Government Relations Advocate
Issue areas – Energy, public works, telecommunications

Brandon Anderson
Government Relations Analyst
Issue areas – Economic development, general government, human resources, labor relations & pensions, open government

Shannon McClelland
Government Relations Analyst
Issue areas – Cannabis, emergency management & cybersecurity, environment & natural resources, housing & homelessness, human services & behavioral health, land use & planning, liability, public safety & criminal justice

Andrew Pittelkau
Government Relations Analyst
Issues areas – Energy, finance, public works, telecommunications, transportation

Regina Adams
Government Relations Coordinator
Issue areas – Building codes, federal



Sheila Gall, General Counsel


Member Pooling Programs

Carol Wilmes, Director

Marketing – Field Service Coordinator

Employee Benefit Trust

Heidi Buswell
Employee Benefits Specialist – Technical assistance, plan changes.

Tanya Campbell
Employee Benefits Specialist – Eligibility, enrollment, and reconciliations.

Brittany Julius
Health Promotion Coordinator – Health screenings, questionnaire, coaching programs.

Beverly Lakey
Program Manager
Manages all aspects of benefits and health promotion in the Trust.

Darla Mansfield
Employee Benefits Supervisor – Supervises benefits staff, administers benefit programs, onsite education/presentations.

Julie McDowell
Health Promotion Supervisor – Supervises wellness staff, administers health promotion programs, onsite education/ presentations.

Karissa McLaughlin
Benefits Coordinator – Coordinates field work & the Trust's education program, gives benefit presentations, and helps with benefit administration.

Shilah Miller
Employee Benefits Representative – Customer service and technical assistance.

Health Promotion Coordinator – Member education, networking forums, wellness campaigns.

Risk Management Service Agency (RMSA)

Adrienne Beatty
Program Manager – Responsible for overall management, day-to-day operations, contract review

Kaitlin Riley
Claims Specialist – Property and auto physical damage claims

Harlan Stientjes
Claims & Pre-Litigation Manager – Pre-litigation issues, liability claims, employment issues

Nate Sulya
Membership Specialist – General RMSA matters, grants, asset management, renewals, certificates, scholarships

Ryan Tisi
Membership Coordinator – General RMSA matters, training, scholarships, renewals, certificates

Loss Prevention Coordinator – Loss prevention visits, risk management guidance, contract review

Workers' Comp Retro Program

Brian Bishop
Program Manager

Jody Brennan-Wagner
Claims Coordinator

Sabrina Ngotel
Claims Coordinator

Ian Payne
Loss Prevention Specialist

Melissa Taylor
Membership Specialist

Drug & Alcohol Consortium

Melissa Taylor
Membership Specialist

Carol Wilmes
Program Manager

Marketing – Field Service Coordinator

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