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Published on Oct 15, 2019

Apply to serve on AWC’s State and Federal Policy Committee

Contact: Candice Bock

The AWC Statement of Policy outlines positions AWC holds on fundamental municipal issues and serves as the framework for developing AWC’s legislative priorities and positions. Whereas AWC’s legislative priorities are annually approved by the AWC Board of Directors, the Statement of Policy is approved at least every six years by the membership at the AWC Business Meeting in June.

Members of the State and Federal Policy Committee are tasked with updating this foundational policy document to reflect the changing and evolving needs of Washington’s 281 cities and towns. This is a forward looking policy document that is expected to encompass cities’ current and anticipated principles for the next six-years. The committee will be called upon to consider the trends and issues facing cities now and into the future to best prepare AWC and cities for the future.

The last full update of the Statement of Policy was adopted by the membership on June 19, 2014 at the Business Meeting. It was then amended and approved by the membership at the June 25, 2015 Business Meeting.


The AWC Vice President serves as the State and Federal Policy Committee chair. Committee membership consists of the following:

  • An elected official from each of the 14 representative districts
  • 2 elected officials of at large voting members from cities in western Washington
  • 2 elected officials of at large voting members from cities in eastern Washington
  • 2 chief administrative officers (city manager, administrator or supervisor)

Time commitment

The State and Federal Policy Committee will be appointed in late 2019 in order to work throughout the first half of 2020. The committee is expected to meet 2-3 times (March through May 2020). AWC reimburses committee members for travel expenses incurred for attending meetings.

A proposed updated Statement of Policy will be brought before the AWC Board of Directors at its June 23, 2020 meeting, and then proceed to the full membership for review and adoption at the June 25, 2020 Business Meeting.

Application process

If you are interested in serving on this committee, complete the AWC Committee Interest Form.

Appointments are made by the AWC President, except for the three single-city districts (District 9, 10, 11), which shall appoint their own designee.


November 13, 2019 at 5 pm

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