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Published on Jul 29, 2019

Spokane Valley councilmember elected to Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors

Contact: Emma Shepard

OLYMPIA – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced that Spokane Valley Councilmember Linda Thompson was recently elected to its Board of Directors.

“I am honored to serve on AWC’s Board,” said Thompson. “I believe we have a great opportunity to represent the residents of Washington’s cities and towns to the legislature. I look forward to working with other Washington city leaders to accomplish our goals.”

Thompson added, “Partnerships are critical to the success of cities as we support policies, resources, and innovation for economic development, public safety, and quality of life for all. I will also work to bring community partners together to address our collective issues in a unified voice.”

Thompson was elected to the AWC Board during the organization’s Business Meeting on June 27 in Spokane. Her district is at-large #3, which includes all cities in eastern Washington with a population greater than 5,000.

Thompson was elected to the Spokane Valley City Council in 2017.

The AWC Board of Directors is the association’s governing body. The board is comprised of 25 directors, 23 of whom are mayors or city councilmembers from Washington cities or towns, 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.

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For information about all new and reelected officers and directors, visit the AWC website.

Media contact:
Emma Shepard
Communications Coordinator
Association of Washington Cities
emmas@awcnet.org
(360) 753-4137

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