Advocacy


About AWC’s advocacy work

AWC’s Government Relations Department in Olympia engages state elected officials and decision-makers to ensure there is a common understanding that the state is only as strong as its cities and towns.

Legislative Priorities and Federal Legislative Priorities Committees

AWC’s two legislative priorities committees identify and recommend city legislative priorities to the AWC Board of Directors for adoption.

AWC Legislative Priorities Committee roster

AWC Federal Legislative Priorities Committee roster

Statement of Policy

AWC’s Statement of Policy, approved by the AWC membership, outlines positions AWC holds on fundamental municipal issues and serves as the framework for developing AWC’s legislative priorities and positions.

 


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

Vacant
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

 


Legal

Sheila Gall, General Counsel

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