Published on May 23, 2018

Advocacy All-Star Awards

Contact: Candice Bock

AdvocacyAllAwardsBlankCongratulations 2018 Advocacy All-Star Award winners!

AWC’s Advocacy All-Star Awards recognize and celebrate the actions of city officials and others who advocate for all 281 cities and towns. The award winners conducted advocacy efforts throughout the 2017 interim and 2018 legislative session.

Curious about how you can become an All-Star? See tips from our Strong Cities Pocket Guide.

We extend our thanks and congratulations to the following award winners.

Jessica Bateman, Councilmember, Olympia
In appreciation of her advocacy efforts to gain state support for cities to address affordable housing and homelessness issues. Councilmember Bateman testified with short notice on a number of proposals and was a model city councilmember for her engagement and advocacy through AWC.

Kimberly Hendrickson, Project Manager, Poulsbo
In recognition of her help to formulate and fine-tune AWC’s advocacy approach for securing city tools to address severe mental illness and substance abuse issues in our communities. Hendrickson’s advocacy with AWC and her legislators helped create a grant program where cities can connect mental health professionals with local police.

Jim Rioux, Project Manager, Olympia
In appreciation of his invaluable assistance on public works policy. Specifically, Rioux was instrumental in ushering in legislation that provides new authority for cities to utilize unit priced contracts.

Elana Zana, Attorney, Ogden Murphy Wallace
In recognition of her work to help client cities and many others with developing local ordinances to facilitate the deployment of small cell infrastructure. Zana’s gracious time and expertise helped AWC and member cities maintain local oversight of this important emerging technology.

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