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  • Building the Economy: Infrastructure Needs in Washington

    AWC partnered with the Association of Washington Business (AWB), the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC), and the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) to issue a comprehensive report about Washington State’s infrastructure needs and the importance of investment to grow a strong economy.

  • Cities 101 videos

    It’s important that your community members understand what cities do. AWC produced these videos to help cities and towns enhance the way they interact with their communities and legislators.

  • AWC member cities

    AWC membership is voluntary. However, we consistently maintain 100% participation from Washington's 281 cities and towns.

  • What is a city?

    Cities build and operate most of the public infrastructure systems that ensure health, safety, and environmental sustainability. Cities manage land development, protect open space, and build and maintain parks. Cities are the systems that run so efficiently and effectively, you might not even notice they’re there! Things like streets and sidewalks, trash, parks, transportation, police, fire, water, stormwater, and sewer are all services that cities operate.

  • Using surplus properties for affordable housing recorded webinar

    Cities and other local governments now have new authorities to dispose of surplus property at less than market value for affordable housing purposes.

  • Cityvision July/August 2018

    Starting rotation: Cities adapt to changes in the job market & labor force

  • Department of Justice marijuana memo

    The DOJ’s guidance to federal prosecutors concerning marijuana enforcement after Washington and Colorado became the first states in the union to legalize recreational marijuana.

  • GMA comp plan conversation starters

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThis Growth Management Act "starter package" features a series of 12 videos covering planning and land use roles and responsibilities, budget, economic development, community engagement and more. (CML: Community planning and development; 1 credit)

  • City B&O tax rates and business licenses

    Gather resources on city B&O tax rates and license information, the city B&O tax model ordinance, and background on apportionment.

  • Tips for employers post-Janus v. AFSCME

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThe U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME could mean significant changes to how public sector unions operate. This webinar recording is an overview of the decision and explores how it will impact unions and employers. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

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