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  • Exploring Washington's Cities and Towns

    What makes a city? Use this high-level quick read to learn how cities in Washington function.

  • Our 281 cities and towns

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

  • Small City Resource Manual

    Small cities are different than their larger counterparts. This resource manual provides a brief overview of key topics and outlines important issues.

  • Take a fresh look at land use planning

    Use these resources and consider these questions when updating your local land use policies.

  • Effective local leadership: How to move initiatives forward and get things done

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programHear from colleagues on how they learned to successfully work with people to get things done and move initiatives forward.
    (CML: Effective local leadership; 1 credit)

  • 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

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programCities and other local governments now have new authorities to dispose of surplus property at less than market value for affordable housing purposes.
    (CML: Community planning and development; 1 credit)

  • Email like a pro

    At the 2018 Annual Conference, Michael Buschmohle delivered a stellar presentation with practical advice on improving communication skills.

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