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  • Tutorials on working with the media

    Watch two short videos to learn how to get the media to cover an issue you care about and team up with other cities to get local editorial board attention.

  • AWC Data Story Portal

    Research and data for fact-based decision making. Data is presented in tabular, map and graphic formats on timely topics ranging from city election results to utility rate trends to recreational marijuana revenues.

  • Numbers don’t lie

    A video resource for city officials to demonstrate the important relationship between cities and the state. The video reinforces the long-standing partnership between the state and its cities.

  • Mayor & Councilmember Handbook

    This handbook serves as a reference guide for mayors and councilmembers in Washington cities and towns operating under the mayor-council form of government.

  • Low impact development

    This video series helps local governments with the code review and update process for managing stormwater, explaining what low impact development (LID) is and how these stormwater permit requirements present both new opportunities and challenges for local governments.

  • Lodging tax

    Get information about how to report your annual lodging tax expenditures.

  • LEOFF 1 Disability Board Best Practices Resource Guide

    The LEOFF 1 Disability Board Best Practices Resource Guide contains valuable information for LEOFF 1 board members, board secretaries, and anyone involved with LEOFF 1 medical responsibilities and costs. The resource guide outlines key responsibilities, guidance, statutory requirements and provides sample policies to help navigate this complex issue.

  • Legislative Bulletin

    The Legislative Bulletin, emailed weekly during session and monthly during the interim, is one of AWC’s most valuable legislative resources for cities. It covers what you need to know about issue areas, hot topics, and how to take action on city priorities.

  • Guidelines for city streets as part of state highways

    AWC and the Washington State Department of Transportation provide guidelines on the interpretation of RCW 47.24 and the construction, operations and maintenance responsibilities of WSDOT when a city street is part of a state highway.

  • Cityvision September/October 2016

    Developing story: strategies for a new generation of resilient infrastructure

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