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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.

  • 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.

  • Municipal Excellence awards

    This AWC award promotes and recognizes innovative and effective city programs that improve the quality of life in their communities.

  • Your city snapshot

    Your city snapshot uses U.S. Census data to profile your city's economic condition, demographic breakdown, housing stock, and more.

  • 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.

  • Cityvision magazine

    Cityvision magazine, published every other month, tells the story of Washington's 281 cities and towns.

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