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  • 2020 State of the Cities: Greater responsibilities, fewer resources

    Our 2020 State of the Cities report dives into data, research, and trends to examine conditions in Washington's 281 cities. One key finding: cities are taking on more responsibilities with fewer resources than ever before.

  • Municipal Excellence awards

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

  • Cityvision November/December 2019

    Talking points: How cities can make an impact in Olympia

  • Cityvision July/August 2019

    Community pillars: Bringing the best out of city staff

  • 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.

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