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  • Elected Officials Essentials 2019

    New and seasoned elected officials alike will benefit from this training event—a blend of on-site legal counsel and webcast—which explores their most critical legal and functional responsibilities in office.

  • Cityvision March/April 2019

    All hands on tech: Cities confront the promise and perils of innovation

  • Guidelines for elected and appointed officials using social media

    Social media is a tool growing in popularity for developing direct communications with your community and creating informal opportunities to reach out beyond official publications. City policies should cover the “official” city account, employee use of social media inside and outside of work, and elected official use of social media.

  • Knowing the legal territory

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThis video series is a must-see for every newly elected mayor and councilmember. This training fulfils the Open Government Training Act requirement for elected officials. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 5 credit)

  • Public Records Act eLearning

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programIn partnership with the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC), this course is customized for city and town councilmembers and mayors to help meet an important training requirement in accordance with the Open Government Trainings Act. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

  • Open Public Meetings Act eLearning

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThis eLearning training opportunity was created in partnership between MRSC and AWC to provide information on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). The training is customized for city and town councilmembers and mayors to help meet an important training requirement in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act Training. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

  • New public records laws and what you need to know

    AWC, MRSC and WSAC have partnered to cover what governments need to know in order to comply with the new law.

  • Cityvision November/December 2016

    Human capital: How cities can pursue connections and common cause in Olympia

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