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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.

  • So you want to be an elected official...

    Interested in running for office in Washington’s cities or towns?

  • 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. There are, however, materials on issues which also directly concern elected officials in council-managers cities. It covers the job of a mayor and councilmember, budget basics, council meetings, ethics, and other resources.

  • 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)

  • Guidelines for elected and appointed officials' participation in elections activity

    Elected officials and city staff should understand Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) guidelines before participating in any elections activities, including taking a position on a ballot measure or endorsing a candidate for political office.

  • AWC’s elected officials’ road map

    Elected officials must learn all about their new role, what their city does, and how to inspire change that has a lasting impact on their community and future generations. This road map helps elected officials navigate their first year in office.

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