June 24,2020

LRILogoWoman100Coming to you LIVE from the 2020 AWC Annual Conference Online!
Representatives from 182 cities and towns across Washington are gathering online this week to explore critical issues facing our cities. AWC’s Annual Conference Online offers both live and on-demand sessions on timely topics such as race and equity, advocacy, financial planning, public meetings, and leadership in times of crisis. There’s still time to register!

Nominating Committee issues fourth report in advance of the AWC Business Meeting
Don’t miss the AWC Business Meeting, Thursday at 10 am. The Nominating Committee has issued its fourth report to the membership and the slate of candidates for election to the AWC Board of Directors. Voting delegates will also vote on the new Statement of Policy and proposed bylaws amendments. 

Governor provides reopening guidance to local governments 
In a June 19 memo, Gov. Inslee encouraged local governments to use the Safe Start Reopening Guide as a resource when developing plans to reopen local government offices. The guide was developed by several state agencies and includes information on prioritizing services, preparing facilities, screening employees and visitors, using face coverings, and training employees. Local government agencies are permitted to reopen under Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan; however, telework remains strongly encouraged. 

LRILogoWoman100Difficult decisions during the pandemic – Leading through crisis
The global pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges and many difficult decisions for local leaders. Problems with mental health, relationships, work, and money can impact your community. Discover how to lean into the uncertainty, take control of it, and help your community come together. Attend Dr. Jim Polo’s session at the AWC Annual Conference Online – free for city members! Sponsored by Regence BlueShield and AWC Employee Benefit Trust.

LRILogoWoman100Join us online this Friday for a live Advocacy Academy!
As part of Annual Conference, AWC’s advocacy team is hosting a live and interactive session at 10 am this Friday. We’ll announce our City Champion Award winners, give you 10 tips and tricks for working with your legislators, teach you how to be the most effective advocate for cities, and share insider information on what we’re hearing about the upcoming legislative session and the state’s budget outlook. Make sure you’re registered for online Annual Conference to attend. We hope to see you there!

Governor’s proclamation permits expanded shared work program reimbursements 
Through the CARES Act, the federal government will pick up 100% of the tab for state shared work programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, if state laws allow. Gov. Inslee’s Proclamation 20-58 allows Washington to take full advantage of the federal CARES funding and temporarily provides reimbursable employers with 100% reimbursement of costs instead of the statutory limit of 50% reimbursement. The expanded shared work reimbursement program will remain in place until July 19. 

Census mapCongratulations to the 2020 AWC Municipal Excellence Award winners!
AWC’s Municipal Excellence Awards recognize innovative city projects that significantly improve the quality of life for their communities. Watch a short video about this year’s winning projects and programs from the cities of Anacortes, Kenmore, Lacey, Pasco, and Pateros!


AWC training & events

2020 AWC Annual Conference Online | June 23-26 | Online Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

Other trainings

Local investment networks around Washington | June 30 | Online

MRSC: How to develop a housing action plan | July 8 | Online

MRSC: Land use case law update | July 17 | Online Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

MRSC: PRA deep dive – Personnel and employment records | July 29 | Online Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

Supreme Court review webinar for states and local governments | July 29 | Online

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Featured jobs:
City of Richland | Finance Supervisor
City of Renton | GIS Manager
AWC Workers’ Comp Retro Program | Claims Specialist

Other news & resources

Deadline to file annual financial reports extended to July 1. More

Treasury releases updated Coronavirus Relief Fund FAQs. More

Cityvision Standards of service: How utilities can manage COVID-19 impacts and prepare for the future. More

Get help with COVID-related projects from UW’s Livable City Year program. More

WSDOT seeks city reps for state transportation committees. Contact AWC's Logan Bahr

How rural economies can leverage the rise in remote work. More

Report: Food insecurity a growing challenge for Washington residents. More

Washington State Food Security Survey – Respond by July 31. More

Shelter Program grants to develop or expand emergency shelters. More

WaterSMART grants for water and energy efficiency. More

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