July 1, 2020

LRILogoWoman100Annual Conference Online wraps up Certificate of Municipal Leadership program
Representatives from 183 cities and towns across Washington participated in the AWC Annual Conference Online last week. Thank you to everyone for making it a great success. If you missed the conference, it’s not too late! AWC city members can view all the recorded conference sessions for free and elected officials earn 10 CML credits when they register.

LRILogoWoman10010 things we learned at Annual Conference
While we couldn’t be together in person this year, we still found meaningful ways to connect with each other during online networking sessions and breakouts. And with so much great educational content to choose from, check out these 10 things cities learned during Annual Conference.

Welcome new and reelected AWC Board officers and directors!
Officials from Washington’s cities recently gathered online for AWC’s Business Meeting, which included the election of officers, At-Large #1, and even-numbered district positions to the Board of Directors. See who is on the Board of Directors

Municipal budgeting & fiscal management workshop: Registration open! Certificate of Municipal Leadership program
August 20 | Online
A local government's budget document is important. More than a bunch of numbers, the budget document is your primary tool for prioritizing and addressing your community's needs. It's also a mode of communication to your residents. Join us for this popular annual workshop that gives both novice and expert budgeters the skills to enhance their budget document. Register now!

LRILogoWoman100Resources for safe planning of special events
The Washington Festivals & Events Association (WFEA) has prepared health and safety guidelines for events, festivals, and large gatherings, along with a related webinar. Event Safety Alliance has also published a reopening guide for event professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines can be used in conjunction with state, county, CDC, and AWC RMSA guidance to help minimize risks associated with hosting events in your city or town.

Census mapWorker essentials: Notes on staffing management in a pandemic
In the context of the staggering financial impacts caused by the global health crisis, it’s important to keep in mind some fundamental principles governing employment decisions such as layoffs and furloughs. Read more in this Cityvision article.

AWC training & events

Municipal budgeting & fiscal management workshop | August 20 | Online Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

AWC Annual Conference – Recorded sessions | On demand | Online Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

Other trainings

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

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

MRSC: COVID-19 budgeting strategies | Various dates | Online

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

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

JobNet logoAWC's JobNet is the place for cities and towns to post job openings. With an average of 14,000 hits from job seekers each month, AWC JobNet can help you find the best qualified candidate for your organization. Find out more.

Featured jobs:
City of Mill Creek | Director of Public Works
City of Poulsbo | Police Chief
City of Lynnwood | Finance Director

Other news & resources

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

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

Shelter program grants to develop or expand emergency shelters. More

WaterSMART grants for water and energy efficiency. More

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