August 19, 2020

CARES-act-CV-art-072920AWC thanks Sen. Murray for championing the needs of all cities
During a recent virtual press conference, Sen. Patty Murray invited Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody, Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, and Ferndale Mayor Greg Hansen to share the challenges their cities face responding to the pandemic. Sen. Murray has taken bold action to support all of Washington’s cities through her strong support of the CARES Act and the proposed HEROES Act. For her ongoing efforts to support cities, AWC issued a statement to express gratitude for Sen. Murray’s work and to call on Congress to do more for cities during the pandemic. 

2020 Salary and Benefit Survey reporting tool is live!
The new Salary and Benefit Survey reporting tool is the product of significant collaboration over the last three years among a dedicated focus group of individuals from more than 20 cities and counties and a team of AWC staff. The new reporting tool offers a user-friendly interface, enhanced filtering capabilities, simple export options, and access to over 500 collective bargaining agreements.

Utility rate setting basics for elected officials Certificate of Municipal Leadership program
August 21 | Online
Space is still available! Join AWC and FCS Group to learn the fundamentals of rate setting for a wide range of scenarios and customers including residential, commercial, industrial, and irrigation. Walk through the four stages of the cost-of-service rate setting process. Learn how to develop rates that reflect current trends, policy, and regulatory drivers as well as innovation. Register today!

Serve on the Sentencing Guidelines Commission
AWC is recruiting a city elected official to serve on the state Sentencing Guidelines Commission. The commission promotes accountability and equity in adult and juvenile sentencing, provides information about sentencing, and recommends improvements in the criminal justice system. Learn more and submit an application by September 13.

CARES-act-CV-art-072920Power of pooling!
With the ongoing pandemic, budgets are taking a hit due to unanticipated expenses and loss of revenue. There is power in pooling. If you aren’t already a member of AWC’s premier programs – Employee Benefit Trust, Risk Management Service Agency, Workers’ Comp Retro Program, or Drug & Alcohol Consortium – you could be missing out on cost savings on quality benefits, risk management, and workplace safety services. 

ballot-box-icon-75CityVoice Podcast: Conversations about race, equity, and leadership 
Hear highlights from the session Let’s get REAL: Advancing the conversation about race, equity, and leadership from the AWC Annual Conference Online. Listen to local leaders as they explore and discuss how we can each take on a leadership role in our community to foster equity and address racism. 

To listen to the full session, register for the 2020 Annual Conference Online – available on demand through 2020 and free for city members! 

AWC training & events

Utility rate setting basics for elected officials | August 21 | Online Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

How small cities can effectively use Coronavirus Relief Funds | August 24 | Online Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

Mayor as CEO (morning) | September 17 | Online Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

Mayors Exchange (afternoon) | September 17 | Online Certificate of Municipal Leadership program

AWC Member Expo online | October 19-23 | Online

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

Other trainings

FEMA webinar series: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grants | Multiple dates | Online

NLC & Mathematica: Early lessons for effective and equitable COVID-19 contact tracing | August 21 | Online

Grant-writing for small, rural nonprofits (presented by Rural Development Initiatives) | Multiple dates | Online

MRSC: First Amendment considerations for local governments: Protests, petitions, social media & signs | September 23 | Online

MRSC: PRA deep dive - Law enforcement records | October 2 | Online

JobNet-logoAWC's JobNet is the place for cities and towns to post job openings. We can help you find the most qualified candidate for your organization. Get started today!

Featured jobs:
City of Auburn | City Staff Attorney
City of Marysville | Human Resources Analyst
City of Ocean Shores | Lateral Police Officer

Other news & resources

Certificate of Municipal Leadership program Draft recommendations to the Legislature for managing plastic packaging waste in Washington now available for review and comment through August 26. More

Certificate of Municipal Leadership program Broadband internet: Take the access & speed survey, find grants and loans, or serve on AWC’s Broadband Committee. More

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