Events & Education


AWC offers five conferences throughout the year, tailored to member needs.


Member Expo

October 17-18, 2019 | Chelan
Through AWC's Member Expo, members of AWC’s Member Pooling Programs come together to learn more about how to maximize program benefits and invest in their employees. This event provides educational sessions featuring information that helps attendees extract the greatest value from AWC services and programs, and provides an update on rates, trends, loss prevention, and new laws and legal opinions.

This conference is for:

  • Mayors and city staff who are members of any AWC Member Pooling Program
  • Staff from other jurisdictions who are a member of an AWC Member Pooling Program

Note – attendance at the Expo is limited to those jurisdictions that are members of AWC’s Employee Benefit Trust, Risk Management Service Agency, Workers' Comp Retro Program, or the Drug & Alcohol Consortium.


City Action Days

January 28-29, 2020 | Olympia
City Action Days is offered annually at the beginning of the legislative session. Attendees receive important updates about city priority issues and how the legislature may, or may not, support them. The conference provides an opportunity to connect with legislative and executive branch leaders, and educates attendees about how to communicate with legislators and how the legislative process works.

This conference is for:

  • City councilmembers and mayors
  • Managers and administrators, intergovernmental relations staff and department heads


Healthy Worksite Summit

March 18-19, 2020 | Lynnwood
National experts inspire innovation. The Healthy Worksite Summit brings wellness coordinators and other professionals together for a day of exhibits, panel discussion and interactive workshops to promote idea sharing.

This conference is for:

  • Wellness coordinators, human resource leaders and management at public and private worksites
  • Safety & risk management professionals
  • Health professionals and insurance industry professionals


Labor Relations Institute

May 6-8, 2020 | Yakima
Labor Relations Institute is the premier training event for public sector human resources professionals in Washington. The Institute offers important legal updates, practical guidance, labor relations strategies and networking opportunities to help attendees navigate the complex and ever-changing world of HR.

This conference is for:

  • City and county human resources and labor relations directors and staff, managers and administrators, department heads and supervisors, attorneys, and elected officials
  • Officials in similar positions who work for special purpose districts and state agencies

Note – attendance at the Institute is limited to those who solely represent the interests of management.


AWC Annual Conference

June 23-26, 2020 | Kennewick
AWC’s Annual Conference offers a city-focused agenda, with general sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, an exhibit and social events designed to maximize the attendee experience. This conference offers educational, thought-provoking and inspiring sessions about a wide variety of city issues.

This conference is for:

  • City councilmembers, mayors, managers and administrators, and department heads
  • State agency, nonprofit and business personnel with a close working relationship to city decision-makers

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