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June 26-29, 2018 | Yakima

AWC Annual Conference

AWC’s Annual Conference offers something for everyone. With its city-focused agenda, all general sessions, concurrent sessions, mobile tours, networking opportunities, and social events are designed to educate and inspire. Earn 10 credits towards your Certificate of Municipal Leadership. Return to your community with renewed ideas, insights, and contacts.

Harmony, Balance & Rhythm

For our 85th Annual Conference, this year’s theme is Harmony, Balance & Rhythm – That's what an oarsman gets from rowing, and are the three things that stay with you your whole life. Without them, civilization is out of whack, which is why an oarsman can handle life. When they go out, they can handle it, they can fight it. They establish harmony on each stroke with a teammate, they keep balance on each side to propel the team forward, and they keep rhythm to guide the crew to the finish. Discover how Harmony, Balance & Rhythm can guide your work and life.


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2018 Annual Conference


Who should attend?

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

Featured speaker

Leamon, Bruce 2018

Bruce Leamon, President, Leamon Group

Leadership and teamwork: Lessons from the 1936 U.S. Olympic Crew from UW
Bruce's keynote address will explore the story told in the New York Times bestselling book, The Boys in the Boat. Like the book, Bruce will share this moving story of challenge, hope, and overcoming all odds through ethical leadership and hard work. Together we’ll draw lessons in leadership from this inspiring tale of how modeling, motivating, encouraging, and enabling propelled one scrappy team of rowers out of the University of Washington and to Olympic Gold during Hitler’s Berlin rule.


Why come?


Inspiring sessions

Dive into the basics, be inspired, and get tips on how to advance new ideas at city hall.


Non-stop networking

Network with your peers. Visit with old colleagues. Make new friends.


Discover the best

Learn about the latest products and solutions to deliver high-quality municipal services.

Mark your calendar now for future AWC Annual Conference dates!

  • June 25-28, 2019 – Spokane
  • June 23-26, 2020 – Tri-Cities (Kennewick)
  • June 22-25, 2021 – Spokane
  • June 21-24, 2022 – Vancouver
  • June 20-23, 2023 – Spokane
  • June 18-21, 2024 – Vancouver
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