Events & Education


Check out videos, recorded webinars, and learning modules. Our eLearning is available 24/7. Dive in when it’s convenient for you.

  • A look inside the State’s new business licensing service

    Aug 16 2016

    Nearly 70 cities partner with the Washington State Department of Revenue to issue state and local business licenses through the same Business Licensing Service (BLS). This webinar highlights the state’s one-stop business licensing solution, including recent enhancements.

  • Budgeting basics

    Mar 15 2013

    AWC's 10-part online Budgeting Basics series breaks down the various elements of budgeting. Redmond's Finance Director Mike Bailey shares his approach to budgeting and provides guidance and advice for all elements of the budget process. (CML: Public sector resource management; 1 credit)

  • Knowing the legal territory

    Dec 02 2017

    This video series is a must-see for every newly elected mayor and councilmember. This training fulfils the Open Government Training Act requirement for elected officials. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 5 credit)

  • New broadband infrastructure is coming. Is your city ready?

    Jul 27 2017

    In the next few years, the broadband industry will be investing billions of dollars to meet the growing demand for faster speed internet, in both the wired and wireless space.

  • New public records laws and what you need to know

    Jul 17 2017

    AWC, MRSC and WSAC have partnered to cover what governments need to know in order to comply with the new law.

  • New tools to address zombie homes webinar recording

    Jun 14 2018

    Abandoned homes (also known as zombie homes) have a number of negative implications for cities including crime, public safety issues, lower property values, lack of community cohesion, and lower tax revenue – to name a few.

  • Open Public Meetings Act eLearning

    Sep 08 2017

    This eLearning training opportunity was created in partnership between MRSC and AWC to provide information on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). The training is customized for city and town councilmembers and mayors to help meet an important training requirement in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act Training. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

  • Public Records Act eLearning

    Sep 08 2017

    In partnership with the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC), this course is customized for city and town councilmembers and mayors to help meet an important training requirement in accordance with the Open Government Trainings Act. (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

  • Short Course on Local Planning

    Feb 18 2016

    The Short Course on Planning is the pre-eminent training course on land use for planning commissioners and elected officials in Washington. Access this training through a series of ten short videos. (CML: Community planning and development; 3 credit)

  • The next 20 years in local government

    Jun 18 2014

    What are the next big things facing local government? In this video, futurist Rebecca Ryan highlights 44 trends in four categories -resources, technology, demographics, and governance - that could impact how local government operates in the next generation.

  • Tips for employers post-Janus v. AFSCME

    Jul 18 2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME could mean significant changes to how public sector unions operate. This webinar recording is an overview of the decision and explores how it will impact unions and employers.

  • Voting Rights Act webinar recording

    Apr 27 2018

    The Washington Voting Rights Act (VRA) goes into effect on June 7, 2018. Do you know what this new legislation means for your city?

  • Washington paid sick leave recorded webinar

    Nov 13 2017

    Is your organization’s paid sick leave program compliant with Washington’s new paid sick leave statute, which will take effect January 1, 2018?

  • Your leadership contribution

    Dec 05 2015

    Dr. Craig Dunn, Dean, College of Business and Economics, Western Washington University explores what makes your city hall work meaningful, and how you as a leader contribute to a greater good and a healthier community. (CML: Effective local leadership; 1 credit)

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