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  • LOCAL Program webinar on financing options for local governments

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programLearn what can be financed through the LOCAL Program and how it can be accomplished with the state’s low interest rate. Discover how, including property acquisition and new facility construction.
    (CML: Public sector resource management, 1 credit)

  • What is a city? An overview of Washington cities’ functions and services

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThis e-learning module provides a brief introduction to how cities operate. Examine the building blocks, forms of government, making of public policy, budgeting and the services a city offers.
    (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

  • Working together – Understanding the roles & responsibilities of elected officials

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programWhere’s the line? We’ll explore the roles and responsibilities of elected officials.
    (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

  • Watch AWC’s Census 2020 webinar

    We know the importance of the Census and working together to make sure everyone is educated about it and motivated to respond. With more than $600 billion in federal funding and grant money on the line, cities across Washington are preparing to ensure their communities will be accurately counted. Has yours?! Find out more about preparing your community for a total count.

  • Knowing the legal territory

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThis 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; 3 credits)

  • Effective local leadership: How to move initiatives forward and get things done

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programHear from colleagues on how they learned to successfully work with people to get things done and move initiatives forward.
    (CML: Effective local leadership; 1 credit)

  • Using surplus properties for affordable housing recorded webinar

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programCities and other local governments now have new authorities to dispose of surplus property at less than market value for affordable housing purposes.
    (CML: Community planning and development; 1 credit)

  • Community planning and development 101 for elected officials

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programLand use planning is one of the most important aspects of a city official’s responsibilities because of the long-term impacts it can have on a community’s environment, economic vitality and the physical health of its residents.
    (CML: Community planning and development; 1 credit)

  • GMA comp plan conversation starters

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThis Growth Management Act "starter package" features a series of 12 videos covering planning and land use roles and responsibilities, budget, economic development, community engagement and more.
    (CML: Community planning and development; 1 credit)

  • Tips for employers post-Janus v. AFSCME

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThe 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.
    (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

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