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  • New tools to address zombie homes webinar recording

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programAbandoned 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.
    (CML: Community planning and development; 1 credit)

  • Finance 101 for elected officials

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programA city's budget is one of it's most important documents. Hear about your responsibilities as an elected official as you tackle city finance.
    (CML: Public sector resource management; 1 credit)

  • Voting Rights Act webinar recording

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThe Washington Voting Rights Act (VRA) goes into effect on June 7, 2018. Do you know what this new legislation means for your city?
    (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

  • Washington paid sick leave recorded webinar

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programIs your organization’s paid sick leave program compliant with Washington’s new paid sick leave statute, which will take effect January 1, 2018?
    (CML: Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 1 credit)

  • Public Records Act eLearning

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programIn 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)

  • Open Public Meetings Act eLearning

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThis 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)

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

    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

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

  • Short Course on Local Planning

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThe 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 credits)

  • Your leadership contribution

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programDr. 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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