Events & Education

Elected officials essentials webinar series

AWC’s Elected Officials Essentials webinars in partnership with MRSC, provide convenient online training that is mobile, meaningful, and manageable. You can join the live webinar from your home, office, or on the go. Better yet, watch the recorded version together as a council and get your entire team trained at once!

Subscribe now for access to all live webinars through December 31, 2018. Additionally, you and your colleagues can watch the webinar recordings at any time after the live webinar.

This subscription-based webinar is a four-part series that is specifically designed for elected officials. Each webinar meets one of the four core requirements for AWC's Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) Program.


Register now!

Member registration – $125 per jurisdiction
Non-member registration – $250 per jurisdiction

Note: Webinar links will be distributed one week prior to the webinar.


Working together – Understanding the roles & responsibilities of elected officials

March 20 | Webinar
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where’s the line? We’ll explore the roles and responsibilities of elected officials.

Jim Doherty, Legal Manager, MRSC
Sheila Gall, General Counsel, AWC


Finance 101 for elected officials

May 22 | Webinar
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

We’ll cover your responsibilities as an elected official in exercising fiduciary accountability and key elements of city finance.

Toni Nelson, Finance Consultant, MRSC


Community planning and development 101 for elected officials

August 1 | Webinar
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Land 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.

Steve Butler, FAICP, Planning and Policy Manager, MRSC
Leonard Bauer, FAICP, Deputy Director, Community Planning & Development Department, Olympia


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

October 11 | Webinar
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

We’ll focus on leadership lessons and reflections from colleagues that have learned how to successfully work with people to get things done and move initiatives forward in their community.

Tracy Burrows, Executive Director, MRSC
Tonia Sugarman, Director of Education, AWC



Workshop information
Tonia Sugarman

Registration or cancellation questions
For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial the AWC number.


Earn credit toward your Certificate of Municipal Leadership.

Working together – Understanding the roles & responsibilities of elected officials: earn onecredit towards the roles, responsibilities and legal requirements requirement.

Public sector resource management: earn one credit towards the public sector resource management requirement.

Community planning and development: earn one credit towards the community planning and development requirement.

Effective local leadership: earn one credit towards the effective local leadership requirement.

For groups completing this training together, please fill out this form and follow the instructions for submitting.
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