The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced that Kennewick Mayor Don Britain was elected president of AWC on June 28 at its Annual Business Meeting in Yakima.
“It is an honor to serve AWC’s members as President,” said Britain. “I look forward to supporting all of Washington’s cities and towns by advocating for smart legislation that will meet the diverse needs of our communities.”
Britain has served on the AWC board since 2014. He was first elected to the Kennewick city council in 2009, and elected mayor in 2018.
The AWC Board of Directors is the association’s governing body. The board is comprised of 25 directors, 23 of whom are mayors or city councilmembers from Washington cities or towns, and two non-elected city officials who also serve as the president and past president of the Washington City/County Management Association.
AWC serves its members through advocacy, education and services. Founded in 1933, AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that represents Washington's cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch, and with regulatory agencies. Membership is voluntary. However, AWC consistently maintains 100 percent participation from Washington’s 281 cities and towns. AWC also provides training, data and publications, and programs such as the AWC Employee Benefit Trust, AWC Risk Management Service Agency, AWC Workers’ Comp Retro, AWC Drug and Alcohol Consortium, and AWC GIS Consortium.
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