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Sequim City Councilmember Rachel Anderson recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).
AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in four core areas: roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; public sector resource management; community planning and development; and effective local leadership.
Those who earn the advanced certificate continue to strive for excellence by attending conferences and trainings, serving their community, and further developing skills.
“Cities and towns around the state are continually transforming in light of changing laws and the need to meet new challenges and opportunities,” said AWC Chief Executive Officer Peter B. King.
“Our Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership recognizes mayors and councilmembers who continue to enhance the tools they need today to understand the legal landscape, plan for the future, manage their resources, and foster strong relationships. The elected officials who earn this certificate demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and a desire to bring new ideas back to the community.”
To earn the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership, Anderson completed more than 60 hours of training credits and demonstrated community service.
Anderson was appointed to the City Council in February 2021. She received her Certificate of Municipal Leadership from AWC in April. She serves on the Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization and Homelessness Task Force.
AWC serves its members through advocacy, education, and services. Founded in 1933, AWC is a private, non-profit, non-partisan corporation that represents Washington’s cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch, and with regulatory agencies. 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.