(PRESS RELEASE/Washington Cities BOD)
CONTINUING TO SERVE: Chewelah Mayor Knauss has served on the board since 2015…
The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced that Chewelah Mayor Dorothy Knauss was recently reelected to its Board of Directors.
“I am honored to continue serving on AWC’s board,” said Knauss. “I believe we have a great opportunity to represent the residents of Washington’s cities and towns to the legislature. I look forward to working with other Washington city leaders to accomplish our goals.”
Knauss, who has served on the AWC Board since 2015, was reelected during the organization’s Business Meeting on June 25. She serves At-Large District #4, which includes all cities in eastern Washington with a population less than 5,000.
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.