From the Association of Washington Cities (AWC):
“Congratulations 2015 Advocacy All-Star Award Winners!”
“AWC created the inaugural Advocacy All-Star Award to recognize and celebrate actions by city elected officials who demonstrated a commitment to advocating on behalf of all cities. City officials considered for nomination conducted advocacy efforts which included numerous trips to Olympia to testify, coalitions formed to help mobilize a city cause, contact with local media, and campaigns spearheaded to educate area legislators and the public about the importance of a strong state partnership with its 281 cities.
AWC’s Strong Cities, Great State initiative relies upon a small and committed army of city officials willing to speak and act on behalf of their communities, at home, and in Olympia. We extend our thanks and congratulations to the following award winners.”
* Mayor Ron Harding, Yelm
“Mayor Harding is an eloquent and frequent spokesperson for the needs of large and small cities about best ways to address the evolving legal marijuana regulatory system, as well as advocating for other AWC priorities.”
Congratulations to Mayor Harding.