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– “Five Cities Honored with Municipal Excellence Award [including Tenino]”
“The Association of Washington Cities (AWC), an Olympia-based association that provides services to Washington’s 281 cities and towns, announced the recipients of its annual Municipal Excellence Award. AWC [presented] the awards on Wednesday, June 21, at the AWC Annual Conference in Vancouver, Wash.”
“Small city success: Reinvigorating government, Tenino”
“Tenino takes the award for this example of the positive change that can occur in a community when people step forward and provide leadership. After a several-year stretch of turbulence at city hall, Tenino worked to restore the city’s sense of self-worth. In this case, it was led by a new mayor who turned around not just the way city hall was operating, but the attitude of the residents,” quoting ThurstonTalk.