Howard reelected to Association of Washington Cities board

OLYMPIA — Port Townsend City Council member Amy Howard has been reelected to the board of directors for the Association of Washington Cities.

The election was conducted by city leaders from across the state at the association’s annual conference June 18-21 in Vancouver, Wash.

Howard will continue represent the association’s District 12, which includes 23 cities and towns in Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pacific and Wahkiakum counties.

“It’s an honor to continue serving on the AWC board,” Howard said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue collaborating with leaders from across the state to advocate for more inclusive, effective governance for all Washington cities and towns.”

Howard, the deputy mayor of Port Townsend, has served on the Port Townsend city council since 2016 and on the association’s board since 2022.

The association is a private, nonprofit organization formed in 1933 that represents Washington’s cities and towns before the state Legislature, the state executive branch and with regulatory agencies.

The association’s board is comprised of 25 directors, 23 of whom are mayors or city council members 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.

“Howard’s deep understanding of community issues combined with her dedication to service and ability to bring people together are an asset to the AWC board,” said Deanna Dawson, the association’s CEO. “She is a leading voice in AWC’s work to improve civic health and collaborative leadership, and I look forward to continuing to work with her to advance these efforts on behalf of all 281 Washington cities.”

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