LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 1, 2021 – City Council President George Hurst was recently awarded a 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
- Effective local leadership
“Being a city leader in Washington is a complex job,” said AWC Interim CEO Alicia Seegers Martinelli. “Through our CML program we are helping mayors and councilmembers better understand and address the challenges of effective and equitable leadership, including understanding the legal landscape, budget and resource management, planning and development, and more.”
Council President George Hurst has completed more than 30 hours of training credits to earn this distinction. Elected in 2015, Council Member George Hurst has served as a liaison to various boards and commissions, this year he is serving as the Council President, serves on the Council Finance Committee, as well as serving as the liaison to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission and the liaison to the Snohomish County 911 Board.
“This Municipal Leadership Award is an example of Council President Hurst’s commitment to the people of Lynnwood,” stated Mayor Nicola Smith. “We sincerely appreciate George’s dedication to continuous learning and skills building in order to provide excellent service to the City of Lynnwood.”
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 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 Worker’s Comp Retro, AWC Drug and Alcohol Consortium, and AWC GIS Consortium.