Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

State of Washington Recognizes Winning Cities: More Than 50 Winners Honored at the Association of Washington Cities' Annual Conference

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

State of Washington Recognizes Winning Cities: More Than 50 Winners Honored at the Association of Washington Cities' Annual Conference

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The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) announced its 2006 award winners on June 21 in Spokane, Wash., during the organization's annual conference. AWC recognized more than 50 winners through the categories of Municipal Achievement, Diversity Champion and WellCity Awards.

Municipal Achievement Award Winners

These awards promote and recognize innovative and effective city government programs that significantly improve the quality of life in local communities. The award is based on two levels--gold and silver.

Gold Level Awards:

* Roy--Old Gym

* Brewster--Main Avenue Reconstruction

* Liberty Lake--Liberty Lake Municipal Library

* Pullman--Downtown Riverwalk

* Kirkland--Kirkland Senior Council

* Lake Forest Park--Third Place Commons

* Mercer Island, Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and Woodinville--MyBuildingPermit.com

Silver Level Awards:

* Sultan--Sultan Visitor Information Center

* Arlington--Arlington Economic Development Plan

* Longview--Imagine the Adventure

* Federal Way--City-Fire District Partnership for Improved Community Service

* University Place--Operation Hands On

* Kirkland--City, School, and Hospital Fiber Network

Diversity Champion Award Winners

These awards applaud and recognize city efforts to celebrate diversity, provide leadership and empowerment in meeting the challenges of potential conflict and demonstrate collaboration with all members of their community to develop maximum impact in improving the living, working, educational, social and economic environment for the communities. …

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