OLYMPIA – Amy Ockerlander, council member for the City of Duvall, recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).
Councilmember Ockerlander completed over 60 hours of training credits to earn this distinction and demonstrated valuable service to her community.
The CML program is designed to enhance the ability of elected municipal officials by providing knowledge and skills to effectively operate within the law, plan for the future, secure and manage funds and foster community and staff relationships.
To earn this certificate, the officials attend a variety of AWC sponsored municipal workshops. The courses help mayors and council members learn the essentials of municipal service and improve their ability to work with council colleagues, city staff and residents.
Amy has been a council member for the City of Duvall since 2010, where she quickly rose to leadership in her community through service on and chairing council committees, selection for the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Committee, Eastside Transportation Partnership and Suburban Cities Public Issues committee, appointment to the Washington State Emergency Management Council and unanimous selection by her peers as Mayor Pro Tem in 2012. She is currently serving as president of the Snoqualmie Valley Governments Association.
Councilmember Ockerlander is a strong advocate for regional engagement, improving the openness and transparency of government operations and improved communications with Duvall residents.
AWC is a private, non-profit, non-partisan corporation that represents Washington’s cities and towns before the state Legislature, the state executive branch, and with regulatory agencies. Membership is voluntary; however AWC maintains 100 percent participation from Washington’s 281 cities and towns.
The goal of AWC is to create and maintain livable cities and towns throughout the state.