Mayor Frizzell Awarded Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Published on September 09, 2022

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Mayor Christine Frizzell Awarded Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

LYNNWOOD, WA (September 9, 2022) - Mayor Christine Frizzell was recently awarded an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

AWC's Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in five core areas:

  • Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements
  • Public sector resource management
  • Community planning and development
  • Effective local leadership
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Those who earn the advanced certificate have continued to strive for excellence by taking online training courses, attending conferences, serving their community, and further developing leadership skills.

“Being a city leader in Washington is a complex job,” said AWC CEO Deanna Dawson. “Through our Advanced CML program we are providing our elected officials with the knowledge they need to effectively operate within the law, plan for the future, secure and manage funds, foster strong relationships, and work to build more equitable communities.”

To earn the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership, Mayor Christine Frizzell completed more than 60 hours of training and demonstrated local community service.

"AWC is such an incredible resource available to all elected leaders in Washington state," said Mayor Christine Frizzell. "They provide high quality and relevant trainings and resources which in turn help me, and other elected officials, learn how to better serve our communities."

About AWC

AWC serves its members through advocacy, education, and services. Founded in 1933, AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that represents Washington’s 281 cities and towns before the 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 Workers’ Comp Retro, AWC Drug and Alcohol Consortium, and AWC GIS Consortium. More about AWC can be found on their website:


Julie Moore, Assistant City Administrator


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