From the City of Spokane Valley:
Spokane Valley Councilmember Arne Woodard has received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.
To earn the certification, Woodard completed more than 30 hours of training designed to enhance elected officials' skills in municipal excellence, including sessions in budgeting, land use planning, personnel, safety and leadership.
Woodard, who holds Council Position 3, was elected to serve a four year term from 2012 through 2015.
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 regulatory agencies with a goal of creating and maintaining livable cities and towns throughout the state. While membership is voluntary, AWC maintains 100 percent participation by Washington's 281 cities and towns.