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Battle Ground Council Member completes training

Brian Munson receives certificate from Association of Washington Cities

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Council Member Brian Munson was recently awarded a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

Brian Munson, Battle Ground City Council
Brian Munson, Battle Ground City Council

AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes elected city officials for accomplishing training in four core areas of local governance:

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

“Cities around the state are continually transforming in light of changing laws and the need to meet new challenges and opportunities, said AWC CEO Peter King. “The leadership program helps mayors and council members sharpen the tools they need today to understand the legal landscape, plan for the future, manage their resources, and foster strong relationships. The elected officials who earn this certificate demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and a desire to bring new ideas to their community.”

To earn this distinction, Munson completed more than 30 hours of training credits.

Mr. Munson has served the city of Battle Ground since February of 2014 when he was appointed to the city’s Planning Commission. In July of 2016, Munson was appointed to fill then-vacated City Council Position No. 1, and in November of last year he was elected by voters to serve a full 4-year term (2018-2021).

Information provided by city of Battle Ground.

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