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Ken Hays, Mayor for the City of Sequim, recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).
Hays completed over 60 hours of training credits to earn this distinction and demonstrated valuable service to the 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 official attends a variety of AWC-sponsored municipal workshops. The courses help mayors and councilmembers learn the essentials of municipal service and improve their ability to work with council colleagues, city staff, and citizens.
Hays was first elected to a four-year term on the Sequim City Council in 2008. His current term expires on 12/31/2015. He was elected by the council to serve as Mayor in 2010 and is now serving his second term in that position. Hays currently serves on the City’s Finance Committee, the Sequim Centennial Committee, and as a representative to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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% participation from Washington’s 281 cities and towns. The goal of AWC is to create and maintain livable cities and towns throughout the state.