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Posted on: September 5, 2014

[ARCHIVED] State Representative Steve Tharinger to Receive Award at Sequim City Council Meeting

State Representative Steve Tharinger will receive a “Municipal Champion” award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) at the September 22, 2014 Sequim City Council Meeting. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center located at 190 W. Cedar Street.

“Representative Tharinger is receiving the award because he went above and beyond in his support for cities, including being the prime sponsor of our priority legislation to restore the growth in liquor profits that were redirected from cities to the state to deal with state budget shortfalls, said Dave Williams, Director of Government Relations of the Association of Washington Cities. “Steve was a strong advocate for us on the proposal, and also collaborated with AWC in developing information for his use in caucus to help inform his colleagues of the importance of sharing both liquor revenues and any potential new money from recreational marijuana sales. As a former local government official, Representative Tharinger brings a keen understanding of the impact of legislative decisions on local communities. We are lucky to have him in the legislature, and happy to be able to give him this award.”

This is the first year that AWC is recognizing legislators with the Municipal Champions awards as part of “Operation: Strong Cities” an effort to reinforce the relationships between cities and the state.

The Association of Washington Cities is a private, non-profit, non-partisan corporation that represents Washington cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch and with regulatory agencies. The City of Sequim is a voluntary member of AWC.

Steve Tharinger is a member of the Washington State House of Representatives. He represents the 24th Legislative District and resides in Sequim.

Please contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 683-4139 or kkuznek@sequimwa.gov with questions.

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