Battle Ground Councilmember Brian Munson was recently awarded a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).
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 councilmembers 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, Councilmember 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, City Council appointed him 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) on City Council.