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Posted on: August 14, 2019

CM Bruce awarded with Certificate of Municipal Leadership


Councilmember Rex Bruce recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

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

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

“Cities and towns around the state are continually transforming in light of changing laws and the need to meet new challenges and opportunities,” said AWC Chief Executive Officer Peter B. King.

“Our Certificate of Municipal 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 back to their community.”

Councilmember Bruce completed more than 30 hours of training credits to earn this distinction.

"When I ran for office, I promised that I would work on improving public safety, protect our environment, and to promote economic development. There are a lot of aspects one has to consider when making a decision on behalf of DuPont's residents and property owners and I am thankful to the AWC for the opportunity to get training on all the core areas that comprises one's municipal government. Passion for a cause is important when making a decision, but a Councilmember also has to consider legal requirements, resource management, and other such factors when casting a vote from the dias. This training will help me accomplish those goals and I look forward to seeing where else I can apply this knowledge as I continue to serve DuPont"said Councilmember Rex Bruce.

Mayor Mike Courts and Deputy Mayor Penny Coffey have also earned the Certificate of Municipal Leadership.

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