Leaders from 138 cities in the state unite in Yakima
YAKIMA, Wash.- City leaders from all over state are here in Yakima to learn about what every one is doing in their community.
This is the Association Washington Cities 85th year coming together, and Yakima held the very first one back in 1933.
In total Washington has 281 cities, and this year leaders from 138 cities were here connecting at the Yakima Convention Center.
Organizers say it's a way for other cities to network and see what new strategies and challenges each area faces throughout the state.
"Some cities in Western Washington might have some better ideas for Eastern Washington, and it's a good networking experience. It's a real positive organization,” said Vice President of AWC Don Britain.
The annual conference alternates each year to different cities.