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Lacher earns state cities' award

Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher wields the ceremonial shovel at the Brickworks groundbreaking celebration, in May.  - Journal file photo
Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher wields the ceremonial shovel at the Brickworks groundbreaking celebration, in May.
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Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher was awarded the Certificate of Municipal Leadership March 9 by the Association of Washington Cities.

Lacher earned the certificate by completing 30 credits in eight workshops and meetings offered by the AWC to mayors and council members of Washington cities and towns. The CML program includes training for newly-elected officials and seminars on subjects such as municipal fiscal management and economic development.

The AWC, which lobbies in Olympia for Washington municipalities like Friday Harbor and boasts a 100 percent level of participation from Washington municipal governments, also offers an advanced certificate, which requires elected officials to obtain an additional 30 credits at AWC meetings and seminars.

“I thought the courses and seminars presented by the AWC were useful and well-done, "said Lacher, who was elected to a four-year term as mayor in 2009. "The association is a great resource, especially for small towns like Friday Harbor, and I look forward to continuing my participation in the advanced program,”

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