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Councilmember Dave Asher honored as Advocacy All-Star by the Association of Washington Cities

Contact: Kathy Cummings
City Manager’s Office

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Councilmember Dave Asher has been recognized as an Advocacy All-Star by the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) for his efforts to advance the city agenda related to homelessness and housing through advocacy and legislative testimony. AWC, an Olympia-based organization advocating on behalf of Washington’s 281 cities and towns, will present the award on Wednesday, June 21, at their Annual Conference in Vancouver, Washington.

“This year’s Advocacy All-Star Awards honor and recognize the hard work that city officials like Councilmember Asher devoted to help all cities,” stated AWC CEO Peter B. King. “These individuals chose an issue that they were passionate about and worked tirelessly to affect change that benefits all of us.”

“We are thrilled that the AWC acknowledged Dave’s tireless work on homelessness and housing,” said Mayor Amy Walen. “He’s been a great leader as we lay the groundwork to build a women’s and family shelter in Kirkland. Our coalition with local churches and nonprofit agencies has benefited from his work and dedication to this issue which affects the entire community.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the AWC,” said Councilmember Dave Asher. “But I’m only one part of the larger team made up of the City Council, staff and our wonderful community partners who together make this advocacy work meaningful for Kirkland residents.”

Councilmember Asher is one of nine Advocacy All-Stars from across the state. He has served on the City Council since 2000 and currently works on the Public Works, Parks and Human Services Committee, Public Safety Committee and is Chair of the Legislative Work Group.