I’m incredibly excited to receive the “City Champion Award” from the Association of Washington Cities. AWC represents all 281 of Washington’s cities and towns before the state legislature, the executive branch and state regulatory agencies.
Even more exciting is that this is the second time I’ve received AWC’s City Champion Award. I was previously given the City Champion Award during my first term in the Legislature for my work in developing, advocating for and successfully passing comprehensive police body cam legislation.
Here’s what AWC said about my role in the Legislature on behalf of cities:
Representative Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn)
Rep. Stokesbary was a cosponsor of our TIF bill in 2020. As a ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee and a member of the House Finance Committee, he often provides cities with a listening ear and good feedback on how to address our fiscal needs. Stokesbary appreciates our challenges in making city budgets work and he’s always willing to look for solutions that help cities.