Councilmember Rob Tidd awarded with Certificate of Municipal Leadership
OLYMPIA, WA - Robert Tidd, Councilmember, City of East Wenatchee, 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 Tidd completed more than 30 hours of training credits to earn this distinction.
Tidd was appointed to the City of East Wenatchee City Council on August 20, 2019. He and his wife Bealinda have been residents of the City of East Wenatchee since 2009. Tidd graduated from Waterville High School, then attended Washington State University and graduated Willamette University in Salem, Oregon with a degree in Economics. He then went on to obtain a law degree from San Francisco Law School, through its evening law school program. Tidd is currently employed as a project manager for an affordable housing developer.
AWC serves its members through advocacy, education and services. Founded in 1933, AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that represents Washington's 281 cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch, and with regulatory agencies. AWC also provides training, data and publications, and programs such as the AWC Employee Benefit Trust, AWC Risk Management Service Agency, AWC Workers’ Comp Retro, AWC Drug and Alcohol Consortium, and AWC GIS Consortium.