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Auburn City Councilmember Holman Earns Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

John HolmanJohn Hayes Holman, Councilmember for the City of Auburn, recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). Councilmember Holman completed over 60 hours of training credits and demonstrated valuable service to his community to earn this distinction.

The CML program is designed to enhance the ability of elected municipal officials by providing knowledge and skills to effectively operate within the law, plan for the future, secure and manage funds and foster community and staff relationships.  To earn this certificate, the official attends a variety of AWC sponsored municipal workshops.  The courses help mayors and councilmembers learn essentials of municipal service and improve their ability to work with colleagues, city staff and citizens.

When asked about the time committed to achieving his Advanced CML and his service on local, state and national boards Holman quoted American Industrialist Armand Hammer: “I can’t think of anything better to do with a life than to wear it out in efforts to be useful to the world.”

Holman, a lifelong resident of Auburn, is in the third year of his first term on the Auburn City Council.  In addition to his duties on the Council, Holman serves on the Auburn Law Enforcement Officer and Fire Fighter (LEOFF) Disability Board, Auburn Cities and Schools, Green River Community College Foundation Board, Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Board, Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, Washington State Forensics Investigations Council, National League of Cities’ Community and Economic Development Steering Committee and the NLC’s First Tier Suburbs Steering Committee.

AWC is a private, non-profit, non-partisan corporation that represents Washington’s cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch and with regulatory agencies. Membership is voluntary; however AWC maintains 100% participation from Washington’s 281 cities and towns. The goal of AWC is to create and maintain livable cities and towns throughout the state.