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Auburn Councilmember John Holman Earns AWC Certificate of Municipal Leadership

John HolmanAuburn City Council member John Holman recently earned his Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities, completing more than 30 hours of training to earn the 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, officials attend a variety of AWC sponsored municipal workshops. The courses help mayors and council members learn the essentials of municipal service and improve their ability to work with council colleagues, city staff and citizens.

Holman began his service on the Auburn City Council in January 2012 where he is a member of the Planning & Community Development Committee and is vice chair of the Finance Committee.

Holman retired after a 31 year career in law enforcement with the Port of Seattle. He has served as an International Police Liaison Officer in Baghdad, Iraq in 2004 and 2005. There his task was to assist the Chief of the Bagdad Province Police in establishing a modern administration for a 26,000 member force. He has served on the Washington State Boundary Review Board for five years. John currently serves on the Green River Community College’s Foundation Board and is a member of the Auburn Rotary club.

He grew up in Auburn, graduated from Auburn High, and attended Green River Community College before transferring to Central Washington University in Ellensburg. His degree is in Sociology with minors in Education and Psychology.

AWC is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan organization that represents Washington's cities and towns before the legislature, state executive branch and regulatory agencies. The goal of AWC is to create and maintain livable cities and towns throughout the state. For more information about AWC visit www.awcnet.org.

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