I am thrilled to receive the City Champion Award for the second year running. The Association of Washington Cities (AWC), an Olympia-based organization advocating on behalf of Washington's 281 cities and towns, presented me with this award at a recent Sound Cities Association dinner in Renton.
As written in the Mercer Island Reporter:
Senn is one of seven legislators recognized for promoting and participating in the bi-partisan House Local Government Caucus, a group advocating for issues important to cities and towns. Senn serves as caucus chair.
"It's a privilege to present this award to Representative Senn," said Bruce Bassett, Mercer Island mayor. "Tana often reminds us that a healthy state budget shouldn't come at the expense of cities."
"A bipartisan group of legislators created the caucus in 2015 as a place to ensure that city needs do not get left behind when the state grapples with other challenges," AWC Chief Executive Officer Peter B. King said. "This is just the type of leadership cities need."
Senn served as a Mercer Island City Council member, she emphasized "proudly I represent all cities in our district" and specifically called out Sammamish, Bellevue, Newcastle, Renton, Issaquah and Beaux Arts Village.
City Champion Awards are a component of AWC's Strong Cities, Great State campaign that brings cities and towns together to achieve greater results. This is the third year the City Champion Awards have been presented to select legislators.