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These webpages contain resources for Washington local governments relating to the subject of "Governance," including information pertaining to candidates and newly elected officials, effective communication and citizen involvement, legal issues, legislative organization, public meetings and process, government organization, forms of government, policy making and strategic planning, youth involvement and other related special topics.

Candidates and Newly Elected Officials

Citizen Participation and Engagement

Legal Issues

Legislative Organization, Meetings and Process

Offices and Officers

Forms of Government and Organization

Classification of Washington Cities

Policy Making and Strategic Planning

Special Topics