Bothell Councilmembers earn Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Councilmembers Alderks and Mahnkey completed 30 hours of training to earn the certificate.

City of Bothell councilmembers Jenne Alderks and Ben Mahnkey have recently earned a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

The councilmembers completed over 30 hours of training in five core areas to earn this distinction which include: roles, responsibilities and legal requirements; public sector resource management; community planning and development; effective local leadership; and diversity, equity and inclusion.

“Being a city leader in Washington is a complex job,” said Deanna Dawson, AWC CEO. “Through our CML program we are providing our elected officials with the knowledge they need to effectively operate within the law, plan for the future, secure and manage funds, foster strong relationships, and work to build more equitable communities.”

Alderks and Mahnkey were both elected to serve for the 2022-2025 term. Councilmember Alderks has previously served on the City’s Planning Commission, while Councilmember Mahnkey has served on the City’s Civil Service Commission and Council Salary Commission.