Mayor Pro Tem Vignal Awarded with Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Mayor Pro Tem Vignal Awarded with Certificate of Municipal Leadership
Posted on 10/05/2021
Mayor Pro Tem Stephanie VignalMayor Pro Tem Stephanie Vignal with the City of Mill Creek recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). 

AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in four core areas:
Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements
Public sector resource management
Community planning and development
Effective local leadership

“Being a city leader in Washington is a complex job,” said AWC Interim CEO Alicia Seegers Martinelli. 

“Through our CML program we are helping mayors and councilmembers better understand and address the challenges of effective and equitable leadership, including understanding the legal landscape, budget and resource management, planning and development, and more.”

Mayor Pro Tem Vignal completed more than 30 hours of training credits to earn this distinction. 

Mayor Pro Tem Vignal was appointed and elected to the council in 2019. She has been civically engaged, including serving on the Joint Fire Board, Alliance of Affordable Housing and liaison for the Youth Advisory Board. Prior to serving on council she served on the Park and Recreation Board.

She is passionate about helping the City develop economic prosperity while carefully balancing it with long-term planning that underscores a livable community. She holds a degree in business administration from Gardner-Webb University. She previously served as a property manager. 

AWC serves its members through advocacy, education and services. Founded in 1933, AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that represents Washington's 281 cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch, and with regulatory agencies. AWC also provides training, data and publications, and programs such as the AWC Employee Benefit Trust, AWC Risk Management Service Agency, AWC Workers’ Comp Retro, AWC Drug and Alcohol Consortium, and AWC GIS Consortium.