Twisp Mayor Soo-Ing Moody was recently elected secretary of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) board of directors. The secretary serves on the association’s board of directors executive committee and is in line to become vice president, and then president.

“I believe in bridging gaps, finding common ground and building stronger relationships to productively work together,” said Ing-Moody. “AWC serves the cities and towns of Washington, regardless of size or location,” added Ing-Moody. “I look forward to working to help ensure all municipalities thrive with equity of access to vital resources in support of sustainable public services affecting healthy economies, public safety and social well being.”

Ing-Moody was appointed to the board in 2016 and reelected in 2017. She joined the Twisp council in 2010 and became mayor in October the same year. She was most recently reelected mayor in 2015. She also serves as chair of the Okanogan Council of Governments.

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.