The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) has named Sen. Karen Fraser, D-Thurston County, as a City Legislative Champion for 2016. Fraser has worked tirelessly on behalf of cities throughout her entire career.

“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” Fraser said. “Our cities and local governments are essential to the success of our communities and I have always had them in mind when considering legislation.”

The AWC’s City Legislative Champion award was created in 2014 and recognizes legislators who have gone out of their way to advocate for one or more key city priorities issues. Retiring Sen. Linda Evans Parlette of Wenatchee was also recognized.

To read the press release from the Association of Washington Cities, click here.