Bremerton City Councilmember Lori Wheat recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities after completing over 30 hours of training.
The CML program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in the areas of:
- Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements
- Public sector resource management
- Community planning and development
- Effective local leadership
The CML program helps mayors and councilmembers sharpen the tools they need today to understand the legal landscape, plan for the future, manage their resources, and foster strong relationships.
“The elected officials who earn this certificate demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and a desire to bring new ideas back to their community,” a press release states.
Wheat represents District 4, which includes neighborhoods near downtown Bremerton, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Olympic College. When Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler was elected to that position in 2018, Wheat was appointed to the District 4 position and was then elected at the end of 2019 for her first full term through 2023.
In 2020, Wheat will serve as Vice-Chair for the Public Works Committee and also serves on the Community Development Block Grant Project Review Committee. She is also one of two representatives from the City of Bremerton on the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council.