Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci
Mabton Mayor Mario Martinez
The members of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) last month voted Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci as its new vice president and Mabton Mayor Mario Martinez as the fourth district representative.
The association is an organization originally created about 70 years ago, said Restucci. It was formed when prohibition ended to ensure liquor taxes collected would be distributed to the cities in Washington state – 50 percent of liquor taxes collected statewide.
Since that time, the association has grown to include 281 cities and has 25 board members – Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane have permanent seats, said Restucci…
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