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Annie Kurtz 

Liberty Lake City Council--Position 5

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September 15, 2023

Endorsement by the Washington Education Association

The Washington Education Association (WEA) endorsed Annie in her bid for re-election to Liberty Lake City Council position 5.  The WEA makes non-partisan recommendations for candidates for local office who support public education.  

August 23, 2023

Get to Know the Candidates

Come meet a select group of candidates for Liberty Lake City Council.


June 5, 2023

On Growth


I believe that strategic planning and investment in infrastructure to support growth is an issue that intertwines many of the most visible and noticeably felt issues residents experience on a day to day basis. As Liberty Lake grows, I will continue to advocate for adequate school capacity for our students, highly skilled and fully staffed emergency responder departments, safe traffic solutions, well maintained roads, sufficient utilities (gas, water, sewer, power, data, etc.), great local businesses, and a reasonable
and diversified tax base to fund these core community needs.

June 3, 2023

Words Into Action

I have been on the city council for the past 3+ years. In that time, I put my values into action. A community member noted that there was not enough citizen engagement in Liberty Lake. I heard what she said, and I took action.


I worked with our City Administrator to learn how other municipalities engage with citizens. I researched other community engagement efforts, and drafted an ordinance to establish the Community Engagement Commission for Liberty Lake.


The City Council approved this ordinance, and the CEC is an now a visible and active part of developing community in Liberty Lake. 

May 28, 2023

Kurtz Earns Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Certificate of Municipal Leadership


AWC's Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) Program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in five core areas. The program  provides a chance for mayors and councilmembers in Washington to enhance their knowledge and leadership skills to provide more effective local governance. Kurtz accomplished a total of 30 credits through a variety of workshops and trainings in the core areas of:

  1. Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements;

  2. Public sector resource management;

  3. Community planning and development;

  4. Effective local leadership; and 

  5. Diversity, equity and inclusion.  

Kurtz joins Mayor Kaminskas and current Councilmembers Sahlbergh and Van Orman who have also achieved their CML. 

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