From an October 5, 2021, City of Mill Creek press release.
Mayor Pro Tem Stephanie Vignal recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).
AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in four core areas:
- Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements.
- Public sector resource management.
- Community planning and development.
- Effective local leadership.
“Being a city leader in Washington is a complex job,” said AWC Interim CEO Alicia Seegers Martinelli.
She went on to say, “Through our CML program we are helping mayors and councilmembers better understand and address the challenges of effective and equitable leadership, including understanding the legal landscape, budget and resource management, planning and development, and more.”
Vignal completed more than 30 hours of training credits to earn this distinction.
She was first appointed and then subsequently elected to the city council in 2019.
During her time as a councilmember she has been civically engaged, including serving on the Joint Fire Board, the Alliance of Affordable Housing, and acting as liaison for the Youth Advisory Board. Prior to serving on council she served on the Park and Recreation Board.
Vignal is passionate about helping the city develop economic prosperity while carefully balancing it with long-term planning that underscores a livable community.
She holds a degree in business administration from Gardner-Webb University and previously worked as a property manager.