University Place Councilmember Kent Keel has been elected vice president of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

“The voice of the AWC board is clear, direct, and resolute,” Keel said in a release. “AWC is on a great path, and I am committed to helping complete the important work we have begun.”

Keel has served on the AWC Board since 2014 and the University Place City Council since 2012.

The AWC Board of Directors is the association’s governing body. The board is comprised of 25 directors, 23 of whom are mayors or city councilmembers from Washington cities or towns, and two non-elected city officials who also serve as the president and past president of the Washington City/County Management Association.

For information about all new and re-elected officers and directors, visit the AWC website.