Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, has been awarded the 2014 Municipal Champions Award from the Association of Washington Cities.

Mullet will receive the award forplaying a leading role to help restore and strengthen the partnership between the state and cities during the 2014 Legislative Session. Specifically, AWC is honoring Mullet for being instrumental in helping cities develop support in the State Senate to restore infrastructure investment, revenue sharing for marijuana, and restoration of key revenue sources from the state.

“Our cities must have a strong foundation so small businesses that operate within them are able to be successful and drive our economy,” said Mullet.

As a former Issaquah city council member, Mullet has firsthand knowledge of how decisions made at the state level impact cities.

“Local infrastructure projects can have a major positive impact on a city and provide jobs while improving the community,” said Mullet.

Mullet will be presented with the Municipal Champions Award in person sometime after June 27.