About SCA

Partnership. Leadership. Results.


The Sound Cities Association (SCA) represents 38 cities of King County and provides a voice for over one million people.


SCA was founded in the 1970s to help cities act locally and partner regionally to create vital, livable communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support and networking.


The vision of the SCA is to be the most influential advocate for cities, effectively collaborating to create regional solutions. We provide leadership on economic and community development, transportation, land use, health, government operations, environment, education, public safety, social welfare and other public policy issues.


We are proud of our collaboration with King County, Washington State, the Puget Sound Regional Council, Association of Washington Cities and other regional organizations.


We invite your participation and support!  



Latest News:

-SCA is Hiring! (posted: March 19, 2019) 
SCA is looking for an Administrative Services Manager to join our team! Click here for more information.


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-Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen elected President of Sound Cities Association

-Mercer Island City Council bids adieu to longest-serving member

-Emotions flow at Doreen Marchione's retirement celebration

-Jeanne Burbidge - Federal Way's longest serving council member ends 20 year career

-SCA Mayors support request for Federal funding for restoration of the Ballard Locks

-Legislators: Don't raid city coffers to balance the state budget

-AG Ferguson Releases Guidance on How Washington Cities Can Resist Immigration Agents

-Livability Ranks Two Eastside Cities Among Top 100 Places to Live

-Washington Attorney General speaks in Kenmore -- Bothell Kenmore Reporter

-2017's Most & Least Culturally Diverse Cities -- WalletHub

-The difference between "Sanctuary City" and "Welcoming City" -- Q13 Fox

-Issaquah Mayor Convenes Regional Transportation Summit

-SCA Letter in support of Muslim Association of Puget Sound

-Sound Cities Association receives advocacy award

-Association of Washington Cities honors Kirkland Rep. McBride with City Champion Award

-Association of Washington Cities honors Kenmore mayor

-Kent Neighborhoods featured by Comcast

City of Snoqualmie Honored with Municipal Excellence Award

-Nancy Backus elected President of the Sound Cities Association

-Amy Walen elected Treasurer of the Sound Cities Association

-Bill Allison elected Member-at-Large of the Sound Cities Association

-SCA Board Member and Lake Forest Park Deputy Mayor Catherine Stanford named President of PSRC Economic Development District Board

-SCA Mayors Pledge to Support Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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