Milestone: City of Sequim gets state honor for commitment to employee health

The City of Sequim has earned the WellCity designation from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) for the second year in a row, city representatives said in early March.

The recognition is given to entities meeting the AWC Employee Benefit Trust’s WellCity standards and demonstrating a commitment to employee health.

City human resources analyst Marta Johnson and Emily Coler, Department of Community Development specialist — both members of the city’s Wellness Committee — presented the City of Sequim Wellness Program at the AWC Healthy Worksite Summit in mid-March.

WellCity recipients are part of the AWC Employee Benefit Trust (Trust), Washington state’s largest local government employee health benefit pool for cities, towns, and other local governments. The trust provides health benefits to more than 270 public entities and more than 36,000 employees and family members across the state.

Employers that meet the WellCity standards earn a 2% discount on their medical premiums.

A complete list of the cities and public entities that earned this year’s award can be found at

Call 360-582-2445 for more information.