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Jan 03

Open Government Training

Posted on January 3, 2019 at 3:41 PM by Timothy Grisham

WACO is proud and excited to offer a series of five, one-hour, webinars on Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and Public Records Act (PRA). 
Dates: February 7, 20, 21, 27, 28 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The presenters are Nancy Krier, the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for Open Government; and Morgan Dammerow, AAG is the Attorney General Office (AGO)’s  Local Government Consultant for the PRA. Each session will cover a separate topic, and will consist of  45 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes for questions. Nancy and Morgan are extremely knowledgeable about both the PRA and OPMA, and we are most fortunate to have them share their expertise with us.  They both are accomplished presenters. Through-out the training there will be material on public disclosure and your personal devices that are also used for business. This training will be especially helpful and pertinent to our new members and to any new employees who are in your offices. 
It’s being offered at no cost to Washington Association of County Officials (WACO) members and your staff. The schedule for the training is:
  1. OPMA - Thursday, February 7, 1:00-2:00 PM
  2. PRA - Nuts and Bolts, Wednesday, February 20, 1:00-2:00 PM
  3. PRA - Searching for and Producing Documents, Thursday, February 21, 1:00-2:00 PM
  4. PRA - Redacting/Withholding Records, Wednesday, February 27, 1:00-2:00 PM
  5. PRA - Litigation, Thursday, February 28, 1:00-2:00 PM
WACO will provide certificates for those who register and attend the training to certify completion of OPMA and PRA training per WA State requirements. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to ask those worrisome PRA and OPMA questions.  
Additional open government training resources can be found on the WACO website at: