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The Courthouse Journal is the official weekly newsletter of the Washington Association of County Officials. The Courthouse Journal Blog is a collection of publications relevant to WACO members, their staff, and others. *This blog is not updated on a schedule.

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Jul 21

Resources to Utilize on the Washington Association of County Officials’ Website

Posted on July 21, 2020 at 2:49 PM by Melanie Terry

Courthouse Journal Blog – July 24th, 2020  

Resources to Utilize on the Washington Association of County Officials Website 


The Washington Association of County Officials website is an essential resource for the usage of our members, as well as the education of the general public. Included is the most updated information and news, including, The Calendar of Events, Conference Information and The Courthouse Journal Blog. There are numerous resources specifically for our Affiliate Members, however, we have highlighted a few that you do not want to overlook:  


Educational Trainings  

WACO Staff and the Education Committee work hard to bring members and their offices valuable training. Previously, trainings have included: Management training, Newley Elected Officials training, and The WACO Webinar Series featuring, but not limited to:  Real Estate Excise Tax training, Auditor training, and Campaign Finance Reform. All training videos are accessible online, as well as the material needed to follow the presentation. You can review them here. 


WACO is excited to present aupcoming virtual training on July 30th, 2020, featuring the Assistant Attorney General, Morgan Damerow. The training will cover updated caselaw since the last PRA training in February, 2019. It is free to attend, but registration is required.   



COVID-19 Resource Page 

Although WACO’s weekly COVID-19 conference calls have ended, WACO continues to monitor and share essential resources for members and their offices. Included on the resource page, members will find Governor Jay Inslee’s official orders and Phase Re-Opening Plan, Courthouse Closures and Modified Operations link, General Resources and additional information listed per-county. Find the COVID-19 Resource page here. 


Affiliate Information 

WACO’s seven affiliate groups represent the state’s elected county assessors, auditors, clerks, coroners and medical examiners, prosecuting attorneys, sheriffs, treasurers and comparable appointed officials in charter counties. Each affiliate group is represented on WACO’s website, with links to their own websites, and/or detailed information and updates from each group. To access each affiliates information. Click here. 


Resources and Reports 

When in need of resources and County Official Material, WACO has you covered. WACO has an entire “Know Your County Official” resource page with downloadable material for our members use, and well as educational purposes. Including the “Washington County Government” book, featuring information about each office’s duties and responsibilities. Access these materials and more here. 


Additionally, you can access Official WACO reports and documents by the click of a button. Find our most recent report, the 2019 Annual Report on our website here. 


For any specific questions regarding the WACO website please contact Member Services Manager, Melanie Terry, or Deputy Director, Timothy Grisham,