Courthouse Journal

The Courthouse Journal is the official newsletter of the Washington Association of County Officials. Along with a newsletter to members, WACO also hosts the Courthouse Journal blog.

Apr 01

National County Government Month 2021

Posted on April 1, 2021 at 4:48 PM by Melanie Terry

National County Government Month (NCGM), held each April, is an annual celebration of county government. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties has encouraged counties to actively promote the services and programs they offer, and every year Washington Association of County Officials looks forward to joining NACo by celebrating the work of County Officials. 

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Mar 18

State v Blake

Posted on March 18, 2021 at 12:06 PM by Melanie Terry

What is State v Blake and why is everyone talking about it? This blog explains the big takeaways for county officials. 

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Mar 11

Member Spotlight – Lewis County Treasurer Arny Davis

Posted on March 11, 2021 at 3:34 PM by Melanie Terry

We know this to be true, during 2020 County Officials were unable to halt work, take a timeout, or pause their services. Even when the COVID19 pandemic brought much business to an urgent stop – county officials and their staff continued to provide essential services to their citizens, adapting to the challenges they faced. 

One example of this hard work was demonstrated through the offices of Lewis County Treasurer, Arny Davis. This blog takes an in-depth look at the challenges overcome by the Lewis County Treasurers' office. 

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