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The WACO Board of Trustees welcomes John "Scott" Blonien as Executive Director of the organization effective January 1, 2015. Read the press release

The Washington Association of County Officials (WACO) is pleased to have partnered with the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Secretary of State, the Municipal Research and Services Center, and the Washington Coalition for Open Government to provide open government training for public officials during the month of August.

Copies of Training Materials:
Primer for Public Records 2014

Public Records Act 2014
Advanced Public Records 2014
Open Public Meetings 2014
WCOG Working with Requestors

WACO Board Adopts 2014-2016 Strategic Plan

During its regular meeting on December 4, 2013, the WACO Board of Trustees adopted a 2014-2016 Strategic Plan. 

See the WACO Strategic Plan and other WACO policies on our Policies page.

State Shared Revenue Distributions

The State Treasurer's Office has made its quarterly distributions to local governments for the following funds (click for distribution details):

Liquor Excise Tax

County Criminal Justice Assistance

DUI Enforcement

2014 WACO Legislative Priorities

The WACO membership has adopted its 2014 legislative priorities.

Click here to view a summary of WACO's 2014 Legislative Priorities.

Click here to learn more about WACO's Legislative Priority Process and Timeline.

Annual Legal Financial Obligations (LFO) Report

Senate Bill 5990 (Chapter 379, Section 20, 2003 Laws of Washington) directed that "the Washington Association of County Officials shall report on the amounts of legal financial obligations collected by the county clerks to the appropriate committees of the legislature no later than December 1, 2004, and annually thereafter." 

     -2012 LFO Report
-2011 LFO Report
-2010 LFO Report
-2009 LFO Report
-2008 LFO Report
-2007 LFO Report
-2006 LFO Report
-2005 LFO Report
-2004 LFO Report


The Courthouse Journal returns!

Read the first new issue HERE!

Upcoming WACO Board of Trustee Meetings:
  • Special Board Meeting December 30, 2014 (start time is 9:00 am) in Olympia, WA Agenda: Review and possible modification of  WACO Conference dates and location for 2016.

See our 'Board of Trustees' page for more information on WACO Board of Trustees meetings.


Holiday Office Closures:

WACO offices will be closed December 24-26, 2014 and January 1-2, 2015


Upcoming WACO Legislative Committee Meetings:

Please call the WACO Office at (360) 753-7319 for more information on WACO Legislative Committee meetings.

This page was last updated October 10, 2014