This webinar is designed to provide tips to local government elected officials on how to avoid some common pitfalls under Washington’s Public Records Act (PRA) and Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA).
MRSC will walk you through common PRA and OPMA problems arising from a public servant’s use of email, social networking websites, smart phones, and more.
Although it will not satisfy the public records and OPMA training required by the Open Government Trainings Act, this webinar will give you practical advice for complying with the PRA and OPMA in scenarios that public servants commonly confront in their day-to-day work.
About the Presenters
Flannary joined MRSC as a legal consultant in 2013 after working for ten years as the assistant city attorney for the city of Shoreline, where she advised all city departments. At MRSC, Flannary provides advice to municipalities on a wide range of legal issues, including public records, public works, and land use. She graduated with a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2002.
Robert joined MRSC as a legal consultant in 2015 and is also one of the editors for the MRSC Insight blog. He has worked with several local governments as a legal intern, including the Port Townsend City Attorney’s Office as well as the Land Use Section of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. Robert earned both a B.A. and a B.S degree from the University of Washington and graduated magna cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Seattle University Law Review.