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Free Webinar: Legislative Update - 2019 Public Records Bills

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Credits Available: meets WAPRO certification requirements, 1.0 CML for city elected officials – see below
Cost: Free



Registration closes Tuesday, June 18 at 12 pm. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.

Webinar Overview

Since the PRA was adopted by Washington voters in 1972, significant technological advances have considerably changed the number, size, and complexity of the records that local governments across Washington must manage. This had led to an increased investment of time and resources in managing records and fulfilling records requests. Local governments across the state routinely spend millions annually fulfilling public records requests. 

Educational Objectives

This webinar, presented in partnership with WAPRO, will discuss the most significant public records bills passed during the 2019 Legislative Session.

Who Should Attend?

Attorneys/legal staff of local governments, as well as private attorneys with local government clients, elected officials, public record officers (PRO) and other staff who work with public records requests.


  • Nancy Krier is the Washington Attorney General's Office Open Government Assistant Attorney General, appointed following six years as the Public Disclosure Commission's General Counsel. Prior to the PDC, Ms. Krier served in the AGO over 20 years, including as a Division Chief of the Licensing and Administrative Law Division, where she was also designated as a Senior Counsel. In addition to the PDC, she had advised many state agencies over the past several years, including the Executive Ethics Board, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Social and Health Services, and others. She is a frequent speaker on open government.
  • Sarah Doar is a Legal Consultant with MRSC and the moderator of this webinar. Sarah joined MRSC in September 2018, after serving as Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Island County. At MRSC, Sarah provides advice to municipalities on many aspects of government, including compliance with public records and open meeting laws, land use issues, and environmental law.


  • Meets WAPRO certification and recertification requirements (A – 1.5 hours)
  • Also eligible for 1.0 credit towards a Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC)