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Legislative Update on 2020 Public Records Bills

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
11 AM - 12 PM
Cost: FREE
Credits Available: Meets WAPRO certification requirements, 1.0 CML for city elected officials - see below



This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. 

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 2020 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.
  • Morgan Damerow, Assistant Attorney General is the Lead Attorney at the Attorney General’s Office Local Government Consultation Program, as well as one of the program consultants. Morgan has been with the state for 16 years. Over the last four years, he has represented dozens of state agencies in significant PRA cases in front of trial courts, the Court of Appeals, and the State Supreme Court.
  • 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 (Category A – 1 hour, Course # A000072)
  • 1.0 credit towards a Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC)