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Upcoming Workshops

MRSC conducts a number of in-person training events throughout Washington State on key topics such as public records, procurement, and finance.

Below is the list of all currently planned workshops; dates and locations will be announced as soon as they are available. Scholarships are available to ensure that all those who want to attend valuable trainings can do so.

Our in-person workshops have limited capacity and typically fill up quickly, so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.

​MRSC also provides other training opportunities, including live and archived webinars and Public Records/Open Public Meetings e-learning courses for city elected officials. Learn about the latest training opportunities and local government news by signing up for our In Focus: Local Government e-newsletter.


Public Records Act Training: From A to Z

This full-day workshop will provide an in-depth review of the Public Records Act (PRA), starting with the PRA basics and then delving into more advanced PRA issues. This training will provide practical tips, a review of recent PRA case law, a look at the “Top 10” PRA challenges local governments are currently experiencing, and a discussion about how technology can help and hinder records retention and production.

Dates and Locations – Now Open for Registration!

Credits available: CLE, WAPRO certification, CML, Open Government Training Act requirements

Date Location Registration Link
February 4 - Monday Olympia Postponed to March 11 due to weather
February 6 - Wednesday Vancouver (Ridgefield) Completed
February 11 - Monday Olympia Postponed to March 25 due to weather
February 26 - Tuesday Cheney Class is full - waitlist only
March 4 - Monday Burlington Class is full - waitlist only
March 11 - Monday Olympia Learn more and register
March 25 - Monday Olympia Learn more and register
March 27 - Wednesday Wenatchee Class is full - waitlist only

Purchasing and Contracting Essentials Workshops

Back by popular demand, these all-day workshops will focus on purchasing in the morning and public works contracting in the afternoon. Each workshop will review statutory requirements, recent legislative changes, and how to align those requirements with the specific needs of your agency.

We anticipate approximately six Purchasing and Contracting workshops between March and June of 2019.

Date Location Registration Link
March 18 - Monday Sequim Learn more and register
April 18 - Thursday Everett Learn more and register
May 21 - Tuesday Tacoma Learn more and register
Additional dates and locations to follow

Annual Financial Report Workshops (Cash Basis)

MRSC's full-day annual financial report workshops are designed to help "cash basis" cities/towns, counties, and special purpose districts prepare their 2018 annual financial reports.

Date Location Registration Link
March 12 - Tuesday Spokane Learn more and register
March 21 - Thursday West Richland Learn more and register
April 3 - Wednesday DuPont Learn more and register
April 4 - Thursday Stanwood Learn more and register

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