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Upcoming Workshops

Coronavirus Statement

All MRSC in-person workshops are currently cancelled, given public health recommendations from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Washington Department of Health. For online trainings, please check our Upcoming Webinars.

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.

Our in-person workshops have limited capacity and typically fill up quickly, so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. All workshops cost $125 per attendee unless otherwise noted. Scholarships are available to ensure that all those who want to attend valuable trainings can do so.

​MRSC also provides other training opportunities, including live webinars, on-demand 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.

Purchasing and Contracting Essentials Workshops

These all-day workshops, held periodically throughout the year, 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.

Our 2019 workshop offerings have concluded, but we anticipate offering these courses again in 2020.

Public Records Act Basics & More Workshops

In lieu of our cancelled workshops, MRSC will be offering webinars on the Public Records Act in the near future. Please check our Upcoming Webinars page.

Back by popular demand, we are offering a series of Public Records Act (PRA) workshops in spring 2020. These full-day workshops provide an in-depth review of the PRA, starting with the basics and then delving into more advanced PRA issues.

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

Date Location Registration Link
March 4 - Wednesday Sequim Completed
March 6 - Friday Mount Vernon Completed
March 9 - Monday Spokane Completed
March 23 - Monday Pasco Cancelled
March 25 - Wednesday Wenatchee Cancelled
April 20 - Monday Olympia (Tumwater) Cancelled
April 21 - Tuesday Camas Cancelled
April 24 - Friday Olympia (Tumwater) Cancelled

Annual Financial Report (Cash) Workshops

These full-day workshops are designed for cash-basis cities, counties, and special purpose districts to help them in preparing their 2019 annual financial reports required by state law.

Our 2020 workshop and webinar series offerings have concluded.