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Upcoming Workshops

Coronavirus Statement

All MRSC in-person workshops are currently canceled, given public health recommendations from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the continuing growth of COVID-19 confirmed cases in an increasing number of Washington communities as reported by the Washington Department of Health.

Annual Financial Reporting Workshops

We are currently offering an online webinar series in lieu of the in-person workshops. If you have not cancelled your registration, you will automatically be registered for the webinar series. For those who might also be interested in this topic, we have opened registration for the webinar series.

Public Records Act Basics & More Workshops

We are planning on producing a one-hour PRA Basics webinar in the near future that we will post in our Upcoming Webinars page.

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 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.


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 beginning in spring 2020.


Public Records Act Basics & More Workshops

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.

Credits available: CPE

Date Location Registration Link
March 11 - Wednesday Algona Completed
March 12 - Thursday Mount Vernon Completed
March 17 - Tuesday Spokane Cancelled
March 26 - Thursday West Richland Cancelled

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