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Former Authors

MRSC has been fortunate to attract talented and dedicated staff over the years. Some of our authors have retired or left the organization but their legacy lives on in their writing.

John Carpita
John wrote about engineering design, purchasing and bidding issues, construction contracts, local improvement districts, and other public works issues. He retired in 2017. View all posts by John.

Jim Doherty
Jim addressed a variety of local government issues, with special expertise in transmission pipeline planning issues and marijuana legalization. He retired in 2018. View all posts by Jim.

​Sue Enger
Sue wrote about a variety of local government planning issues and retired in 2014. View all posts by Sue

​Joe Levan
Joe wrote about the Open Public Meetings Act, the Public Records Act, court decisions, and a host of other legal issues.View all posts by Joe.

Josh Mahar
Josh wrote about social media, Washington State local governments, and government performance topics.  View all posts by Josh

Pat Mason 
Pat wrote about public records, open public meetings, and a variety of topics pertaining to municipal law. He retired in 2015. View all posts by Pat.

Bob Meinig
Bob wrote about the Open Public Meetings Act, municipal incorporation and annexation, and a host of other legal issues. He retired in 2016. View all posts by Bob

Lynn Karl Nordby
Lynn wrote on local government management, leadership, solutions to homelessness, and cybersecurity. He retired in 2018. View all posts by Lynn.

Robert Sepler
Robert wrote about about recent court decisions and other topics impacting local governments. View all posts by Robert.

Carol Tobin
Carol wrote about local government planning, the Growth Management Act, and related issues. She retired in 2015. View all posts by Carol.


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