Our Mission: To support effective local government in Washington through trusted consultation, research, training, and collaboration.
Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to proactively supporting the success of local governments state-wide by providing collaborative consultation and immediate access to a vast research and knowledge base. The below services are offered to local government officials and staff in Washington State.
Have a question? Just Ask MRSC! With one call or click you can connect with a trusted MRSC staff attorney or professional policy consultant to get answers fast. You can also browse our online Inquiry Archive to review common questions and answers.
Our online research portal is a great place to start exploring issues and topics that you need more information on. You can obtain practical guidance through online topic pages, easily find information on city and county codes, and access an extensive collection of local government sample documents to see what others are doing and how they’re doing it.
By signing up to our popular e-newsletters or following the MRSC Insight Blog you can stay informed about the most important emerging issues and featured practices for local governments in Washington.
Training and Guidance
During MRSC’s regular webinars staff consultants team up with leading governance professionals to offer interactive discussions about various topics. Our publications are a great form of guidance on common subjects that local government leader deal with, such as the Public Records Act or Bidding Law.