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Building a Great Workplace Culture in a Time of Change

Thursday, May 19, 2022
11 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $35 (Scholarships Available - See Below)
Credits: CML



Registration closes on Wednesday, May 18 at 5 PM.
This webinar will also be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to view this recording.

Webinar Overview

Workplaces are going through a time of tremendous stress and change. The office culture is in a period of transformation as the result of COVID, “The Great Resignation,” challenges with employee recruitment and retention, changing expectations of leadership, and a rethinking of the conventional idea of success. Building a positive work culture takes an intentional effort, whether your staff is fully working in-person, or the office has a significant number of teleworkers.

Educational Objectives

During this webinar, you'll learn practical tips from local governments that are undertaking purposeful efforts to ensure that all staff feel connected and can thrive in the new workplace environment.

Who Should Attend?

Local government leaders, elected officials, managers, directors, supervisors, and HR staff interested in engaging employees and building a positive workplace culture.


  • Charlie Bush, Sedro-Woolley City Administrator. Charlie Bush began serving as the Sedro-Woolley City Administrator in November 2021. He is responsible the management of the City and implementation of public policy, under the direction of the Mayor. Prior to joining Sedro-Woolley, Charlie served over 22 years with the cities of Sequim, Issaquah, Prosser, and Bellevue in Washington and Phoenix and Glendale in Arizona. He held positions in city management, worked as a development services director, and worked as a full-time economic developer. Charlie holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the nation’s top ranked program, Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Wittenberg University.
  • Andrea Snyder, Issaquah Deputy City Administrator. Andrea Snyder has served as the Deputy City Administrator at the City of Issaquah for over three years. Andrea is responsible for overseeing the Public Works and Community Planning and Development departments, as well as special projects of strategic importance to the Mayor. Prior to serving as the Deputy City Administrator, Andrea worked as an Economic Development Manager for both the City of Burien and the City of Issaquah. Andrea holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs and has a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Tracy Burrows, Executive Director, MRSC. Tracy has over 20 years of local government and non-profit experience, specializing in growth management, transportation, and general city management issues. She was the legislative liaison for the Seattle Department of Transportation, leading efforts to develop a transportation funding ballot measure and advocating on behalf of the city on policy transportation issues. She has also served as the City of Kirkland's intergovernmental relations manager.


This training is eligible for:

Training Scholarships

  • The Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) will provide two (2) training scholarships per member-county for this webinar. Those wishing to take advantage of the offer are asked to contact your county risk manager to request the registration code before you register. To learn if you are a WCRP member or if you have questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact
  • Read about other scholarship opportunities.

Payment Policy: Payment for this webinar is completed online by credit card only. If you need to be billed, there will be a $5.00 administrative fee added to your registration fee. Please contact if you need to request an invoice for this webinar.

Refund Policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided in full if registration is canceled before Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59 PM. After that, refunds will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee up until the start of the webinar. Please contact if you need to request a refund on the morning of the webinar.

If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.