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PRA Deep Dive – Practitioners Roundtable

Thursday, December 9, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM
Cost: $35 - Scholarships available (see below)
Credits: WAPRO (see below)


Registration closes Wednesday, December 8 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording.

Webinar Overview

Under the Public Records Act (PRA) all public records are required to be open to the public. This seemingly simple statement of law fails to reflect the practical challenge of complying with the law. We’ve pulled together a panel of professionals to discuss and answer your questions about the ups, downs, and everything in-between of responding to PRA requests.

Educational Objectives

This webinar will dive into how public records professionals can manage responding to public records requests – from the simple to the complicated. We’ll discuss best practices, lessons learned, and challenges for the future. Registrants are invited to submit questions in advance.

Who Should Attend?

Public record officers, clerks, and other staff responsible for responding to public records requests and elected officials who have an interest in the public records management process.


  • Shawn Campbell, City Clerk, City of Auburn. Shawn has over 10 years of experience administering and responding to public records requests including all types of city records (from Building Permits to Police reports and everyone’s favorite lots and lots of emails). Shawn is also the President Elect for the Washington Municipal Clerk’s Association (WMCA).
  • Lucy Collis, Local Government Public Records Consultant, Attorney General’s Office. Lucy has six years of experience administering and responding to public records requests and is a WAPRO certified Public Records Officer. Lucy served as the agency Public Records Officer for the Department of Commerce administering the agency Public Records and Records Management programs before joining the AGO to provide training and guidance to local governments on the PRA.
  • Jennifer Combs, Assistant City Attorney for City of Fife. Jennifer has been a licensed attorney since 2001, having taken and passed the Bar exams in California, Louisiana, and Washington. She has been practicing law in Washington since 2005. She is a municipal law attorney, with a primary focus on the PRA, OPMA, and records retention, and has spent the last 10 years as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fife.
  • Sarah Doar, Legal Consultant, MRSC (facilitator). Sarah joined MRSC in September 2018, after serving as Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Island County. At MRSC, Sarah provides advice to municipalities on many aspects of government, including compliance with public records and open meeting laws, land use issues, and environmental law.


This training is eligible for:

Training Scholarships

  • The Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) will provide one (1) training scholarship 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.

Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided in full if registration is canceled before Wednesday, December 8 at 5 PM. After that, refunds will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee up to 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.