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Upcoming Workshops

Coronavirus Statement

All MRSC in-person workshops are currently cancelled. For online trainings, please check our Upcoming Webinars.

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 $140 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 webinars, on-demand 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

In lieu of our in-person workshops, MRSC is conducting webinars on purchasing and contracting. To learn about upcoming trainings, visit our Upcoming Webinars page. To view previous webinars, visit our On-Demand Webinars page.

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.

Credits available: APWA-CAEC


Public Records Act Basics & More Workshops

In lieu of our in-person workshops, MRSC is conducting webinars and virtual workshops on the Public Records Act. To learn about upcoming trainings, see our Upcoming Webinars page. To view recordings of previous PRA webinars, visit our On-Demand Webinars page.

Back by popular demand, we are offering a series of Public Records Act (PRA) workshops. 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

Annual Financial Report (Cash) Workshops

In lieu of our in-person workshops, MRSC offered virtual workshops in March 2021 on the annual financial reports. The recording for the workshops is available to purchase in our On-Demand Webinars page.

These full-day workshops are designed for cash-basis cities, counties, and special purpose districts to help them in preparing their annual financial reports required by state law.


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