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Community Engagement

Advisory Boards and Commissions

Community Engagement Resources

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for Local Governments

Language Access

Social Media Policies

Youth Participation in Local Government

Elected and Appointed Officials

Roles and Responsibilities of Local Government Leaders

Mayor & Councilmember Handbook (PDF publication)

County Elected and Appointed Officials

County Commissioner Roles and Responsibilities

County Commissioner Guide (PDF publication)

Knowing the Territory: Basic Legal Guidelines for Local Government Officials (PDF publication)

Vacancies in Local Elected Offices


Local Elections - Table of Contents

Candidate Information Resources for Local Government Elective Offices

Getting Into Office: Being Elected or Appointed (PDF publication)

Local Government Ballot Measures

Local Ballot Measure Database

Local Elections Administration

Use of Public Facilities in Election Campaigns

District-Based Elections and Redistricting

Quick Guide for Newly Elected City Officials

Quick Guide for Newly Elected County Officials

Legal Issues

Appearance of Fairness Doctrine

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

Public Meetings

Open Public Meetings Act - Table of Contents

Council Committees

City Council Meeting Agendas

Council/Board of Commissioners Rules of Procedure

Council/Commission Meetings

Council Voting

Electronic Signatures

Parliamentary Procedure: A Brief Guide to Robert's Rules of Order

Public Hearings

Local Ordinances for Cities and Counties (PDF publication)

Forms of Government and Organization

City and Town Forms of Government

County Forms of Government

Special Purpose Districts - Table of Contents

Special Purpose District Revenue Sources

Closest Governments to the People (PDF publication)

Classification of Washington Cities

City and Town Classification

First-Class Cities

Code City Handbook (PDF publication)

Strategic Planning and Visioning

Strategic Planning

Special Topics

Initiative and Referendum Powers

Initiative and Referendum Guide (PDF publication)

Flag Display

Interlocal Cooperation - Table of Contents

Performance Measurement