Join your county budgeting experts as they discuss what a budget is, budgeting responsibilities, processes, funds, audits, suggestions for successfully creating and implementing a budget, and lastly, hear questions from your peers and answers to them by the experts in the field.
The History of County Government in Washington State.
Eric Johnson, Executive Director of the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC), leads a three-part series on county origins and the uniform system of government we have here in Washington state. Eric also explores county elected offices' roles and responsibilities and how county government is the government closest to the people.
Ann Macfarlane, of Jurassic Parliament, teaches a three-part series on running efficient meetings in Washington State. Ann discusses the do’s and don’ts of running an efficient meeting, dealing with difficult people, and public hearings and public comment. With her in-depth, but understandable, look at Robert’s Rules of Order you’ll be equipped to run better, more efficient meetings as a county leader.
Join four local government public records experts on this three-part series titled Understanding Washington’s Public Records Law. This course is designed to help you better understand what qualifies as a public record, the potential liabilities and penalties, and best practices on records retention.
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