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Created in 1906, the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) is a voluntary, non-profit association serving all of Washington’s 39 counties. WSAC members include elected county commissioners, council members and executives from all of Washington’s 39 counties.

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Coronavirus Resources

Counties run public health departments and so many other crucial on-the-scene services and programs. They are responsible for emergency operations centers, human services, jails, 911 services, veterans’ services, and more. All while continuing essential county functions like elections, land use and planning, road maintenance, transportation, and many more services we tend to take for granted.

During this crisis, WSAC is focused on disseminating useful information to our members, and facilitating the exchange of effective strategies and approaches.

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Why are counties important and how do they impact me?

You may not realize it, but county government and county officials are a part of your everyday life. From food inspections to law enforcement, from road maintenance and natural resource management, counties provide critical services to all of Washington’s 7.5 million residents. Want to learn the basics of county government? Start here:

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Are you a county leader looking for resources?

County leaders face a unique set of challenges in their day-to-day work. Our mission is to serve you and the counties you represent. Here are just some of the valuable resources designed to help make your job a little easier.

Business Partnerships

Washington counties are engaged in delivering a broad range of services, from public health and safety to road construction, environmental mitigation, and social services. With over 35,000 employees serving over 7.5 million residents, counties are looking to private and nonprofit sectors for innovation and solutions to improve their performance. Learn more about these services and how they can help improve service delivery and benefits to your county.

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