WSAC is committed to learning and educational opportunities for members, county staff, affiliates, the public, and students of all ages. There is so much to learn about county government, the role of an elected official, or the many programs and services that are integral to the success and well-being of your communities. We offer a variety of learning options to meet your on-demand needs. Our content changes frequently so check back often. If there is a subject you’d like to learn more about then let us know!
The County Development Institute of Washington is a collaboration between the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) and Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP). The County Development Institute provides county leaders in Washington state with trainings on various topics.
CDIWA is now offering on-demand trainings that are publicly available for county professionals on various topics with more to be added in the future.
Currently available courses:
Please check back later for additional courses and topics!
The weekly WSAC Virtual Assembly gives updates on county issues, provides opportunities to network and learn from peers on a variety of current and emerging issues facing counties, and to learn from Agency leaders around the state and in D.C.
WSAC offers multiple publications for members and non-members. The publications are free of charge and open for subscription.
Are you a Washington state student or citizen seeking education on how county government works? You’ve come to the right place!
Counties are remnants of British mode of government, where lands were divided into ‘shires’ and ruled regionally. Everyone in Washington lives in one of 39 counties that make up the state. The effective thing about counties is that they are hyper local – county officials are from the county they are working for!
Are you a Washington state student, teacher or parent seeking education on how county government works? We offer resources and materials to help teach young people how county governments operates.