Newly Elected Officials

Virtual Event | December 8-10 | 12-2pm 

Training Agenda

Tuesday, December 8

12:30pm – 2:00pm | Welcome, Introductions & Overview

2:00pm – 2:10pm | Break

2:10pm – 2:45pm | Who and What is WSAC (Download PPT)

2:45pm – 3:20pm | WSAC and your role in Olympia: What to expect in the 2021 Legislative Session (Download PDF)

3:20pm – 3:30pm | Break

3:30pm – 4:45pm | Your Role as a County Leader: Lessons learned from a panel of “veteran” elected official

4:45pm – 5:00pm | Closing remarks

Wednesday, December 9

8:15am – 8:30am | Welcome & Overview

8:30am – 10:00am | Open Public Meetings Act & Public Records Act (Download PPT)

10:00am – 10:30am | Break

10:30am – 12:00pm | Your Prosecuting Attorney: Attorney by Law, Not by Choice (Dowload PDF)

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Break

1:00pm – 2:30pm | County Budget 101: The primary duty of the County Legislative body is to set the county budget, levy rates, revenue estimates, and appropriation of funds for all county activities (Download PDF)

2:30pm – 3:00pm | Break

3:00pm – 4:30pm | Understanding Public Health (Dowload PPT)
Taking office during a global pandemic means you need to know the latest before you take office. Join local public health officials to learn more about your role and what to prepare for.

Thursday, December 10

8:00am – 8:15am | Welcome & Overview

8:15am – 9:30am | Lessons and Reflections from First Term Commissioners and Councilmembers

9:30am – 9:40am | Break

9:40am – 11:00am | Meet Your County Team (Dowload PDF)
This interactive session will provide you with quick introductions to various county departments and resources you will be working with on day one.

11:00am – 11:10am | Break

11:10am – 11:45am | Q&A Lightning Round
Take inventory of what you’ve learned this week and bring any of those lingering questions with you for this final session.

11:45am – 12:00pm | Closing remarks