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Check out our event calendar for upcoming training opportunities and learn more about our association. Interested in becoming a member? Take a look at our membership options and benefits and join today!
Certified Public Records Officer Designations
Congratulations to the following Public Records Officers who recently received their CPRO designation:
|Prins Cowin||Kirsty Jones|
|Krystle Shanks||Cheri Skutley|
|Jaime Cotter||Audrey Houston|
Join the WAPRO Executive Board
By this notice, the Executive Committee announces the annual call for candidates to fill Officer and Director Positions on the Executive Board of the Washington Association of Public Records Officers (WAPRO).
The positions available for election and the terms are as follows:
- President-Elect (two-year term)
- Vice President (one-year term)
- Secretary (two-year term)
- Two Director positions (two-year term for each Director)
Active members of WAPRO in good standing are eligible for nomination. Service in these positions is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in the direction of WAPRO and the ongoing educational, planning and advocacy activities of the association.
There is an expectation for active participation of board members. The Board meets monthly, normally scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. Virtual attendance or conference call is allowed if a board member resides in another part of the State, or periodically by those members unable to attend in person due to time constraints (this should be an exception to in-person attendance). If you would like to be nominated and stand for election to one of these positions, please adhere to the following instructions:
- Complete the accompanying Declaration of Candidacy. A declaration with an original signature is required.
- Prepare and transmit a Candidate Statement. The statement must be no more than 200 words in length including the candidate’s name, title, place of employment, and a statement of why election to office is sought. All words of more than one letter, all groups of numbers, and abbreviations or acronyms will be counted as one word. An additional statement in MS Word or via email is encouraged.
- Send a signed Letter of Support. A letter to the association signed by the candidate’s supervisor supporting the candidacy and the candidate’s increased involvement in WAPRO. A letter of support with original signature is required. An electronic copy via email is also encouraged.
The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to September 27, 2022.
The above application materials must be received by WAPRO, Executive Director for Executive Committee consideration no later than September 27, 2022. Elections will be held in October 2022 at the Annual Fall Conference. An electronic copy of the required documentation is encouraged; however, signed originals of the Declaration of Candidacy and the Letter of Support must be provided in hard copy and received by September 27, 2022.
If you have any questions about the process or positions available, please feel free to contact WAPRO at (206) 338-7378.
Submit your candidate packet to the following email: email@example.com
The Declaration of Candidacy that must be returned with your Candidate Statement and Letter of Support.
Seeking an answer to a specific question? Check out our WAPRO FAQ for featured questions that might relate to your situation.
Transparency News Highlights
July 22, 2022
- King County Elections calls for removal of unauthorized signs near ballot drop boxes
- In Washington, County Auditor Elections Become Battleground For Far-Right Election Deniers
- Notice to DRS Members and Retirees – Public Records Request
- Washington ranked No. 1 for regulating campaign cash
- Blasko to resign, get nearly $396K in severance with Monroe schools
- Most NDAs are now outlawed in Washington state. Will whistleblowers speak up?
Around the Country
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- Media Outlets Lawyer Up to Get Uvalde Shooting Records, TX
- Ex-Louisville officer’s charges in Breonna Taylor raid erased from public record, KY
- DEA Sued Over ‘Unlawful’ Delays On Psychedelic And Marijuana Public Records Requests Through FOIA
- Lawsuit Seeks Energy Department Documents on Overdue Grid Study
- The National Archives is looking into reports that the Secret Service deleted texts
WAPRO Membership – It is that time of year to renew your annual membership! Memberships will be active from now through November 2022.
New Website and Member Login
WAPRO has transitioned to a new website on July 1, 2020. In order to view your “Members Only” pages, please re-register your profile. Once we are notified and verify your membership, we will approve your profile on the new website.
***We advise you to clear your Internet cache on all your devices. If you need assistance with your profile or login, please contact the WAPRO office firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to help you.