WAPRO Mission Statement

The Washington Association of Public Records Officers (WAPRO) is a non-profit corporation founded to provide education in support of the Public Records Act and to provide a forum for public records officers and those involved in responding to public records requests.

IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF March 24, 2020: Governor’s Proclamation, 2020 Spring Training, and COVID-19 Updates here

Welcome to WAPRO!

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:


Certification Recertification
Brandie Marshall Melissa Hart-McCain
Jin Yi Audrey Hoover


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Dear WAPRO Community,

It is with heavy hearts to let you know that we are mourning the loss of our President, friend, colleague, and mentor, Sheila Friend Gray, who passed March 17th, 2020. She was a committed public servant. Sheila served on the WAPRO Board for over 5 years. She was widely respected throughout Washington State. Sheila was passionate about education on compliance with RCW 42.56 for public employees and believed strongly in our mission. She was also an expert in her field of public records and tackled significant issues in the public records arena, including body cameras in law enforcement. She stood out by her actions, attitude, guidance, and her warm smile. Sheila was always dedicated to her family whom she loved immensely. Our hearts ache to know the world is a little less bright because of her passing.
See full announcement here


New Website and Member Login

WAPRO has transitioned to a new website on July 1st. In order to view your “Members Only” pages please re-register your profile using this link https://wa-pro.org/register/ . 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 office@wa-pro.org and we will be able to help you.

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