2019 Spring Training

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Registration | Date & Location | Hotel | Program

Thank you for attending! We hope you enjoyed your time in Lynnwood and took home many key takeaways. Be sure to save the date for our 2019 Fall Conference in Bellevue – October 10! 

WAPRO’s annual Spring Training event is for Public Records Officers at every level of experience. Come together with an impressive group of expert PROs to share new data and discuss how new technological advancements will impact organizational and structural processes with record-keeping. If you’re eager to continue your education and are interested in up-and-coming legal matters that might affect your day-to-day activities, we strongly recommend you attend this educational event.

Why Attend?

  • Learn from the experts about how technology is going to affect records management and your day-to-day activities
  • Earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC), or Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) credits
  • Take one step closer to becoming a Certified Public Records Officer (CPRO)
  • Ask questions and converse with certified public records officers
  • Meet others who work in public records and exchange best practices and work habits
  • Enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch, and snacks

Registration Information


Early Bird
Members: $175
Non-members: $200

Regular registration (after March 15)
Members: $200
Non-members: $225

If you have just joined as a WAPRO Member, you will not be able to register as a Member until you have paid your membership dues.
Once your dues are paid, you will gain access to the discounted Member pricing.  

Registration is now closed.


Date & Location

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 778-7155
Directions and Parking Information


Best Western Alderwood
19332 36th Ave W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Single King: $84.99 SOLD OUT
Double Queen: $89.99 SOLD OUT
Studio King: $94.99 SOLD OUT
Jacuzzi Suite: $119.99 SOLD OUT
Suite: $124.99 SOLD OUT

Overflow Hotel

Embassy Suites Seattle North Lynnwood
20610 44th Ave W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Single King: $113.00
Double Queen: $113.00

*Be sure to bring your government agency ID card to receive the per-diem rate onsite!

These rates will be available until Monday, April 29 or until sold out.

Book Now: Call (425) 775-2500 to book a room. Be sure to reserve your room under the Washington Association of Public Records Officers Block. You may also book your room online

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Join us for a full day of informative sessions, with both general sessions and breakout sessions on specialized topics that will be important for you and your team. This program has been approved for 6.0 CLE credits and  and 1 CMC Education or 1 MMC Advanced Education point.
Meals Provided: A continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 AM. There will be also be a morning coffee break, lunch buffet and an afternoon snack break.
Session titles and topics are subject to change.

*This program has been approved for 6.0 CLE credits and 1 CMC Education or 1 MMC Advanced Education point.
Time Activity
8:30 – 8:45 AM
Opening Remarks
8:45 – 10:45 AM

Case Law/Legal Update

Ramsey Ramerman
Morgan Damerow

Category C (2 hours CLE, CMC, MMC)

10:45 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Session 1

Emergency Response Records

Gain perspective on organization, structural, and other issues related to responding to PDRs, plus Text to 911, and other new technologies.

Peter Beckwith
Kimberly Petty

Category F (1.25 hours CLE, CMC, MMC)

#PRA and Open Meetings Don’t Always Happen IRL

PRA and OPMA considerations for elected officials’ text messages, social media, and other digital communications will be explored.

Matt Segal

Category F (1.25 hours CLE, CMC)

Public Records Data Collection: JLARC Reporting Update

This session will show you what the first report looks like and will provide helpful information for going forward.

Ashley Elliott
Suzanna Pratt

Category A (1.25 hours CLE, CMC, MMC)

12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch and Networking
1:15 – 2:30 PM Breakout Session 2

PRA Issues Related to Public Contracts

Learn how to deal with requests for procurement and contracting records.

Nancy Krier

Category F (1.25 hours CLE, CMC)

Getting it Right from the Start: Adequate Searches, Reasonable Estimates, and Documenting Fullest Assistance

This session will offer tips and tools for scoping and conducting searches, using organizational rules, workload statistics, and time and cost studies to support estimates and documenting internal and external communications to avoid litigation and defend your agency if sued.

Mary Perry
Tracy Becht
Michael Nigrey

Category B (1.25 hours CLE, CMC, MMC)

Adopting New Technologies: Considerations for Records Management

Acquiring new technology is the easy part – working out what needs to happen with the records the technology will generate is when the real fun begins!

Molly Rooney

Category D or E (1.25 hours CLE, CMC, MMC)

 2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
 2:45 – 4:15 PM

Questions and Answers Panel

Our panel of PRA experts will answer your burning PRA questions.

Ramsey Ramerman
Morgan Damerow

Category A (1.5 hours, CLE only)

4:15 PM Wrap-up
4:30 PM Adjournment