Paige DeChambeau


Senator Cantwell on SALT

Clark County, Vancouver, WA -United States Senator, Maria Cantwell addressed the citizens of Clark County about the importance of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction to middle-class families in Washington State. The current tax plan in the United States Congress does not include the state and local tax deduction. In October, WSAC’s Executive Board joined Governor Inslee in warning
Read more

County Legislative Hearing

Legislative Work Session: Overview of statutory obligations and revenue capacity of local governments and purpose of HB 2011, Local mandates and revenue funding from the county and city perspective, the feasibility of studying constitutional and statutory obligations and the revenue capacity of local governments. Pictured above from left to right: Representative David Taylor, Representative Sherry Appleton, Representative Joan McBride, Representative Strom

Read more


WSAC Staff Invades Idaho

Boise, Idaho – Last week, several members of the WSAC staff traveled to Boise, Idaho to take part in the first ever Western States Association Staff Retreat. The event was hosted by the Idaho Association of Counties (IAC). WSAC staff arrived on Thursday and set out to explore the city and the Idaho State Capitol campus before the scheduled programming began.
Read more

Guest Post: Dementia Friendly Communities

For the over 100,000 Washingtonians who live with dementia, social isolation can be a real challenge. One solution? A concept called dementia-friendly communities –  neighborhoods, cities and counties that are equipped to support people with dementia and ensure that they can fully participate and contribute. Around the world, various initiatives are taking place along these lines. From dementia awareness training

Read more