The Insider

9
Mar

School Siting Bill Passes

HB 1017 was amended on the House floor and passed by a vote of 82-15. The House school siting bill was amended to address school siting outside the urban growth area (UGA).  For rural areas, the siting issue was unaddressed, hearing that extension of services is the greater issue, water and sewer services are now explicitly allowed.  For urban areas inside

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6
Mar

Register for NACo’S Western Interstate 2017 Conference

Deschutes County, Oregon, the Association of Oregon Counties, the Western Interstate Region and the National Association of Counties look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Central Oregon and the world-renowned Sunriver Resort! NACo's 2017 WIR Conference, to be held May 24–26, will feature an exciting schedule of educational workshops, expert speakers and engaging evening entertainment. Register Today Learn about NACo's
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6
Mar

Ecology Updating Shoreline Procedures

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comments on proposed changes to state procedural rules for managing shorelines.

6
Mar

Delegation of 30 County Officials in DC Last Week

Washington D.C. (Feb. 27, 2017) – WSAC President Obie O’Brien and NACo Board Members Ken Dahlstedt and Blair Brady headed up a delegation of over 30 appointed and elected County Officials from Washington State at the 2017 National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.  Conference Attendees heard from national leaders on a wide variety of topics that

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