Newly Elected Training April 5th

Parliamentary Training in Olympia – April 5!

Sign up today for a one-day training in Olympia on April 5th, 2017. The training will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn. After the training, stay for the Legislative Steering Committee’s reception and join the committee on April 6th as members visit the state capitol and meet with Legislators about the issues that are important to counties.

The event will be capped at 45 attendees (and registration is free) so make sure to claim your spot.

Book Your Room Today

Please remember that you are responsible for your own lodging costs and need to make your own reservation at the hotel. To secure overnight accommodations, please contact the Hilton Garden Inn – Olympia.

Call 360-236-9934 to reserve your room. 

Rates are guaranteed until Monday, March 27. Be sure to request the WSAC room block to receive the group rate with is $103 per night.


Robert’s Rules: What you really need to know

Download the informational sheet about Ann Macfarlane’s humorous approach to teaching Robert’s Rules of Order. The following are just a few of the topics that will be covered:

  • Who is in charge anyway? 
  • The key guideline to holding better discussions at meetings.
  • Best practices for taking public comment.
  • The right way to control a meeting.

Meet Ann Macfarlane

Ann Macfarlene from Jurassic ParlimentThe core of Jurassic Parliament is the belief that anyone who masters the key principles and guidelines of Robert’s Rules can run great meetings—meetings that are fair, efficient, and democratic. Those principles are not hard to learn, they’re just different.

Ann has served as president of the American Translators Association and the Executive Director of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators. She currently works full-time on Jurassic Parliament, based in Seattle.

Her credentials include Professional Registered Parliamentarian, offered by the National Association of Parliamentarians, and Certified Association Executive, offered by the American Society of Association Executives.

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Paige DeChambeau graduated with her BA in Political Science and Communications from Western Washington University and her Masters in Public Administration from Seattle University. She worked on a county council campaign in her home county of Snohomish before she worked as Legislative Assistant at the Washington House of Representatives. As the External Communications Manager for WSAC she manages all the WSAC publications.
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