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.

Call for Candidate Nominations to the WAPRO Board

WAPRO is seeking nominations for upcoming openings on the WAPRO Board of Directors. These positions will become effective December 1, 2015. 

Deadline for nominations: The application materials must be submitted to President-Elect Whitney Rhodes no later than September 1, 2015. If you are interested please review the requirements. We look forward to hearing from you.

Announcing the New WAPRO Board of Directors

Your new Board of Directors, who will be serving WAPRO members from December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015, are:

Cynthia Hernandez, President
Whitney Rhodes, President-Elect
Terri Cole, Vice-President
Don Jewett, Secretary
Ramona Roberts, Treasurer
Melissa Blankenship, Director
Terri LeFors, Director
Tara Maynard, Director
Kathi Anderson, Director

Summer Newsletter Now Available

Read the Summer 2015 newsletter now online!

Certified Public Records Officer Designations

Congratulations to the following Public Records Officers who received their CPRO designation recently:

  • Bradley Alberts
  • Chris Barnes
  • Kimberly Ferrerio
  • Lynette Fisher
  • Gail King
  • Anne Kurle
  • Whitney Rhodes
  • Katherine Wise

Announcing the Second Edition of the Public Records Act Deskbook

The Washington State Bar Association now has available for purchase its 2014 second edition of the Public Records Act Deskbook. WAPRO thanks the WSBA as well as the WAPRO members who were involved in providing recommendations for this second edition. You can purchase the Deskbook on the WSBA website.

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The public agency I work for recently conducted an internal investigation into the conduct of an employee who works in the field. Is our internal investigation subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act, or is there an RCW that exempts it? We are concerned that if some of the records, such as interview notes, were disclosed, it would create concern of retaliation and make some employees hesitant to cooperate in the future...

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