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.

Notice of Annual Business Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Washington Association of Public Records Officers will hold its Annual Business Meeting during the Annual Washington Association of Public Records Officers Fall Conference on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., at the Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, Washington 98402.
The business meeting agenda will include the following: reports of financial activity during the current fiscal year and budget for the upcoming year, officer remarks, executive board elections and miscellaneous business and board announcements.  

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
  • Katherine Bodnar
  • Kimberly Ferrerio
  • Lynette Fisher
  • Korinne Henry
  • Gail King
  • Anne Kurle
  • Whitney Rhodes
  • Sally Rogers
  • 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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