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.

2015 - 2016 WAPRO Board of Directors

We are pleased to introduce your 2015 - 2016 WAPRO Board of Directors! Their term begins December 1, 2015 and ends November 30, 2016.

Whitney Stevens, President
Denise Vaughan, President-Elect
Kathi Anderson, Vice-President
Tyler Entrekin, Treasurer
Jenny Hallengren-Sawyer, Secretary
Melissa Blankenship, Director
Terri LeFors, Director
Joanna Lee, Director
Sheila Friend Gray, Director

Certified Public Records Officer Designations

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

  • Sandra Braedt
  • Jessica Tichy
  • Vicki Lange
  •  Kyle Welty

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.

Featured FAQ

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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