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.


Our 2014 Fall Conference is SOLD OUT!

Please email office@wa-pro.org to be added to the waitlist.


Notice of 5th Annual Business Meeting and Proposed Amendment to Bylaws

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Washington Association of Public Records Officers will hold its 5th Annual Business Meeting just prior to the Association’s Fall Conference on Thursday, October 16, from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Tacoma Convention Center, located at 1500 Broadway, in Tacoma Washington.

In accordance with the Washington Association of Public Records Officers Bylaws, the proposed amendment to the Bylaws is enclosed for your review.

Summer Newsletter Now Available

Our Summer 2014 newsletter is now available. Click here to access it!

Certified Public Records Officer Designations - Second Quarter Announcements

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

Sheila Betts
Melissa Hart
Janna Lewis
Margene Michael
Myralynn Nitura
Cori Russell

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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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