2018 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting

Date & Location  |  Pricing  |  Program

Thank You for Attending!

Thank you to all who were able to attend the 2018 WAPRO Fall Conference and Annual Meeting. We hope you enjoyed your time in Tacoma and found all the sessions compelling and informative. A link to the presentation materials will be sent to you via email.

Please direct any questions regarding presentation materials or the conference to the WAPRO Office.

We hope to see you in Lynnwood for WAPRO's 2019 Spring Training on Tuesday, May 14!

Date & Location 

Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98042
(253) 830-6601

Directions & Parking Information


Regular Rate

Members  |  $200
Non-Members  |  $225

On site

Members  |  $225
Non-Members  |   $250

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Program/Continuing Education Credits

WAPRO's 2018 Fall Conference included a full day of informative sessions, with both general sessions and breakout sessions on specialized topics important for you and your team. This program was approved for up to 5.75 MCLE credits, 1.1 CMC Experience points (4.25 hours), and 1.1 MMC Professional Contribution points (4.25 hours).

Session titles and topics subject to change.

Time Activity
8:30 – 8:45 AM Opening Remarks
8:45 – 10:00 AM

Case Law/Legal/JLARC Reporting Update

Ramsey Ramerman  |  City of Everett
Eric Stahl  |  Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Nancy Krier  |  Open Government Ombuds

Category C, 1.25 hours

10:00 AM Break
10:15 – 11:45 AM Breakout Session 1

Taking Care of the Requestor and Yourself: Customer Service and Stress Management Tips for PROs

Dr. Philip Gibson  |  DOC Staff Psychologist Supervisor
Kimberly Ferreiro
  |  Public Disclosure Advisor, Seattle Mayor's Office
Off. Kimberly Anderson  |  Seattle Police Peer Support Coordinator

Category B, 1.5 hours


Ethics of a PRO Whistleblower: PROs in other states have been fired for whistleblowing. What should a PRO do when s/he believes the importance of disclosure outweighs personal risk?

Ramsey Ramerman  |  City of Everett

Category B, 1.5 hours


Health Care Records and Medical Information in Other Public Records: Handling requests that include health care provider records and information about health care

Erica Franklin  |  Assistant Seattle City Attorney
Tyler Entrekin  |  Seattle-King County Health Department PRO
Katy Ruckle  |  DSHS Privacy Officer

Category F, 1.5 hours

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch and Annual Business Meeting
1:00 – 2:30 PM Breakout Session 2

Inmate Requests and Litigation: Responding to requests from inmates, defending agencies when inmates sue, and seeking inmate injunctions

Denise Vaughan  |  Department of Corrections
Cassie VanRoojen  |  Assistant Attorney General
Tim Fuelner  |  Assistant Attorney General

Category F, 1.5 hours


Records Management: You know the basics, but do you know HOW to make records management work for your agency?

This session will focus on applying basic records management tools and leading practices to the development of an effective records management function in your agency, including eight repeatable steps that you can use to fix any specific records management problem.

Scott Sackett  |  Washington State Archives

Category E, 1.5 hours


Kid Stuff: Handling requests for records about juveniles, including CPS, school, and law enforcement records

Melissa Chin  |  Bellevue Police Department Legal Advisor
Anne Miller  |  Assistant Attorney General
Rachel Rappaport | Office of the Attorney General
John Safarli | Floyd Pleuger & Ringer

Category B, 1.5 hours

2:30 PM Break
2:45 – 4:15 PM

Questions and Answers Panel: Back by popular demand, a panel of PRA experts will answer your burning PRA questions

Case Law Legal Update and Breakout Panel Members

Category A, 1.5 hours

4:15 PM


4:30 PM



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