2019 Spring Training

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

RegistrationDate & Location | Program

WAPRO's annual Spring Training event is for Public Records Officers at every level of experience. Come together with an impressive group of expert PROs to share new data and discuss how new technological advancements will impact organizational and structural processes with record-keeping. If you're eager to continue your education and are interested in up-and-coming legal matters that might affect your day-to-day activities, we strongly recommend you attend this educational event.

Why Attend?

  • Learn from the experts about how technology is going to affect records management and your day-to-day activities
  • Earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC), or Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) credits
  • Take one step closer to becoming a Certified Public Records Officer (CPRO)
  • Ask questions and converse with certified public records officers
  • Meet others who work in public records and exchange best practices and work habits
  • Enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch, and snacks

Registration Information


Early Bird
Members: $175
Non-members: $200

Regular registration (after March 15)
Members: $200
Non-members: $225

Registration will be opening in February. Please stay tuned!

Date & Location

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 778-7155
Directions and Parking Information


Join us for a full day of informative sessions, with both general sessions and breakout sessions on specialized topics that will be important for you and your team. This program will be submitted for CLE and CMC/MMC credits. 
Meals Provided: A continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 AM. There will be also be a morning coffee break, lunch buffet and an afternoon snack break. 

Session titles and topics are subject to change.

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

Case Law/Legal Update

Ramsey Ramerman
Morgan Damerow
Jennifer Steele

10:45 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Session 1

Emergency Response Records

Gain perspective on organization, structural, and other issues related to responding to PDRs, plus Text to 911, and other new technologies.

Peter Beckwith
Kimberly Petty


#PRA and Open Meetings Don't Always Happen IRL

PRA and OPMA considerations for elected officials’ text messages, social media, and other digital communications will be explored.

Matt Segal
Gary Smith


Public Records Data Collection: JLARC Reporting Update

This session will show you what the first report looks like and will provide helpful information for going forward.

Ashley Elliot
Suzanna Pratt

12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch and Networking
1:15 – 2:30 Breakout Session 2

PRA Issues Related to Public Contracts

Learn how to deal with requests for procurement and contracting records.

Nancy Krier


Getting it Right from the Start: Adequate Searches, Reasonable Estimates, and Documenting Fullest Assistance

This session will offer tips and tools for scoping and conducting searches, using organizational rules, workload statistics, and time and cost studies to support estimates, and documenting internal and external communications to avoid litigation and defend your agency if sued.

Mary Perry
Tracy Becht
Michael Nigrey


TBD: Retention or Records Management/Secretary of State's Office

Molly Rooney

 2:30 – 2:45 PM Break 
 2:45 – 4:15 PM

Questions and Answer Panel 

Our panel of PRA experts will answer your burning PRA questions.

Ramsey Ramerman
Morgan Damerow
Jennifer Steele

4:15 PM Wrap-up
4:30 PM  Adjournment 

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