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Washington Association of County Officials aims to offer online, in-depth resources and training on key topics instrumental to your role as an newly elected county official. These topics can be explored any time by navigating the tabs below. Training is regularly updated, so check back often!

Once again, WACO is pleased to be presenting the Newly Elected Officials Conference - a training conference from December 5th -8th at the Olympia Hotel in Olympia. 

Attending newly electeds will gain tools necessary to transition into public service with confidence, learn the key aspects of being a successful part of local government, acquire knowledge about the fundamental issues, and connect with other elected officials around the state. They will also meet the staff and hear more about the resources available through WACO. There is no registration cost for newly elected officials to attend this valuable networking and education event. 

  1. Core Legal Guidelines for All County Officials
  2. Understanding Roles and Responsibilities of County Leaders and How They Relate to You
  3. Your Relationship with the State
  4. WACO Services Available to You
  5. Affiliate-Specific Orientation Materials
  6. Other Organizations with Resources to Support You in Your New Role