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Courthouse Journal

The Courthouse Journal is the official newsletter of the Washington Association of County Officials. Along with a newsletter to members, WACO also hosts the Courthouse Journal blog.

Sep 15

New! Packed Lunch Series

Posted on September 15, 2021 at 12:53 PM by Melanie Terry

The Washington Association of County Officials (WACO) is delighted to announce a new monthly virtual event for WACO Members and their staff.

 “Packed Lunch” will occur every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00PM – 1:00PM and host content experts to lead conversation on topics relevant to county officials. Different than WACO’s normally scheduled educational training, this event will be a two-way conversation for speakers to not only present expert subject matter, but also listen to the current challenges county officials are facing related to each topic.

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Sep 06

WACO to Host Annual Conference as Hybrid Event

Posted on September 6, 2021 at 11:25 AM by Melanie Terry

In response to the recent spread of the delta variant, new masking mandate, and travel restrictions for certain counties, The 63rd Annual Conference will now be a hybrid event, offering two registration types for members and their staff, which will be in-person and virtual.

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Aug 24

Addressing COVID-19 Concerns for WACO Annual Conference

Posted on August 24, 2021 at 12:18 PM by Melanie Terry

On Monday, August 23rd a mask mandate for indoor spaces regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status went into effect for the entire state. The mandate is in response to surging COVID-19 case numbers caused by the Delta Variant. 

This new development brings up questions about how WACO plans to host an in-person conference in October. First and foremost, the health of our conference attendees is of the utmost importance, and WACO plans to follow all state and county mandates applying to in-person meetings. If the mandates in October allow WACO to host an in-person conference safely, we plan to do so. 

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