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.

2016 - 2017 WAPRO Board of Directors

We are pleased to introduce your 2016 - 2017 WAPRO Board of Directors! Their term began December 1, 2016 and ends November 30, 2017.

Denise Vaughan, President
Sheila Friend Gray, President-Elect
Kathi Anderson, Vice-President
Tyler Entrekin, Treasurer
Jenny Hallengren-Sawyer, Secretary
Regina Adams, Director
Lynn Richard, Director
Flannary Collins, Director
Tracy Becht, Director

Certified Public Records Officer Designations

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

  • Lisa Alexander (recertification)
  • Tracy Becht
  • Courtney Crocker
  • Jenny Hallengren-Sawyer
  • Melissa Hart (recertification)
  • Stacy Irwin
  • Bonnie Lee
  • Gina Miller
  • Ashley Payment
  • Sue Wahlberg (recertification)

Announcement: The Public Records Act Deskbook: 2014 Second Edition is now available

The 2014 Second Edition of the Public Records Act Deskbook by the Washington State Bar Association is now available for purchase. WAPRO would like to thank the WSBA and WAPRO members who were involved in providing recommendations for the second edition. Purchase the Public Records Act Deskbook: 2014 Second Edition on the WSBA website. 

Featured FAQ

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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