Local Government Resources : Training and other resources

​​​​​​Training and other resources

Our Office offers free training to local government elected officials, managers and staff who want their organization to improve its performance, financial management, customer satisfaction and/or transparency.

​Contact the Local Government Performance Center at (360) 725-5621​ or email performance@sao.wa.gov​ to request training for your local government, or for information about already scheduled classes. Also, see "Featured Opportunities" below for more information about already scheduled classes.

Are you looking for the Online Training Library? It has moved to its own page, located here​. New eLearnings are being added all the time, so be sure to check it frequently.

Featured opportunities​​

Online Filing Workshops

Filing Workshops are scheduled for April 10 through May 25, 2018. Get one-on-one assistance with filing annual reports either in person at one of the 15 statewide locations listed below or by Skype/telephone appointment. Click here to register.  If you have any questions please contact Brittany Wallace at (360) 725-5339.

More details will follow closer to the opening of registration. Here is the list of the planned statewide locations and dates.

  • Aberdeen (April 10)
  • Chehalis (April 11)
  • Vancouver area (April 12)
  • Omak (April 17)
  • Wenatchee (April 18)
  • Dayton (April 24)
  • Pullman (April 25)
  • Spokane area (April 26)
  • Moses Lake (May 1)
  • Richland (May 2)
  • Yakima (May 3)
  • Burlington (May 8)
  • Marysville (May 9)
  • Renton area (May 10)
  • Olympia (May 14 through 25)

BARS Roundtables:  We value your opinions.  Every Fall, we are offer free, three-hour roundtable discussions on our Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting systems (BARS).  These Roundtable Discussions are offered statewide from October to December.    

​Are you looking for Online trainings and eLearnings? We are pleased to offer an online training library available here.

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