Open Government & Transparency

​Open Government & Transparency Training Sessions

In 2015, we wrapped up our Transparency & Open Government Training Sessions. While we began planning these training sessions even before legislation was introduced, we were pleased that the material we presented met the requirements of the Open Government T​rainings Act of 2014 for local government officials. We provided these training sessions at no charge to give local governments what they need to succeed through established best practices. In turn, they helped fulfill our Office's vision of government that works for citizens.

For those who were unable to attend one of our seven Transparency & Open Government training sessions across the state, we are posting a video of the training presentation we conducted in Tacoma. You can watch the first chapter of the training below and the whole training here. This material presented meets the requirements of The Open Government Trainings Act of 2014.

In addition, our Local Government Performance Center partnered with the Municipal Research Services Center of Washington to develop a set of tools and resources that offer practical advice along with best practices in records management and compliance with the Open Public Meeting Act and the Public Records Act. You can find them here.​

 Open Government and Transparency Training Resources 

Open Government and Tr​ansparency Training (eLearning)

Open Government and Transparency Training PowerPoint

MRSC OPMA and PRA Practice Tips & Checklists


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