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Core Principles

Practicality

  • The intents of the bill, both stated and unstated, are identifiable.
  • Those intents are achievable within available resources and timeframes.
  • The implications for implementation are identifiable.
  • Possible unintended consequences of the bill do not violate other core principles.

Accessibility

  • Proposed legislation maintains or improves access to the services and information we provide according to statutory requirements.

Inclusivity

  • Legislation is developed by including all members of WSACA.

Customer Service

  • Proposed legislation maintains or improves our level of customer service.
  • If any additional costs are incurred as a result of proposed legislation, funding for those costs is provided for.

Rationality in Fees

  • Fees should relate to the services provided.
  • Increases in fees should relate to the costs of providing the services.
  • Additional services should be accompanied by additional compensation.

Integrity

  • Proposed legislation maintains or improves citizens’ confidence in services we provide.

2018-19 WSACA Officers

Marianne Nichols

WSACA President

Currently in her third term as the Pend Oreille County Auditor, has served her county in this role since 2007. Prior to becoming Auditor, Marianne, a graduate of Trend Business College, was licensed by the Washington State Bar Association and active in working as a Limited Practice Officer doing real estate closings for almost 18 years.

While serving as Auditor, Marianne has also played a role in a number of committees in the Washington State Association of County Auditors (WSACA), including co-chair of the legislative and elections committee and currently serves as the WSACA Secretary.

Marianne stays actively involved in her community. She holds a chair on the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation Board, is actively involved in her local church where she is a youth leader and on the worship team and volunteers her time with several committees and clubs in the local school district.

Marianne and her husband Jeff live in Newport, Washington where they are raising and actively involved in the lives of their two teenage boys, Cody and Luke – both active church and community members in their own right. Cody volunteers his time with a local organization caring for at-risk youth, and Luke has become a mentor and leader in his high school while staying active in sports and other activities

Currently in her third term as the Pend Oreille County Auditor, has served her county in this role since 2007. Prior to becoming Auditor, Marianne, a graduate of Trend Business College, was licensed by the Washington State Bar Association and active in working as a Limited Practice Officer doing real estate closings for almost 18 years.

While serving as Auditor, Marianne has also played a role in a number of committees in the Washington State Association of County Auditors (WSACA), including co-chair of the legislative and elections committee and currently serves as the WSACA Secretary.

Marianne stays actively involved in her community. She holds a chair on the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation Board, is actively involved in her local church where she is a youth leader and on the worship team and volunteers her time with several committees and clubs in the local school district.

Marianne and her husband Jeff live in Newport, Washington where they are raising and actively involved in the lives of their two teenage boys, Cody and Luke – both active church and community members in their own right. Cody volunteers his time with a local organization caring for at-risk youth, and Luke has become a mentor and leader in his high school while staying active in sports and other activities

Heidi Hunt

WSACA Vice President

Julie Anderson

WSACA Treasurer

Julie Anderson serves as Pierce County Auditor (2009 – present).

Her professional history draws on a wide variety of fields, including community corrections, human services, local government, public policy and economic development.

Prior to her election as Pierce County Auditor, Julie was the senior policy advisor for the Washington State Department of Commerce, as well as a member of the Tacoma City Council (2004 – 2009). She was the Executive Director for both the YWCA of Tacoma-Pierce County and Episcopal Services for Youth. She’s also been an Outward Bound instructor and a juvenile parole administrator.

Julie’s volunteer service includes the Washington State Bar Association’s Discipline Advisory Roundtable, the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, the American Leadership Forum, and Washington SAFE. She also volunteers for Palmer Scholars and the Read2Me program.

Julie Anderson serves as Pierce County Auditor (2009 – present).

Her professional history draws on a wide variety of fields, including community corrections, human services, local government, public policy and economic development.

Prior to her election as Pierce County Auditor, Julie was the senior policy advisor for the Washington State Department of Commerce, as well as a member of the Tacoma City Council (2004 – 2009). She was the Executive Director for both the YWCA of Tacoma-Pierce County and Episcopal Services for Youth. She’s also been an Outward Bound instructor and a juvenile parole administrator.

Julie’s volunteer service includes the Washington State Bar Association’s Discipline Advisory Roundtable, the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, the American Leadership Forum, and Washington SAFE. She also volunteers for Palmer Scholars and the Read2Me program.

Darla McKay

WSACA Secretary