WSACA is an organization of county auditors who are recognized experts and trusted professionals in the areas of elections, licensing, recording and finance.
The office of auditor is a constitutional elected office that must exist in every Washington State county. The auditor’s duties are diverse and wide-ranging. In most counties, the auditor performs four major functions: ex-officio supervisor of elections and voter registration, recording and maintenance of permanent county records, licensing of vehicles and vessels, and financial services.
There are some variations in small counties and charter counties. For example, by charter, King County has eliminated the office of auditor and replaced it with several appointed officials and one elected Director of Elections. And in some small counties, the office of county clerk has been combined with county auditor.
To foster a cohesive, collaborative group through continuing education, a high standard of conduct, and professionalism.
2019-20 WSACA Officers
WSACA Vice President
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 serves as Asotin County Auditor (2011 – present).
Darla started her employment in the Asotin County Auditor’s Office in February of 2005. She was hired as a Department of Licensing/Real Estate Recording Clerk and was promoted to Administrative Assistant to the Auditor within a few months. Prior to being employed in the Auditor’s Office, Darla managed a number of local restaurants for fourteen years in the Lewis Clark Valley.
Last year, Darla was honored by Secretary of State Kim Wyman with the County Auditor of the Year Award in recognition and appreciation for outstanding service in elections for Washington State.
Darla has been married to her husband Dean for twenty-five years. Together they have two sons. Their oldest son Brady is Junior at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he is studying accounting. Ian is the McKay’s youngest son and is a senior at Asotin High School. Ian plans to break his mother’s heart by attending the University of Washington, majoring in Actuarial Science.
Shoona Riggs serves as the Clallam County Auditor (2015 – Present).
Shoona has over twenty-nine combined years working in both Clallam and Jefferson County Auditor’s Offices. Prior to her election as Clallam County Auditor, Shoona was the Chief Deputy/Elections Supervisor for Clallam County for eight years. She has worked in all divisions of the Auditor’s Office; Elections, Licensing, Recording, and Finance. She is a former Washington State Delegate to the International Association of Government Officials (iGO). She is currently a member of the National Association of Election Officials and is working towards her certification as a Certified Elections Registration Administrator through the Election Center.
Shoona and spouse have five children and have been devoted foster parents to abused and neglected children for many years.
Principles for Evaluating Legislative Proposals
- 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.
- Proposed legislation maintains or improves access to the services and information we provide according to statutory requirements.
- Legislation is developed by including all members of WSACA.
- 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.
- Proposed legislation maintains or improves citizens’ confidence in services we provide.