Councilmember John Koster, Snohomish County, was elected President of the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) by Association members, which was announced at WSAC’s 104nd Annual Meeting last week in Spokane, Washington. President Koster will serve a one-year term leading the non-profit Association’s membership of elected County Commissioners, Councilmembers and Executives in Washington’s counties.
Also elected were the following officers:
· Vice President: Commissioner Paul Pearce, Skamania County
· Secretary/Treasurer: Commissioner Marc Boldt, Clark County
· Immediate Past President: Commissioner Merrill Ott, Stevens County
Councilman Koster, in his third term on the Snohomish County Council, said, “I am honored to be selected to serve the Association as President and look forward to working with the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and all of our members to further the organization’s legislative priorities that seek to strengthen the ability of counties to better serve their citizens.”
The Washington State Association of Counties is a voluntary, non-profit association serving all of Washington’s 39 counties. The Association provides a variety of services to its member counties, including advocacy and liaison with the Legislature and statewide elected and appointed officials, training and workshops, technical assistance (in areas such as timber, transportation permitting and water management), and the opportunity to partner and share best practices.