Appointed members Cowlitz County advisory groups must receive training related to the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), per RCW 42.30. This training should take place within 90 days of being appointed and every 4 years thereafter.
Please watch this interactive video within 90 days of being appointed to an advisory group. If the link does not work, you may copy the following text into your internet browser https://wacities.org/data-resources/open-public-meetings-act-elearning.
Be sure to have your volume on so you can listen to the information. The video will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. You will notice that the video talks about elected members of city councils. While this is not the role you have, the information and principles are still the same and apply to you.
Please contact the HHS staff member that supports your advisory group when you have watched the video so you can receive a completion certificate. If you are unable to view the video on your device or have other technical difficulties, contact HHS for an appointment to watch it at the Health & Human Services building.
Thank you for your volunteering your time on our advisory board. We appreciate your time and greatly value your participation!