County Leaders 2022


November 14-16

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington | Renton | King County

About County Leaders

The County Leaders Conference hosted by the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) brings together over 300 elected/appointed officials, and department heads from all of Washington’s 39 counties for a 3-day event focused on networking, skills development, and collaborative learning related to county government. This annual meeting of leaders includes:

  • Administrators
  • Clerks of the Board / Council 
  • Commissioners / Councilmembers
  • Engineers
  • Human Services
  • IT Directors
  • Planning Directors
  • Public Health Officials
  • Solid Waste Managers
  • WSU Extension

Preliminary Agenda

Monday, November 14

8:00am – 10:00am                   Timber and Public Lands County Caucus Quarterly Meeting

10:00am – 12:00pm                WSACRPD Affiliate Meeting

10:00am – 11:00am                Newly Elected Event/Session

11:00am – 12:30pm                Lunch (Newly Elected Networking)

1:00pm – 5:00pm                      WSALPHO Meetings

1:00pm – 5:00pm                      WACSWM Affiliate Meeting

1:00pm – 5:00pm                      WSACE Board Meeting

12:00pm – 3:00pm                   WSAC Board of Directors Meeting

3:30pm – 5:30pm                      WSAC Legislative Steering Committee Meeting

5:00pm – 6:30pm                      Networking Reception

6:30pm – 8:00pm                      Bingo Night

Tuesday, November 15

7:00am – 8:30am                     Breakfast

8:30am – 9:30am                     General Session: Braver Angels

8:30am – 5:00pm                     WSALPHO Meetings

9:00am – 5:00pm                     WACSWM Affiliate Meeting

9:30am – 5:00 pm                    WSACE Meetings

9:30am – 9:45am                     Networking Break

9:45am – 12:00pm                 Breakout Sessions

12:00pm – 1:15pm                  County Awards Luncheon

1:15pm – 2:15pm                     General Session – Derek Clark (ACES)

2:15pm – 2:30pm                     Networking Break

2:30pm – 4:45pm                    Breakout Sessions

5:30pm – 9:00pm                     Night Activity – TBD

Wednesday, November 16

7:00am – 8:30am                     Breakfast

8:30am – 9:45am                     WSAC General Membership Meeting

10:00am – 12:00pm               Counties Coastal Caucus Meeting

10:00am – 12:00pm               Columbia River Counties Caucus Quarterly Meeting

10:00am – 12:00pm              Breakout Sessions

12:00pm – 1:15pm                  Member Recognition Luncheon

1:30pm – 2:30 pm                    Breakout Sessions

2:30pm – 3:30pm                     General Session: Dr. Thornberg – Economics

3:30pm – 4:30pm                     County Celebration Reception (prize giveaway)

Thank You 2022 Sponsors & Exhibitors!

Washington counties are engaged in delivering a broad range of services, from public health and safety to road construction, environmental mitigation, and social services. With over 35,000 employees serving over 7.5 million residents, counties are looking to private and nonprofit sectors for innovation and solutions to improve their performance.

Join over 350 decision-makers at the County Leaders Conference and showcase your product or service and build new partnerships with the public sector.

Bronze Sponsor

County Supporters



Looking for more information? Send us an email at or call 360.753.1886.

What is the last day I can register?

Registration officially opened the week of August 15th. While we don’t like to encourage procrastination, we understand you have a busy schedule that is always changing. You may register online until Tuesday, November 1.

What does it cost to attend?

Full Conference (Early Bird Rates)
Member/Affiliates: $425 ($525 regular)
State Agency: $475 ($575 regular)
Non-Member: $700 ($800 regular)

Early Bird Registration ends September 9!

Single Day
Member/Affiliates: $250
State Agency: $300
Non-Member: $400

Where can I make a hotel reservation?
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport
1053 Lake Washington Blvd N
Renton, WA 98056
To make your hotel reservation, click here or call 425-203-1234
Room Block Code: ACLC
Room Rate: $164 (single/double occupancy)
The Hyatt has a 48-hour Cancellation Policy
Will there be a virtual option for the conference?

There is not currently a virtual option to attend breakout sessions for the conference. The WSAC BOD and General Membership meetings may be attended virtually through the Zoom link provided in the calendar invite. Affiliate meetings may have virtual options for attendance.