County Leaders 2021

November 16-18

The Davenport Grand – Spokane County

About County Leaders

This three-day event brings together key decision-makers from across the state and provides the opportunity to connect, discover, and collaborate with peers. Attendees include representatives from all of Washington’s 39 counties and the following organizations:

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

Your Opportunity for In-Person Training, Networking, and Collaboration

Take a break from yet another virtual meeting! We know the convenience of attending conferences and trainings from the comfort of your home or office, but are they really giving you the experience you need?

Here are some key benefits of face-to-face trainings:

No chat or breakout room is going to be as effective as having a real-life human interaction. Get to know your peers, have an interactive conversation, talk personal, business, or anything in between, make friends in real life!

Engagement and Focus.
Stop multi-tasking and focus on the training at hand. We know it’s too easy to get distracted while you’re on a virtual meeting. The training you’re watching becomes background noise while you answer emails, take calls, or fold the laundry. Get the most from your training dollars by actively engaging with the trainer and focusing on the materials.

No need to sit in silence when you can get your questions answered directly. Get the clarification and understanding you need, listen to other’s viewpoints, discussions, and debates that you can’t get from the virtual platform.

We know safety is a big concern for you and we have you covered!

  • Hotel cleaning standards – event staff are cleaning highly touched surfaces frequently
  • Face covering requirements for all staff and attendees
  • Physical distancing setups for classrooms and gatherings
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the hotel and classrooms

Who’s Attending?


(select a county for more information)

2021 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.

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

County Supporters



What is the last day I can register?

Registration will officially open on Friday, August 27. While we don’t like to encourage procrastination, we understand you have a busy schedule that is always changing. You may register online until Monday, November 8.

What does it cost to attend?

Fees to attend are $425 per person for WSAC members, affiliates, partners,  Federal and State Agencies. $825 for Non-Member/Non-State Agency .

All first-time attendees are eligible for a discount. If this is your first time attending the County Leaders Conference, please enter the discount code FirstCLC to receive a $75 discount on your registration.

Where can I make a hotel reservation?
Overnight Lodging
The Davenport Grand
333 West Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99201
Hotel website

To make your hotel reservation, click here or call 509-458-3330

Room Block: WSAC County Leaders
Room Rate: $121 (single/double occupancy)

The Davenport Grand has a 48-hour Cancellation Policy

All meetings will be held at The Davenport Grand.

Per Washington State Department of Health, masks are required to be worn in public spaces by all, no matter your vaccination status.

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. 


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