Spokane, WA - Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel was sworn in as president of the Washington Association of County Officials (WACO) last Thursday, October 2, at the organization’s annual conference.
An active member of WACO since 2007, Weikel’s priorities for her one-year term include maintaining focus on legislative advocacy services, improving communications with members, enhancing member training and education opportunities, and strengthening financial policies.
“There is a lot of excitement in the organization as we redefine the services to our members,” said Weikel. “I look forward to leading the organization to act on the strategic plan and work plans we have established, as well as the valuable feedback I have received from our membership.”
A respected public service leader, Weikel has a history of implementing innovations, improving efficiencies, and fostering transparency, accountability, and collaboration. She began her career in Licensing at King County and advanced to Vehicle/Vessel Licensing Supervisor prior to joining Snohomish County as Licensing Manager in 1990. She was appointed Elections and Voter Registration Manager in 2003 and has served as the Snohomish County Auditor since 2007.
WACO is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization comprised of affiliates for the assessors, auditors, clerks, coroners, prosecutors, sheriffs, and treasurers of Washington’s 39 counties. The organization strives to promote better county government, advocate for all members, and serve as a liaison with local, state, and federal governments. Learn more about WACO at http://wacounties.org/waco/.