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Records created by members of King County boards and commissions are subject to the Washington State Public Records Act . On December 13, 2010, the King County Council passed Ordinance 16997, which established a deadline of May 1, 2011, for all then-current board and commission members to receive training about their responsibilities for records retention and Public Records Act compliance. Subsequently, a training curriculum was developed and has been delivered to many board and commission members. Additionally, the ordinance recommended development of a video training to further facilitate reaching all board and commission members. The video is available in two formats, online and on DVD upon request .

Board and commission members who receive training, whether in person or via video, should complete a certification form and provide it to the liaison for their board or commission. This form is required in accordance with Ordinance 16997.

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