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Being fortunate to have attended most of the WAPELRA conferences and training sessions, as well as a few of the NPELRA conferences, I have learned a great deal. Coming from the private sector at that time, with zero labor relations experience, I needed all the help that I could get!  Personally I have been a member of both NPELRA and WAPELRA since 2006. I have found our network of members to be an incredibly supportive community. I am honored and privileged to be serving the role of President for WAPELRA in 2018. Welcome to WAPELRA!





In January your Board of Directors convened for their annual planning session.  We discussed some of the potential challenges that we are likely to face this year as human resource professionals and a curriculum that considers those eventual challenges to make sure we stay abreast of those developments.

Lastly, our winter training session will be held in Lacey on October 26. Our fall conference this year will be in Bremerton, September 20-22. We hope that you are able to attend this training event and leverage the opportunity to connect with your member colleagues too.  The details for this session will be distributed to you shortly.  The spring training session has already been announced for April 12 in Edmonds. Similar to years past, this year we will continue to offer a spring and winter training session.

As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions for future training sessions.

Thank you for your membership in WAPELRA and I encourage your active participation in our organization.





WAPELRA has 350 active members, representing more than 150 public employers in Washington State (cities, counties, special purpose districts, and state agencies), as well as attorneys and labor relations consultants.


Membership is limited to those within a jurisdiction who represent management. 

Annual WAPELRA membership dues are $225.00. This includes an agency membership in WAPELRA and an individual membership in the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (National PELRA).


National PELRA is an impressive network of state and regional affiliates with over 2,400 members around the country. The governmental agencies represented in National PELRA employ more than four million workers in federal, state, and local government.

National PELRA membership connects you with colleagues across the United States and can be a valuable tool to your professional career. You will find that the more you participate and become involved on both the state and national levels, the greater the benefit your membership will be.

National PELRA members receive a newsletter 5 times a year, and have access to excellent resource materials, along with discounted rates at the National PELRA Annual Training Conference, held each spring.


You Are Invited ... To become a member.


Can you really afford to pass up this opportunity to join your peers across the state? A minimal investment will benefit you and your career. 




        For more information about membership in WAPELRA, please contact:

Amy Heller
Senior Labor Relations Analyst
(253) 798-3641












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