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Legislative Outreach

The Government Relations unit manages state and federal government relations for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges as part of the executive director's team.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Interacts with legislators, legislative and governor’s staff, agencies and organizations on behalf of the system and individual colleges as appropriate.
  • Prepares a single comprehensive legislative agenda for the community and technical college system in cooperation with the Joint Legislative Committee (JLC).
  • Coordinates legislative interaction of State Board staff and college representatives.
  • In collaboration with communications staff, coordinates system-wide messaging. 

Contact

Arlen Harris
Legislative Director
aharris@sbctc.edu
360-704-4394

Julie Walter
WACTC Coordinator/Legislative Coordinator
jwalter@sbctc.edu
360-704-4313

Legislative Session

The 2018 legislative session begins Jan. 8, 2018. 

Legislative Resources

Legislative Session Archives

Find information from past Washington state legislative sessions, including:

  • Community and technical college system legislative priorities
  • Operating and capital budget requests
  • End of session legislative reports

 

Read SBCTC Legislative News to find out the latest news from Olympia impacting community and technical colleges.

One-page fact sheets describe how Washington state's community and technical colleges transform lives and the economy.

Elevate & Educate adult education advocacy campaign logoMore than 55,00 adult education leaders have united in a national campaign — Educate & Elevate — to educate America about how adult education helps millions of people advance in careers and college readiness.

 

Find resources in the Campaign toolkit to help inform policymakers and encourage investment in adult education as called for in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act enacted in 2014. 

 

Questions? Email Jon Kerr, SBCTC Basic Education for Adults director, or call 360-704-4326.

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Last Modified: 11/2/17 4:09 PM

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