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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. 


Arlen Harris
Legislative Director

Julie Walter
WACTC Coordinator/Legislative Coordinator

Legislative Session

Read the 2017 End of Session Report containing final budget summaries, legislation and system involvement.  

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.

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Last Modified: 9/20/17 4:30 PM