Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC)

Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) for the Office of the Washington State Auditor

Active WFOA Members have the opportunity to serve on the Office of the Washington State Auditor’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). LGAC meets twice a year (in person meetings with an option to call in) and members receive the latest news and information from the Auditor’s Office along with the opportunity to assist the Office in deploying valuable information to local governments.

LGAC members may also perform any of the following:

  • Lead role in setting statewide financial policies; including budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting (BARS)
  • Make recommendations to the Legislature via the Auditor’s Office and respond to legislative change policies that effect BARS
  • Work on a taskforce to review state and federal legislation
  • Work on a taskforce to review proposed statements and memorandums issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
  • Advise the Office of the Washington State Auditor on issues related to prescription of the uniform financial reporting system for cities and counties (the BARS manual)

The 21 LGAC Members are appointed by the State Auditor and are nominated by the following organizations/associations:

  • Office of the Washington State Auditor (3 members, including the committee chair)
  • Association of Washington Cities (2 members)
  • Washington City/County Managers Association (1 member)
  • Washington State Association of Counties (1 member)
  • Washington Association of County Officials (4 members)
  • Washington Finance Officers Association (6 members)
  • Washington Public Treasurers Association (1 member)
  • Legislative, Evaluation, Accountability Program (LEAP) (1 member)
  • County Road Administration Board (1 member)
  • Office of Financial Management (1 member)

For more information on the LGAC, please visit the Office of the Washington State Auditor LGAC website.

If you are interested in serving as a WFOA Representative on the LGAC, please provide the following information via email to the Professional Rules and Operational Standards Chair and the WFOA President Elect:

  • Name
  • Position
  • Entity
  • Email
  • Phone
  • A little information about yourself, what skill you have to offer or why you believe you should be considered for the LGAC.