Grant County is located in the middle of Washington and is one of the state’s largest counties in
terms of geographic size. The County serves a population of approximately 81,500 residents.
The County has three elected Commissioners and seven elected offices including Assessor,
Auditor, Clerk of the Court, Coroner, Prosecutor, Sheriff and Treasurer, all of whom monitor and
administer County programs.
The County operates on a $100 million annual budget. It has approximately 550 employees who
provide an array of services including sheriff/law enforcement services, fire prevention, road
improvement, judicial administration, health and social services, recreation and general
administrative services. The County also operates a sanitary landfill and multiple transfer stations
located throughout the County.
The above information is from the State Auditors (Audit Report Search) webpage
Back to the 2011 or 2009 or 2007 or 2005 or 2003 or 2001 or 1999 or 1997 or 1995 or lbloom.net State of Washington Employees Salaries List
Here's a link to the Grant County webpage. http://www.co.grant.wa.us/
Here's the freedom of information request letter I sent to Grant County.
Here's the e-mail Grant County sent me on July 23, 2003
From: Bill Varney
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 4:01 PM
Subject: Request for information
Dear Mr. Louis Bloom,
We have received your request for access to a copy of the names, job titles, and salaries of the employees of Grant County. We do not have an existing report that lists this particular information. We can compile a report consisting of this information from our data base. We estimate it would cost us $35 to generate the report. Grant County has a chapter in its County Code regarding Public Records. Go the Grant County’s web page at http://www.co.grant.wa.us/publicInfo/index.htm . If you want us to proceed with the request, fill out and sign the Request for Public Information Form and send it along with a check payable to Grant County for $35.
Grant County Auditor
PO Box 37
Ephrata, WA 98823
509-754-2011 ext 333
Here's the e-mail I sent to Grant County on July 23, 2003
From: louis bloom
To: Bill Varney
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 10:32 PM
Subject: employee information
Thank you for your e-mail and information. I will wait until I have contacted all the other Washington counties before I send $35 to get the Grant county information. Lewis county will also have to compile the information from various databases and will be charging $35.
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A freedom of information letter template is at http://www.splc.org/foiletter.asp
Washington State newspapers have detailed information about access to public records at http://www.openwashington.com/
Here's information on Washington State websites about counties, ports, school districts, cities, ect...
In Nov 2002, the Wa St Court of Appeals, ruled that government employees names cannot be kept secret.