Whitman County was established on November 29, 1871, in the area that now makes up
Whitman, Franklin and Adams counties. The County was reduced to its current size of
approximately 2,159 square miles in 1883 when Franklin and Adams counties were formed. The
population of the County in 2005 was approximately 40,000.
The County is governed by three elected Commissioners and nine other elected officials. The
County operates on a $34 million annual budget. Its 225 permanent employees provide
traditional public services including road construction and maintenance, public health services,
judicial services, health and social services, law enforcement, solid waste disposal, recycling,
parks and recreation facilities, County fair and noxious weed control.
The above information is from the State Auditors (Audit Report Search) webpage
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Here's a link to the Whitman County webpage. http://www.wacounties.org/waco/county/whitman.html
Here's page 1 of the Whitman County employees and salaries list I received on 6/28/2002
Here's the freedom of information request letter I sent to Whitman County.
Here's the freedom of information response letter I got from Whitman County. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ronald Shirley didn't release the employees names, and gave some legal reasons for doing that. I think he's incorrect, but I won't push it now. There is a lawsuit at the court of appeals now, (June, 2002), which will settle that issue. Most government entities have released names.
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Clicking on the above picture will take you to a page about the webmaster.
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.