by Mike Nelson
Volunteers from across the state braved wintery conditions to convene in Olympia for the WSCPA’s annual Hill Day on Thursday, January 18. The day kicked off with an engaging meeting and a discussion of the current legislative and regulatory challenges confronting the CPA profession in our state.
Attendees then met with their local legislators and advocated for the crucial issues affecting the profession that are before the legislature, including updates to the Accountancy Act (HB 1920/SB 5887) and expanding financial education requirements for graduation from high school (HB 1915/SB 5819).
Hill Day remains one of the year's most important advocacy events due to the relationships that are built. WSCPA Vice Chair Sarah Funk, CPA, said, "It was meaningful to be advocating for the CPA profession with fellow WSCPA members from all over the state and to have crucial conversations with legislators."
If you couldn't join us this year, we plan to have another Hill Day in January 2025 for the next legislative session.