(left to right):
Sharon Payant, Office of the Attorney General
Cindy Evans, Office of the State Auditor
Steve Excell, State Archivist
The Local Records Committee was created by Chapter 40.14.070 RCW, which states:
"County, municipal, and other local government agencies may request authority to destroy noncurrent public records having no further administrative or legal value by submitting to the division of archives and records management lists of such records on forms prepared by the division. The archivist, a representative appointed by the state auditor, and a representative appointed by the attorney general shall constitute a committee, known as the local records committee, which shall review such lists and which may veto the destruction of any or all items contained therein."