Eric Johnson has served as the Executive Director for the Washington State Association of Counties since 2008. Prior to joining the WSAC staff, Eric served as a Lewis County (Washington) Commissioner being first elected in 2000 and again re-elected in 2004. As a County Commissioner, Eric primarily focusing on transportation and public works, land use and natural resources, and improving health and human services in distressed rural communities.
Eric started his professional career in parks, recreation, and natural resource management, serving in administrative positions with Lewis County as well as the cities of Chehalis and Bellingham. He served for 9 years as Assistant Director for the, then, Washington State Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation (now Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office).
Eric is passionate about effective and efficient delivery of public services. He works tirelessly to improve public policy and processes, strategic organizational improvement, and ensuring prioritization and accountability for public expenditures.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University and a Certificate in Executive Management from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.
Additional Information about Washington State Association of Counties
Created in 1906, the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) is a voluntary, non-profit association serving all of Washington’s 39 counties. WSAC members include elected county commissioners, council members and executives from all of Washington’s 39 counties.
The Association provides a variety of services to its member counties including advocacy, training and workshops, and a forum to network and share best practices.
While WSACs’ primary membership is the county commissioners, council members and county executives, the Association also serves as an umbrella organization for 11 different affiliate organizations including county engineers, local public health officials, county administrators, emergency managers, county
human service administrators, clerks of county councils/boards, solid waste managers, county and regional planning directors, and others. In addition, we work closely with our sister organization, the Washington Association of County Officials (WACO), which serves independently elected non-judicial county officials including auditors, treasurers, prosecutors, coroners, clerks, and sheriffs.
Updated on August 22, 2018