Counties have several options for establishing an ACAC:
Letters of Assurance [see sample letter here]:
A county establishes that it has an active ACAC by submitting a biennial (every other year) Letter of Assurance to the GCDE. The letter shall state that the decision to establish an ACAC was made by the county legislative authority, or by agents or officers acting under that authority.
If an ACAC is established by expanding the voting advisory committee established and maintained under RCW 2 29A.04.223, the Letter of Assurance shall state that the county auditor supports that expansion.
Letters of Assurance shall describe the qualifications and diversity of proposed ACAC members (see “Who Should Serve on the ACAC?”) and shall confirm that the ACAC will be actively involved in advising the county and other local governments within the county on access to programs, services and activities, new construction or renovation projects, sidewalks, other pedestrian routes of travel, and disability parking enforcement; developing local initiatives and activities to promote greater awareness of disability issues, and acceptance, involvement, and access for persons with disabilities within the community; and advising on addressing the needs of persons with disabilities in emergency plans.