Citizens Guides

Get your Citizen's Guide to understand Robert's Rules in public meetings!

Washington State

Citizen's Guide to Effective Conduct of Public Meetings Using Parliamentary Procedure and Robert's Rules of Order in Washington State will make things very clear! It is just 10 pages long and covers key points for every citizen, resident and elected official to know. This is a pro bono project and may be freely distributed, but may not be sold or changed.

State of Nebraska

Parliamentary Procedure in Plain Language was prepared by the Nebraska Bar Association, using our Washington State Citizen's Guide as a starting point.

It is reprinted by permission from the editors and the Nebraska State Bar Association, The Nebraska Lawyer, January 2018.

Our group of Professional Registered Parliamentarians would be happy to work with you to prepare a Citizen's Guide for your state. Contact Ann to learn more.

More about this project

This is a pro-bono, non-commercial project undertaken for the public benefit. A group of nine Professional Registered Parliamentarians got together to write this Guide. It may be reproduced and distributed freely but may not be sold.

Note that nothing in this Guide constitutes legal advice.

This guide has been endorsed by the Sound Cities Association of Washington and published by MRSC.

This guide is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit In summary, this guide may be reproduced without any modifications and with attribution, but it may not be used for any commercial gain, either by itself or incorporated into a larger work or collection. There are other rights and obligations in the use or redistribution of this guide. See the license site for more detail.

The authors of the Citizen's Guide are:

John Berg, PRP
Kevin R. Connelly, PRP, CP
Ann G. Macfarlane, PRP
K. Ann McCartney, PRP, CP-T
Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T
Weldon L. Merritt, PRP, CPP
Beverly Przybylski, PRP
Mary L. Randolph, PRP, CPP-T
Matthew J. Schafer, PRP