Heidi Percy is a trusted, proven leader with more than 26 years of experience in the Snohomish County Clerk’s Office.

Heidi started her career in the Clerk’s Office in an entry level position as a courtroom clerk. Since then, she has risen through the ranks of the office filling leadership positions, including 12 years as the manager of the Court Operations Division, before she was elected as Snohomish County Clerk in 2019.

As Clerk, Heidi has devoted herself to bringing innovative processes that increase public accessibility to clerk services and the court record. She has used technology to create efficiencies that benefit users of the court system and result in resource savings for tax payers. Technology projects include:

  • Mandatory electronic filing (E-filing) of court documents for attorneys; moving from a paper driven environment to electronic court records.
  • Implementation of LegalAtoms software; allowing citizens seeking civil protection orders to complete a self-guided interview online and submit their requests for a temporary protection order electronically without having to physically come to the courthouse.
  • Implementation of Liberty Court Recording and TheRecordXchange systems; transitioning from a system that saved court recordings on a CD/DVD to a web based court recording system used to create, manage, and store court recordings in a secure electronic format as well as providing staff the ability to fulfill and distribute customer requests for copies online.

In addition to her accomplishments within the Clerk’s Office, Heidi is a member of the Washington State Association of County Clerks (WSACC); Washington Association of County Officials (WACO); and National Association of Court Management (NACM).

As a WSACC member she serves on the board of directors and actively participates in association meetings, committees and training opportunities to ensure she is apprised of ongoing issues and changes that affect the Clerk’s Office.

Heidi is currently on a variety of statewide committees with other court stakeholders which include WACO Legislative Committee; Judicial Information Service (JIS) Committee; JIS Data Dissemination Committee; Self-represented Litigants workgroup; Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Electronic Signatures workgroup; Washington State Pattern Forms subcommittee for Plain Language Forms; and Washington State Minority and Justice Commission Jury Diversity Task Force.

Heidi has completed the Certified Court Manager program through the National Center for State Courts where she completed courses on:

  • Court performance standards
  • Fundamental Issues of Caseflow Management
  • Managing Court Financial Resources
  • Project Management for Courts
  • Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts

Heidi is a committed public servant, community volunteer, wife, mother, and grandmother who wishes to continue serving as your elected County Clerk.

Heidi lives in Mukilteo with her husband Tom, who retired from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office after 25 years of public service. They have four grown daughters and four grandchildren.