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County Fish Passage Projects Will Keep Fish Moving

​The Commissioners approved five projects that will remove fish blockages in local streams. Removing these blockages will provide salmon access to an additional seven-and-a-half miles of streams that have been blocked for decades.  This work will help address the need to protect salmon species federally-listed as threatened. By streamlining the permitting process with state and local resource agencies, Thurston County Public Works can construct these projects during 2018 with a budget of $4 million. 

Construction on the projects are expected to begin in late June or early July and completed by November. 

Thurston County is a Proud YesVets Employer

​Thurston County was recognized on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 for its continued effort to hire and support Veterans in the work force. The County has hired 34 Veterans since it began participating in the YesVets program in February 2016. This year the County also established a Veterans Employee Resource Group, or VERG.

Treatment Sales Tax Grant Application Period Open
The Thurston County Treatment Sales Tax (TST) program is seeking proposals for funding for programs that benefit residents who are mentally ill, chemically dependent, or who have co-occurring disorders.

Applicants must submit their proposals by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

County to Host Two Open Houses on Comprehensive Plan Update

​Thurston County is in the process of updating the County's Comprehensive Plan and will be holding two open houses. The open houses are an opportunity for staff to share information and engage with citizens about their visions for Thurston County over the next 20 years.

What: Open Houses for Thurston County Comprehensive Plan Update
When & Where:       Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                                   Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152                        
                                   2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
                                   Olympia, WA 98502

                                   Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
                                   Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center
                                   9521 Tilley Rd SW
                                   Olympia, WA 98512

Thurston County Releases New Tool to Enhance Transparency

How would you spend $500 of the County's budget? Let the County know by using a new citizen engagement tool. The budgets citizens create will be shared with the Board of Commissioners during development of the next biennium budget.

Thurston County Employment Opportunities

Looking for a new career? Thurston County wants you! Check out our job openings with competitive salaries and excellent benefit packages! 

Recruiting - Civil Service

​The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions.

Contact Information​

Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502-1045

County Directory: (360) 754-3800

Commissioners Office: (360) 786-5440

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