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Boards & Commissions

Dear Thurston County Resident:

Thank you for your interest in the many citizen boards and commissions that serve Thurston County. By looking at this website, you've demonstrated an interest in the important role citizens can play in helping to shape our county's future.

The knowledge, experience and time citizens contribute to Thurston County ensure that programs meet the needs of the people. Our needs and opportunities are many and varied. You can play a key role in helping shape, advise or oversee specific County programs. Thurston County's boards and commissions have more than 300 members -- citizens just like yourself.
Below you will find a list of what boards, commissions, and committees the Thurston County Commissioners appoint and staff contact information in case you would like to know more about a specific board. If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, we encourage you to take one more step and complete an application. A link to the application form is included on this website. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk of the Board, La Bonita Bowmar at (360) 786-5440 or email.

Finally, we thank you for your interest. Working together, we will be able to maintain and improve our highly valued quality of life.

Board of County Commissioners
   John Hutchings, Commissioner District 1
   Gary Edwards, Commissioner District 2
   Tye Menser, Commissioner District 3


Current Vacancies
November 12, 2019  
  • Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees
    • 1 vacancy Thurston County Position
  • Agriculture Advisory Board
    • 1 vacancy farmer, 1 vacancy non-farmer
  • Boundary Review Board
    • 1 vacancy County Commissioners’ Representative
  • Citizen Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials
    • 1 vacancy (Legal Representative to be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners
  •  Storm & Surface Water Advisory Board
    • 1 vacancy Commissioner Distrcit #3
    • 1 vacancy - Member at Large
  • Fair Board
    • 1 vacancy Commissioner District #3
    • 4 Vacancies – Member at Large
  • Historic Commission 4 total vacancies as follows:
    • 1 in Commissioner District #1
    • 2 in Commissioner District #2
    • 1 in Commissioner District #3
  • Noxious Weed Control Board
    • Weed District Specific, District #4

The following is a list of advisory boards, committees, and commissions appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. For information about each of the boards and commissions or to inquire about vacancies, we've provided a phone number of the department in charge of each board or commission.  An application in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat can be completed and mailed to the address provided on the application.

LaBonita Bowmar, Clerk of the Board
Thurston County Commissioners
(360) 786-5447
Jay Barney
Thurston County Resource Stewardship
(360) 786-5490
Mikle Yow
Area Agency on Aging
(360) 664-3162 ext. 112
Ruth Elder
Thurston County Human Resources
(360) 786-5135
Ruth Elder
Human Resources/BOE
Cami Petersen
Thurston County Resource Stewardship
(360) 360-867-2117
Lauren Spurgeon
Civil Service Commission
(360) 786-7304
Wayne Jones
Civil Service Commission
(360) 786-5249
Doreena Baird
Thurston County Assessor's Office
(360) 867-2210
Theresa Reid
Fair Office
(360) 786-5453
Cami Petersen
Thurston County Resource Stewardship
(360) 754-3355 ext. 5348
Melissa Walker
Housing Authority of Thurston County
(360) 918-5823
Sandra Bush
Thurston County Emergency Services
(360) 704-2784
Timothy Wilson
Thurston County Noxious Weed Control
(360) 786-5831
​For District Map and Board Application Form, please go to:
Noxious Weed Control Board Web Site
Vanessa Wasman
Pacific Mountain Workforce Consortium
(360) 570-4232
Patrick Soderberg
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services - Environmental Health
(360) 867-2586
Jennifer Davis
Thurston County Community Planning
 (360) 786-5475
Peri Edmonds
City of Lacey
(360) 486-8704
Angela Celestine
Thurston County Public Works
(360) 786-5833
Larry Schaffner
Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
(360) 754-4106
Vickie Larkin
Thurston County Commissioners
Cheryl Heywood
Timberland Regional Library
(360) 943-5001
Carrie Hennen, TST Program Manager
Public Health & Social Services
(360) 867-2092
Mark Moffett
Thurston County Public Health & Social Services
(360) 867-2675
Jerry Louthain, Chair
Thurston County Water Conservancy Board
(360) 570-4416