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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, Amy Davis 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

NOTICE: Intercity Transit is recruiting for a Citizen Representative on the Intercity Transit Authority, and for members of our Community Advisory Committee.  Please select their recuirtment notice and application below for more information.

  • 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
  • Solid Waste Advisory Commmittee
    • Business Representative
    • Council Member from Rainier
    • Council Member from Bucoda
    • Council Member from Tenino

    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.

    Amy Davis, Clerk of the Board
    Thurston County Commissioners
    (360) 786-5440
    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
    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
    Amanda Romero
    Thurston County Public Works
    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