Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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On-Line Community Meetings

Thurston County Government is coordinating online meetings as a way to help citizens stay engaged in local government while observing the Governor's Stay at Home proclamation (PDF). 

Participate in a Meeting
Use the meeting link if you will join online video and audio with your computer or smart phone. Use the phone number if you plan to join the audio portion only, using a phone. Please note: If using a phone or smart phone, your number will be visible to everyone on the call.  

​Group Name
​Date of Next Meeting
Link & Phone Numbers
​Instructions (How to Join the Meeting)
Meeting Materials
Additional Information
​Fair Board

Basic Instructions (PDF)

​Hearing Examiner
September 22, 2020

10:00 a.m.
Link to Hearing Examiner online meeting.

Webinar ID: 835 1184 3510

Passcode: 057465

Phone 1-253-215-8782
Basic Instructions (PDF)
Agenda (PDF)
Hearing Examiner Webpage
​Historical Commission

​Instructions (PDF)
​Planning Commission

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 

6:30 p.m.

Link to Planning Commission online meeting

Webinar ID: 896 7401 2981

Passcode: 971009

Phone 1-253-215-8782
Basic Instructions (PDF)
Zoom website
​Get PC's meeting Packet

​Storm & Surface Water Advisory Board

Quick Start​ Instructions (PDF)
​SSWAB web page

​What to Expect

Learning the technology
If you haven't used online meeting services regularly, you may find it takes a bit of practice.  County staff tested various services and found that computers, audio, video, smart phones and other devices or components sometimes don't work the way you hope. Be patient with yourself and others. The first few times may be a bit clunky.

Rules of Civil Particpation
Please be civil and courteous when engaging with others online. These meetings are recorded. To learn more, watch Thurston County Commissioners discuss civility on Youtube.