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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Public Health and Social Services

The Thurston County Opioid Response Task Force was convened to address the opioid epidemic. The Task Force consists of a wide range of local partners and is co-chaired by Jon Tunheim, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney, and David Bayne, Director of Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department.

The Thurston County Board of Health adopted the Thurston County Opioid Response Plan that is now being implemented by the Task Force and communities across Thurston County.

Progress of the Thurston County Opioid Response Plan is measured using SMART objectives. SMART objectives provide a way to confirm whether strategies found in the plan are achieving desired impacts.

The Task Force welcomes new partners. To be added to the Task Force mailing list, contact Katie Strozyk at

The Task Force meetings are held on the first Monday of every other month from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Meeting months are February, April, June, August, October, and December.