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Thurston County, Washington

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Current Commissioners

District 1: Carolina Mejia, District 2: Gary Edwards, District 3: Tye Menser


The purpose of the Citizen's Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials is to set the salaries of the Thurston County Commissioners and to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the salaries of the elected Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Coroner, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer.

Authority: Chapter 36.17 RCW, Chapter 2.118 Thurston County Code


The Commission meets at 6:00 PM on the third Monday of each month as needed, usually between July and December.

Meetings are held at The Atrium, Room 244, 3000 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia.  There is a telephonic option for anyone who wishes to attend remotely. Call-in information is provided on the agenda.

Contact Person:
Ruth Elder
Clerk of the Commission
(360) 786-5135, Email Ruth
WA RELAY 711 or 1-800-833-6388

Current Commission Members:

Role Name Term Notes
Organized Labor Representative Karen White ​Term Expires 3/31/25 Commission Chair
District 1 Representative Megan Walsh Term Expires 3/31/25


District 1 Representative Judith Oliver

Term Expires 4/25/27

​District 2 Representative William Thomas Term Expires 4/25/27  
District 2 Representative Melissa Maanoa Term Expires 3/31/25  
District 3 Representative Armeta Cave Term Expires 3/31/25  
District 3 Representative Mark Grindstaff Term Expires  4/25/27  
Business Representative Cary Randow

Term Expires 4/25/23

Professional Personnel Management Representative   Term Expired 3/31/23 Current Vacancy
Legal Professional Representative Peter Lindgren Term Expires  1/24/27  



Date Agendas Minutes
November 20, 2023 Agenda  
September 18, 2023 Agenda  
October 16, 2023 Agenda  
Date Agendas Minutes
October 17, 2022 Agenda  


Date Agendas Minutes
December 13, 2021 Agendas  
November 15, 2021 Agendas Meeting Minutes
August 16, 2021 Agendas Meeting Minutes
July 19, 2021 Agendas Meeting Minutes
Date Agendas Minutes
October 19, 2020 Agendas Meeting Minutes
July 20, 2020 Agendas Meeting Minutes
Date Agendas Minutes
December 9, 2019 Agenda Meeting Minutes
November 18, 2019 Agenda Meeting Minutes
September 30, 2019 Agenda Meeting Minutes
August 19, 2019 Agenda Meeting Minutes
July 15, 2019 Agenda  
Date Agendas Minutes
October 29, 2018 Agenda Meeting Minutes
September 17, 2018 Agenda Meeting Minutes
August 20, 2018 Agenda Meeting Minutes
July 18, 2018 Agenda Meeting Minutes