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OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners are seeking community input on the budget amendment process today, April 17, through Wednesday, April 24. 

Powered by Balancing Act, the county created an interactive prioritization tool. The tool allows community members to make budget selections and rank them in order of priority. Community selections and rankings help to provide deeper insight to support decision-making and are vital to ensure Thurston County’s budget is designed to meet the needs of the community.

Find the Balancing Act Prioritization Tool at: Thurston County, WA: FY 24-25: Amendment 1 What Are Your Priorities - Balancing Act (

The tool is open from today, Wednesday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 24.

The commissioners will be reviewing office and department submitted budget changes to the 2024-2025 Biennial Budget on Wednesday April 17, 2024, and making final decisions Monday April 29, 2024.

Budget change requests are the forms offices and departments use to make a persuasive case for proposed budget changes. Budget amendments are limited to emergencies, technical corrections, updates to beginning fund balance, and new grant awards from outside sources.  

Interested in learning more about the Thurston County budget and budget development process? Visit the Thurston County budget website at:


Questions and inquiries regarding News Release content should be directed to the Thurston County Public Information Officer:  

Meghan Porter


Anna Rhoads