Skip to main content

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.
Thurston County Full Color Logo

Public Hearing on Proposed Transfer of Roads to the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

OLYMPIA – The public is invited to a hearing to provide input on the proposed transfer of roadways to the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation. This initiative is part of a collaborative effort to ensure continued public access to essential routes while fostering cooperation between Thurston County and the Chehalis Tribe.

What: Public Hearing on Proposed Transfer of Thurston County Roads to the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
When: Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 3:30 p.m., or soon thereafter 
Where: The Atrium, Room 110, 3000 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Virtual Attendance: A link will be posted on the Board of County Commissioners' public meetings and hearings webpage at

The proposed transfer involves portions of the following roads within Thurston County:

  • Anderson Road SW, South of US 12 to Dead End
  • 188th Avenue SW, between Anderson Road SW and Moon Road SW
  • 183rd Avenue SW, West of Moon Road SW to Dead End
  • 195th Avenue SW, East of Anderson Road SW to Dead End
  • Moon Road SW, South of US 12 to Dead End

These roads are critical in connecting our communities. Thurston County is committed to ensuring their continued accessibility to both Chehalis Tribal members and non-members. The transfer maintains the roads' current public use and travel functions.

We invite all community members to attend the hearing in person or virtually to share their views on this important matter. Your feedback is appreciated.

For those unable to attend the hearing, we welcome written comments. Please submit comments no later than 5:00 p.m., November 27, 2023: 

  • By Mail: Becky Conn, Traffic Engineering and Operations Manager, Thurston County Public Works, 9605 Tilley Road S, Olympia, Washington, 98512
  • By Email:

Reasonable Accommodations: If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at 360-786-5440. For those with speech or hearing disabilities, Washington Relay is available at 711 or 800-833-6388.


Public Works
Press Release

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

Meghan Porter

Anna Rhoads