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Public Hearing Set to Review Proposed 2024 Salaries for Elected Officials

CONTACT:    Ruth Elder, Thurston County Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials, Community Program Manager, 360-786-5135, or email at

OLYMPIA – On Monday, November 20, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. the Thurston County Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the proposed 2024 salaries for Thurston County elected officials.

What: Hybrid Public Hearing – Proposed 2024 Salaries for Elected Officials
When: Monday, November 20, 2023, 6:00 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: The Atrium, Room 110, 3000 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia, WA, with an option to participate remotely at:

Elected Officials Proposed Salaries for 2024

Elected Official   Current Monthly Salary for 2023 Proposed Monthly Salary for 2024
County Commissioners $10,992 $11,322
Assessor $10,992 $11,322
Auditor  $10,992 $11,542
Clerk $10,992 $11,322
Coroner  $10,992 $11,322
Prosecuting Attorney  $16,639 $18,659
Sheriff $13,580 $14,259
Treasurer $10,992 $11,322

The Salary Commission will accept written comments until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2023. Written comments may be submitted in person at 3000 Pacific Ave SE, Room 241, mailed to Ruth Elder, Thurston County Human Resources, 3000 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia WA 98501, or emailed to

The Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials sets the salaries of the Thurston County Commissioners and makes a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the salaries of the elected Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Coroner, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer.

The County Commissioners have the authority to approve the elected officials’ salaries but do not have the authority to approve their own salaries. The Citizens’ Commission submits the Commissioners’ salary directly to the Auditor. The Board of County Commissioners must act on the recommended salaries.

For more information on the Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials, visit:

Disability Accommodations: To request disability accommodations, call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at 360-786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay: 711 or 800-833-6388.


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Meghan Porter


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