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Thurston County and City of Yelm to Hold Public Hearing on Yelm Joint Plan

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County and City of Yelm Planning Commissions will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 10, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. or soon thereafter to receive public testimony on the City of Yelm and Thurston County Joint Plan. You can view more detailed information about the proposal at


What: Planning Commission Public Hearing on Yelm Joint Plan

When: Monday, July 10, 2023

Time: 7:00 p.m., or soon thereafter

Where: Suite 110, 3000 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501

How to Submit Public Comments

In-Person or Virtually: Those wishing to testify should appear in person or virtually and be heard. The Planning Commission will accept comment at the Monday, July 10 hearing. 

Written Comments: You can submit written or emailed comments to Amelia Schwartz, Associate Planner, if you cannot attend. Please submit your comments no later than 12 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2023. You can also mail comments to: 

        Thurston County Community Planning & Economic Development

        Attention: Amelia Schwartz, Associate Planner

        3000 Pacific Ave SE

       Olympia, WA 98501


The hearing is to take public testimony on Comprehensive Plan Docket Item CPA-1, the City of Yelm and Thurston County Joint Plan. The proposed Joint Plan is based off the most recent Yelm Comprehensive Plan. This update revises the plan to read as a document serving the Urban Growth Area only and updates maps, data, and policies to match current conditions.

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 contact via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.


CONTACT:    Amelia Schwartz, Associate Planner, Community Planning & Economic Development Department, (360) 968-9923 or email at 

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