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OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 3:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, to receive public comment on CPA-1, the City of Yelm and Thurston County Joint Plan update. You can view more detailed information about the proposal at

What: Public Hearing on City of Yelm and Thurston County Joint Plan Update
When: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Time: 3:30 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: Suite 110, 3000 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501 or online at

How to Submit Public Comments

In-Person or Virtually: Those wishing to testify should appear in person or virtually and be heard. The Board of County Commissioners will accept comment at the Tuesday, October 31, hearing.

Written Comments: You can submit written or emailed comments if you cannot attend. Please submit your comments no later than 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2023. 

Email to: Amelia Schwartz at

Mail 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.




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