The Stormwater Utility values community partnership.
We work hand-in-hand with our community advisory board to make decisions about utility rates, construction projects, stormwater policies, our communications with the public and the work of our staff.
Help protect local waters and communities
Expand your influence
Grow your leadership skills
Gain government/executive experience
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners is recruiting to fill vacant positions on the Storm and Surface Water Advisory Board (SSWAB). Board members serve for 3-year terms, meet six times per year, and must reside in unincorporated Thurston County. To learn more about the purpose of SSWAB and board member duties, we welcome you to review the
SSWAB summary and explore the information and links below.
"Because water is such an important and pervasive part of our life in the Pacific Northwest, I decided that serving on the SSWAB would give me a voice in managing Thurston County's water resources. Between the rivers, Puget Sound, and all that rain, we are surrounded by water all the time. It defines a lot of what makes living here so special compared to other areas. As a SSWAB member, if you are willing to spend the time to educate yourself, you can have an important role in assuring that the citizens of Thurston County are getting what they pay for from its stormwater utility."
- Bob Allison, former SSWAB member
If you are interested in joining SSWAB,
fill out an submit an application without delay! Applications are reviewed by current SSWAB members who recommend candidates to the Thurston County Commissioners.
Meetings are from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, and are open to the public. Meetings are held at the Stormwater Utility main office located at 929 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 4 Room 100, Olympia WA 98502.
Check the below calendar for upcoming meeting dates, and join us.
For a list of members or to learn more, contact Larry Schaffner via email or at
SSWAB Members Map
SSWAB Resolution 15450
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March 2017 | January 2017
March 2019 | March 2018 | March 2017 | March 2016