Storm & Surface Water Advisory Board

‚ÄčThe 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.



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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 a vacant position on the SSWAB. Board members serve for 3-year terms, meet six times per year, and must reside in unicorporated 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 2016 SSWAB member

If you are interested in joining SSWAB, fill out an submit an application without delay! Applications will be reviewed very soon by current board members who will recommend an appointee 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 at 360-754-4106.


SSWAB Members Map

SSWAB Resolution 15450 

2019 Calendar 


Meeting Minutes

November 2018  |  October 2018  |  September 2018  |  July 2018  |  May 2018  |  March 2018  |  January 2018  

November 2017  |  September 2017  |  July 2017  |  May 2017  |  March 2017  |  January 2017


Board Briefings

March 2018  |  March 2017  |  March 2016