Storm & Surface Water Advisory Board

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Help protect local waters and communities

Expand your influence

Grow your leadership skills

Gain government/executive experience 

​The Stormwater Utility values community partnership.

We work hand-in-hand with our community advisory board to help inform decisions about utility rates, construction projects, stormwater policies, our communications with the public and the work of our staff.

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners is recruiting to fill vacant positions on the Storm and Surface Water Advisory Board (SSWAB). SSWAB 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 member duties, we welcome you to review the SSWAB summary (PDF) 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 and submit an application without delay! Applications are reviewed by current SSWAB members who recommend candidates to the Thurston County Commissioners. 

Member Information

For a list of members or to learn more, contact Larry Schaffner via email or at 360-754-4106.

SSWAB Members Map

SSWAB Resolution 15450 

Meeting Information

Check the link below for upcoming meeting dates, information from past meetings, and how to join us during our meetings. 

Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Board Briefings

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