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The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Wednesday, December 7, at 3:30 p.m. to receive public testimony on the proposed boundary lines for five county commissioner districts. This public hearing follows the certification of Thurston County Proposition Number 1 – where the majority of voters approved expanding the board from Three to Five Commissioners – in the 2022 General Election.
Thurston County has released the 2022-2023 Preliminary Mid-biennial Budget, with a focus on strengthening the county's current services and programs while meeting the rising costs of conducting business. The 2023 Preliminary Budget includes a total of $515.7 million in expenses; $461.9 million of these expenses are operating. Public Hearings are scheduled for Monday, December 5, and Tuesday December 6, at Thurston County Courthouse Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia. WA 98502. You can contact Nicole Martinez, Budget & Fiscal Manager, at (360) 786-5130 for additional information.
The Board of County Commissioners and Port of Olympia Commissioners, along with the Mayors of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Tenino, Rainier, and Bucoda have signed a letter in opposition of a potential airport in Thurston County. The letter has been sent to State Legislators.
The Board of County Commissioners continue to seek citizen volunteers to fill vacancies on the 22 advisory boards, commissions, committees, and councils.
Visitors to Building 1, Public Health and Social Services on Lilly Road, and the Clerk's Office in Building 2 must check-in by using the link below, scanning the QRCode before entering the building, or using the Kiosk system upon entry. Check-in is not currently required for the Building Development Center or Commissioner's Office in Building 1.
On June 14, 2018, the Thurston County Board of Health (BoH) declared homelessness a public health crisis in Thurston County. On February 24, 2021, Thurston County announced the signing of the interlocal agreement between Thurston County and the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm (as the representative of south county) to form the Regional Housing Council.
Looking for a new career? Thurston County wants you! Check out our job openings with competitive salaries and excellent benefit packages!
For the most updated COVID and vaccination information, visit the PHSS COVID-19 page.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions.
Thurston County Courthouse2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502-1045
County Directory: (360) 754-3800
Commissioners Office: (360) 786-5440