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No BoCC Meetings August 21 or August 28

The Board of County Commissioners will not be holding agenda setting meetings on Tuesday mornings or Board meetings on Tuesday afternoons for the next two weeks. The next agenda setting and ​Board meeting will take place on September 4, 2018. 

Commissioners Adopt 5-Year Homeless Housing Plan

​The 5- Year Homeless Housing Plan is a critical strategic planning document that will guide local efforts to make homelessness rare, brief, and one time. It further supports the homeless crisis resolution, declared by the Board of Health on June 14, 2018, which called for effective community-wide collaborative coordination, planning, and policy efforts to end this crisis. It also calls to implement actions that will reduce homelessness, increase affordable housing development opportunities, and address the health, safety, social, economic, and environmental impacts of homelessness. 

Improved Road Safety with Innovative Surface Treatment

​Your safety is our priority. That’s why we’ve installed high friction surfacing at locations across the County. This is a low-cost, proven and innovative safety measure that will help keep vehicles on the road.

Thurston County Passes Tobacco-Free Parks Ordinance

​Today, the Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance amending the Park Code of Thurston County to prohibit smoking and vaping in Thurston County parks and preserves, and on Thurston County trails.  

Final Numbers are in for the 2018 Thurston County Fair!

​The Thurston County Fair was once again a sizzling summer hit in its 147th year with more than 25,000 people having and “Egg-citing”, August 1st through August 5th. The Fair also saw an increase in participation in entries for activities like hobbies, crafts, animals, baking, and beverages. 

Already ready for next year's fair? The 2019 Thurston County Fair will be July 30, through August 4, 2019! 

Countywide Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect

​A burn ban on residential yard-waste and land clearing is in effect in Thurston County. Current weather conditions within the county have created substantial fire danger and there is a need to enact restrictions on outdoor burning. At this time, recreational fires are allowed on private residential properties and in established fire rings within official county, state or federal campgrounds.

Thurston County Accepting Grant Applications for Historic Preservation

Beginning Monday, July 16, 2018 historic preservation organizations in Thurston County can apply for grants under the Thurston County Heritage Grant Program Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2018. The Board of Commissioners will  award the grants in early 2019.

Thurston County Employment Opportunities

Looking for a new career? Thurston County wants you! Check out our job openings with competitive salaries and excellent benefit packages! 

Recruiting - Civil Service

​The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions.


Contact Information​

Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502-1045

County Directory: (360) 754-3800

Commissioners Office: (360) 786-5440