Preparing for Winter Storm Season
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is once again predicting colder temperatures and increased chances for rain, sleet and snow this winter. Thurston County Public Works is preparing for 24-hour operations in the event of a severe storm. Check out the links below for resources and ways you can prepare for winter storm season. 

Hot Topics and Events
Report Damages from January Floods and Landslides

Thurston County Emergency Management is in the process of collecting damage assessments from the January flooding event in Thurston County.  Damage information collected will be compiled and submitted to the state in hopes of meeting a threshold for direct assistance with disaster-caused unmet needs. If assistance becomes available, you will be contacted. Qualified applicants may also have fees waived for disposal of flood debris at county solid waste facilities.

If your primary residence or business was affected by flooding in Thurston County January 2022, please select the appropriate link below to complete a preliminary damage assessment form.

Board of Commissioners Move to Virtual Meetings

Beginning Wednesday, January 12, the Board Meeting Room, Room 280, is closed to in-person attendance for all meetings and briefings.  The Zoom links to join the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Meetings on Tuesday’s at 2 p.m. and the Board of Health (BOH) Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. are posted on the BOCC Agendas page. The Zoom information for public hearings is listed on the Public Hearings page. All BOCC and BOH meetings and briefings will be live streamed on the Thurston County YouTube channel and posted to the county's Facebook and Twitter platforms.

Treatment Sales Tax Grant Funding Available

​The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Treatment Sales Tax (TST) program is seeking proposals for funding for programs that benefit residents who face challenges related to mental health or substance use. A total of $800,000 is available to fund services during 2022 and 2023. 

COVID-19 Information
Commissioners Seek Volunteers for Advisory Boards

​The Board of County Commissioners continue to seek citizen volunteers to fill vacancies on the 22 advisory boards, commissions, committees, and councils. 

Check-In for Visitors

Visitors to Building 1, Public Health and Social Services on Lilly Road, and the Clerk's Office in Building 3 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. 

Addressing Homelessness As A Region

​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. 

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