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Public Hearing Scheduled on Proposed Five Commissioner Districts Boundary Lines

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.

General Government is Moving to The Atrium
Thurston County general government operations currently located at the Courthouse Complex on Lakeridge Drive, Olympia, are moving to a new location at 3000 Pacific Avenue, Olympia, also known as The Atrium. While the move will result in days where the offices and departments public lobbies will be closed, online and telephone services will still be available. 

The Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will continue to hold all public meetings at the Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Drive, Building 1, Room 280 through December 31, 2022. The BoCC meetings will be held at 3000 Pacific Avenue beginning January 1, 2023.

County Releases 2022-2023 Preliminary Mid-biennial Budget

​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.

Joint Letter in Opposition to Airport in Thurston County

​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. 

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 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. 

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! 

COVID-19 Information

For the most updated COVID and vaccination information, visit the PHSS COVID-19 page

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