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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Bryan Dominique, Public Information Officer, Board of County Commissioners, (360) 867-2091, or dominib@co.thurston.wa.us 

Director Position for Thurston County Resource Stewardship Vacated
Commissioners will begin recruitment process to fill the vacancy

After an executive session this morning, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners directed the county manager to ask Brent Butler, Director of Thurston County Resource Stewardship, for his resignation.

The Commissioners had lost confidence in Mr. Butler's leadership abilities to lead this complex department, which is the basis for this decision.

 Josh Cummings, Sustainability and Economic Development Manager, will serve as the Interim Director until the Board of County Commissioners have completed the hiring process.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3