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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Allison Osterberg, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development Dept., (360)786-2102 or email at osterba@co.thurston.wa.us 

County to Host Two Open Houses on Comprehensive Plan Update
Public invited to attend to learn more about the update and how to get involved

OLYMPIA - Thurston County is one of the fastest growing areas in Washington State, and state estimates indicate that by 2040 our population could increase by more than 100,000 people. How will this growth affect where Thurston County residents of the future live, work, and play? How will those changes affect our roads, farms, forests, public facilities, and natural environment?

Thurston County plans to address those questions with updates to its Comprehensive Plan, but citizen involvement is needed. The County's Long Range Planning division is holding two open houses in March to share information about the plan update and engage with the public about their visions for Thurston County over the next 20 years.

What: Open Houses for Thurston County Comprehensive Plan Update
When & Where:       Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                                   Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152                        
                                   2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
                                   Olympia, WA 98502

                                   Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
                                   Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center
                                   9521 Tilley Rd SW
                                   Olympia, WA 98512

 The same information will be available at both meetings, and people can drop in at any time during the meetings.


The Comprehensive Plan describes the long-term vision, goals, and policies that guide growth in the County. Elements of the Comprehensive Plan cover land use, housing, transportation, economic development, natural resources, environment and more. Thurston County is updating its Comprehensive Plan, as required under state Growth Management rules (RCW 36.70A).

Community involvement is key, and there will be many opportunities for the public to provide input and feedback throughout the planning process in 2018. For more information regarding the Comprehensive Plan Update, visit www.thurston2040.com

To request disability accommodations call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at 360-786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.




County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3