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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 10, 2019
Meghan Porter, Public Information Supervisor, (360)867-2097, or email meghan.porter@co.thurston.wa.us  

County to Hold Director’s Panel Discussion on Water at The Evergreen State College
Panel discussion to take place on Thursday, May 23, 4-6pm

OLYMPIA – In a continued effort to bring local government out into the community, Thurston County, in partnership with an Evergreen MPA Student Team, will be hosting a panel discussion on water on Thursday, May 23, at The Evergreen State College. This is the first of multiple panel discussions set to take place at local colleges during 2019 and 2020. More details on future panel discussions to follow. 

What: Director's Panel Discussion on Water
When: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Evergreen State College, Purce Hall, Lecture Hall 1, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia

Event Information:
Join facilitator John Hutchings, Thurston County Commission Chair, for a discussion about water quality, quantity, and how stormwater is managed in Thurston County with Jennifer Walker, Public Works Director, Schelli Slaughter, Public Health and Social Services Director, and Joshua Cummings, Community Planning and Economic Development Director.

The first half of the event will be a panel discussion with the directors. The second half will be an open discussion where the audience will be invited to ask questions to the directors.

Commissioner Hutchings will also share with students and other attendees about how they can engage with their local government through employment opportunities and volunteer opportunities to sit on one of the 26 advisory boards.

Disability Accommodations
To request disability accommodations, contact Whitney Pearsall at 360-786-5440 or email at pearsaw@co.thurston.wa.us at least five days prior to the meeting. 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