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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 1, 2019
Ian Lefcourte, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development, (360) 786-5505 or email at 

Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Update
Public invited to comment on proposed changes to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan

​OLYMPIA –The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 10, at 7:00 p.m. to accept public testimony on proposed amendments to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of the public review period is to provide Thurston County residents an opportunity to view the draft Comprehensive Plan chapters, maps, appendices and associated code amendments, and provide comments.  

What: Planning Commission Public Hearing for Comprehensive Plan Update 
When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse Complex, Building 1, Room 152

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, written or e-mailed comments may be submitted. Comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Submit comments by email to You can also mail, or hand deliver, written comments to: 

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attn: Ian Lefcourte, Associate Planner
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia WA, 98502 

For more information about the amendments being considered by the Planning Commission as part of the Comprehensive Plan Update, please visit    
The Comprehensive Plan describes the long-term vision for Thurston County, looking ahead to set direction for the county’s growth over the next 20 years. Thurston County plans under the authority of the Growth Management Act (GMA), which requires comprehensive planning for all counties with populations greater than 50,000. Counties must periodically review their comprehensive plans and development regulations to bring them up to date with changes to the GMA, respond to changes in land use and population growth, and address new legal issues. 

Room 152 is equipped with an assistive listening system and is wheelchair accessible. 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 at 711 or 800-833-6388.


County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3