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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 13, 2019
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Commissioners to Receive Public Comments on Thurston Conservation District Rates and Charges
Public hearing to take place on Tuesday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m.

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Building 2, Room 280, to receive public comments on the proposed rates and charges for the Thurston Conservation District. 

What: Public Hearing on Thurston Conservation District’s Proposed Rates and Charges
When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, Building 1, Room 280

The hearing is to gather citizen input on the proposal to approve a system of rates and charges on properties in those portions of unincorporated Thurston County, the municipalities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater and those portions of the municipalities of Rainier, Tenino, and Yelm within the Thurston Conservation District as of their boundaries established in 1947, for collection in 2020 – 2024.

For more information about the Thurston Conservation District, visit: For more information on rates and charges, visit: The draft ordinance is available at:   

The public may provide comments in person during the hearing or submit them, in writing, to: Ramiro Chavez, Board of County Commissioners, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502. Written comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on September 24, 2019. 

Disability Accommodations:  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:  711 or 800-833-6388.


County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3