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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Maya Teeple, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development, (360)786-5578 or email at 

Board of County Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update
The public is invited to comment on the proposed changes for the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan

OLYMPIA –The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 15, at 5:30 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: Board Public Hearing for Comprehensive Plan Update 
When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia

Written Comments: If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may submit written or e-mailed comments. Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Submit comments by email to or mail or hand deliver them to: 
Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attn: Maya Teeple, Associate Planner
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia WA, 98502 

For more information about proposed amendments being considered by the Board as part of the Comprehensive Plan Update, 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 (36.70A RCW), 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, to respond to changes in land use and population growth, and to address new legal issues. 

Disability Accommodations: Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations at the hearing should call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator 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