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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Contact:
Ruth Elder, Thurston County Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials, Community Program Manager, 360-786-5135, or email at ruth.elder@co

Public Hearing Set to Review Proposed 2020 Salaries for Elected Officials
The salaries are proposed by the Citizens’ Commissioner on Salaries for Elected Officials

OLYMPIA – On Monday, December 9, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. the Thurston County Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials will hold a hearing to receive public testimony on the proposed 2020 salaries for Thurston County elected officials. 

What: Public Hearing – Proposed 2020 Salaries for Elected Officials
When: Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia

Elected Officials Proposed Salaries for 2020
​Elected Official
​Current Monthly Salary
for 2019
​Proposed Monthly Salary 
for 2020
​County Commissioners
​$10,163
​$10,549
​Assessor
​​$10,163
​$10,549
​Auditor
​​$10,163
​$10,549
​Clerk
​​$10,163
​$10,549
​Coroner
​​$10,163
​$10,549
​Prosecuting Attorney
​$14,381
​$15,915
​Sheriff
​$12,180
​$13,033
​Treasurer
​​$10,163
​$10,549

The Salary Commission will accept written comments until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Written comments may be submitted in person at 929 Lakeridge Drive SW, Room 117, mailed to Ruth Elder, Thurston County Human Resources, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia WA 98502, or emailed to ruth.elder@co.thurston.wa.us

Background:
The Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials sets the salaries of the Thurston County Commissioners and makes a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the salaries of the elected Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Coroner, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer. 

The County Commissioners have the authority to approve the elected officials’ salaries but do not have the authority to approve their own salaries. The Citizens’ Commission submits the Commissioners’ salary directly to the Auditor. The Board of County Commissioners must act on the recommended salaries.

For more information on the Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials, visit: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/Pages/ccseo.aspx

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.

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3