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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 13, 2021

Thurston County to Host Virtual Panel Discussion on Climate Mitigation Plan
Event scheduled for Monday, September 20, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

​OLYMPIA – Join Thurston County Commissioner Tye Menser for a discussion about the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan! Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater worked with staff from the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) to craft a strategic framework for reducing climate polluting greenhouse gases while maintaining—and even improving—our quality of life. Register at: https://bit.ly/ThurstonClimateTalk.

What: Climate Talk Virtual Panel Discussion
When: Monday, September 20, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: This event is virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Register to attend at: https://bit.ly/ThurstonClimateTalk

Panelists are:

  • Lisa Parshley, City of Olympia Councilmember and policymaker lead for the city on the Thurston Climate Action Steering Committee
  • Schelli Slaughter, Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Director
  • Allison Osterberg, Thurston Regional Planning Council Senior Planner and contributor to the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan
  • Jennica Machado, Thurston County Economic Development Manager 

The first half of the event will be a discussion between Commissioner Menser and the panelists. The second half will be an open discussion where the audience will be invited to ask questions about the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan. If you have questions for the panelists, you can submit them now! Email your questions to smedia@co.thurston.wa.us by 5 p.m. Friday, September 17.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3