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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Meghan Porter, Public Information Supervisor, 360-490-0562 or email at Meghan.porter@co.thurston.wa.us  

The Board of County Commissioners Seek Public Comment on Board of Health Expansion
The proposed ordinance expands the Board of Health from three to at least eight members

OLYMPIA – The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday, March 22, at 3 p.m. to receive public testimony on the draft ordinance to expand the Board of Health from three members to at least eight members in accordance with ESSHB 1152 (RCW 70.05.030). The expansion is proposed to take effect July 1, 2022. 

A video conference option will be available in addition to in-person attendance to ensure those wishing to provide testimony have every option available.

What: BoCC Public Hearing for Draft Ordinance to Expand Board of Health
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 3 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Room 280, Building 1, Olympia, WA 98502
Attend Virtually: Meeting information will be posted on the Board’s Public Hearings Page: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/Pages/publicmeetings.aspx

Written Comments: You can submit written comments to Amy Davis, Clerk of the Board of Health, at Amy.Davis@co.thurston.wa.us if you are unable to attend the public hearing. Written comments must be received no later than 12 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2022. You can also mail, or hand deliver comments to: 
Thurston County Board of County Commissioners
Attn: Amy Davis
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia WA, 98502 

Disability Accommodations: Room 280 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:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3