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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Meghan Porter, Public Information Supervisor, 360-490-0562, or email at meghan.porter@co.thurston.wa.us 

Thurston County General Government Moving to Atrium on Pacific Avenue
Office and department move dates will stagger during a five-week period resulting in days of closure to public

OLYMPIA – Thurston County general government operations currently located at the Courthouse Complex on Lakeridge Drive, Olympia, are moving to a new location at 3000 Pacific Avenue, Olympia, also known as The Atrium. While the move will result in days where the offices and departments public lobbies will be closed, online and telephone services will still be available. 

The Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will continue to hold all public meetings at the Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Drive, Building 1, Room 280 through December 31, 2022. The BoCC meetings will be held at 3000 Pacific Avenue beginning January 1, 2023.

Offices and departments will pack and move the last two working days of the week, unpack on a Monday, and open to the public on a Tuesday. This move will not interfere with elections or voter services. 

County Manager, Ramiro Chavez said, “We understand this may cause disruptions for those seeking county services during the move, we just ask that you please be patient with staff as we move through this process and get back to serving the public as quickly and efficiently as possible.”  

The schedule is reflected below: 
​Last Day Open to Public at Courthouse Complex
​First Day Open to Public at 3000 Pacific Avenue
​Information Technology
Human Resources
​Tuesday, November 8
​Tuesday, November 15
​Central Services
Board of County Commissioners (BoCC)
​Wednesday, November 16
​Tuesday, November 22
​Auditor's Office
Treasurer's Office
​Monday, November 21
​Tuesday, November 29
​Assessor's Office
Board of Equalization
Wednesday, November 30
​Tuesday, December 6
​Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED)
Enviornmental Health
​Wednesday, December 7
​Tuesday, December 13

For more information about the project and specifics for each office or department, visit: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/bocc/Pages/courthouse-civic-project.aspx 


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3