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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 21, 2022
Contact:
Bryan Dominique, Thurston County Government, at bryan.dominique@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 463-3437

Thurston County Releases 2022-2023 Preliminary Mid-biennial Budget
The commissioners have made fiscally responsible decisions that benefit the citizens of Thurston County

​OLYMPIA – Thurston County has released the 2022-2023 Preliminary Mid-biennial Budget, with a focus on strengthening the county's current services and programs while meeting the rising costs of conducting business. The 2023 Preliminary Budget includes a total of $515.7 million in expenses; $461.9 million of these expenses are operating.

Significant work has gone into ensuring the 2022-2023 Preliminary Mid-biennial Budget is fiscally responsible and advances the county's vision and priorities by meeting the needs of a growing community.

Highlights of the 2022-2023 Preliminary Mid-biennial Budget

  • $1.5 million to increase salaries for Sheriff corrections and law enforcement professionals.

  • $1.2 million to support Public Health and Social Service programs and services.
  • $300 thousand to pilot a veteran's food insecurity and case management program.
  • $900 thousand to provide emergency medical assistance.
  • $4 million to provide a quality, stable, developed, and thriving workforce.
  • $6.7 million to address rising costs to conduct business.

You can find a copy of the preliminary budget on the Thurston County Budget Office webpage.

Public Hearings are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5, and Tuesday Dec. 6, at Thurston County Courthouse Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia. WA 98502

You can contact Nicole Martinez, Budget & Fiscal Manager, at (360) 786-5130 for additional information.

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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3