In an effort to encourage more citizen engagement in local government, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners is trying out moving its regularly weekly meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month to 6 p.m., starting on Sept. 27.
Normally, the meetings start at 2 p.m. and will continue to do so throughout the first three Tuesdays of each month. The commissioners have not set a timeframe for how long they will hold the last meeting at 6 p.m. and may choose to move that meeting back to its original time.
This move follows the passage of Thurston County Code ordinance 16197 on July 19, which stated that the commissioners could hold a regular meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month starting at 6 p.m.
Additionally, the Board of Commissioners may choose to hold regular quarterly meetings within Thurston County but outside the county seat of Olympia. Currently, no such meeting has been planned, but the board is required to provide at least 30 days notice if a meeting is planned outside of Olympia.
Weekly meeting agendas and instructions on how to attend meetings remotely can be found online at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/bocc/Pages/agendas.aspx. For a calendar of all the board’s meetings visit https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/bocc/Pages/master-schedule.aspx.