Our Members

Membership Structure
 
The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is comprised of elected officials from jurisdictions and organizations in the Thurston region. Members meet monthly to discuss topics important to the area’s growth and quality of life. Please see the calendar for a listing of council meetings, dates and times.
 
Regional Coordination
 
Along with the development and implementation of numerous studies and projects, the Thurston Regional Planning Council plays a strong role in the regional coordination and facilitation on many subjects:
  • Coordination between jurisdictions, citizens, businesses, and other interests to plan a direction for the region's future
  • Exploring issues and opportunities, and evaluating the consequences of choices both big and small
  • Weighing alternatives and prioritizing between important and sometimes competing options, making difficult decisions, and at times, having to reconsider a decision
  • Looking at the region and seeing not individual planning elements, but integrating ideas and visions for community livability, environmental quality, social equity, fiscal responsibility, economic vitality – across whole generations
Member Jurisdiction
  
Jurisdiction Member
Town of Bucoda
Alan Vanell
City of Lacey
Virgil Clarkson
City of Olympia
Nathaniel Jones, Vice Chair
City of Rainier
George Johnson
City of Tenino
David Watterson
City of Tumwater
Tom Oliva, Chair
City of Yelm
JW Foster, Secretary
Thurston County
John Hutchings
Intercity Transit
Karen Messmer
LOTT Clean Water Alliance
Cynthia Pratt
Port of Olympia
Joe Downing
PUD No. 1 of Thurston County
Russell Olsen
Olympia School District
Justin Montermini
North Thurston Public Schools
Chuck Namit
Tumwater School District Mel Murray
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
Amy Loudermilk
Nisqually Indian Tribe
Heidi Thomas
Associate Members
Thurston County Economic Development Council
Michael Cade
Lacey Fire District #3
Gene Dobry
Puget Sound Regional Council

Timberland Regional Library
LG Nelson
The Evergreen State College
Jeanne Rynne