About Us

As a regional council of governments in Thurston County, Washington, TRPC helps make the region an extraordinary place to live, work and play. TRPC fosters the region’s livability through collaborative, informed planning. It carries out regionally focused plans and studies on topics such as transportation, growth management, and environmental quality. Decision-makers from 21 jurisdictions and organizations in Thurston County make up the Council, which meets monthly to address challenges related to the region’s growth.

TRPC also provides information regarding the region and its emerging planning issues. Regional statistics, trends, analyses, and maps provide a basis for planning and decision-making on both the regional and local levels. A variety of Council-sponsored community forums relating to regional planning help to educate and promote public participation and dialogue.


Thurston Regional Planning Council is a public agency that is governed by a council comprised of elected and appointed officials from jurisdictions and organizations in the Thurston region. The agency - as well as the council - are both often referred to as “TRPC.” To distinguish between the two, we will often use the term “TRPC” when referring to the organization, and the term “Council” when referring to the elected and appointed members of TRPC.