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.
  1. Agency Mission

    TRPC’s mission statement is developed by the Council.

  2. Council Overview

    The Council is the executive board for the Thurston Regional Planning Council.

  3. Boards & Committees

    Includes the Transportation Policy Board, Technical Advisory Committee, and Council Subcommittees such as the Urban Growth Management Subcommittee.

  4. Finances & Funding

    Includes background information on the various sources of funding for TRPC's activities.

  5. What We Do

    TRPC provides planning services on a contracted basis for some of its members. We also develop and maintain transportation modeling and GIS mapping capabilities.

  6. History

    Includes a brief history of the organization and major work programs.

  1. Awards

    Includes a list of TRPC Planning Awards.

  2. Grants

    Find resources regarding grant opportunities and grants awarded by TRPC.

  3. Transportation Responsibilities

    Information related to TRPC's role in coordinating and funding the region's transportation planning activities. Describes our role as a Metropolitan Planning Organization as well as a Regional Transportation Planning Organization.

  4. Policies

    Thurston Regional Planning Council is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion.

  5. Diversity Resources

    The Council recognizes the value of diversity as it relates to the agency's work in the Thurston Region.

  6. Contact Us

    TRPC Staff directory