At the start of the first phase of the Sustainable Thurston community-wide discussion, the Thurston Regional Planning Council conducted a survey of people who live, work and play in our region. Hard copies of the survey were mailed to a random sample list of 5,000 area residents. Those that did not receive a copy of the survey in the mail were encouraged to access the survey online.
A follow-up survey was conducted in the Summer of 2013. Completing the survey was entirely voluntary but extremely important, as it provided initial crucial information about what matters most to respondents as members of the Thurston community.