The 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.
Along with the development and implementation of numerous studies and projects, TRPC plays a strong role in the regional coordination and facilitation of many subjects.
It is coordination between jurisdictions, citizens, businesses, and other interests to plan a direction for the region's future.
It is exploring issues and opportunities, and evaluating the consequences of choices both big and small.
It is weighing alternatives and prioritizing between important and sometimes competing options, making difficult decisions, and at times, having to reconsider a decision.
It is 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.