Transportation Policy Board Seeks Citizen Representative

Thurston Regional Planning Council
Transportation Policy Board


The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) is looking for a citizen representative, to bring their voice, experiences, and transportation priorities to the TPB table.
TPB plays a meaningful role in the Thurston Region’s transportation system as the principal advisory committee to the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC), whose members include representatives from the major decision making entities in the region.

The Policy Board evaluates the way transportation needs, projects, and funding affect the region from an economic, environmental, and social standpoint, then makes recommendations to policy makers and legislators. These decisions help shape the future of transportation in the Thurston region. 

Your Voice Matters

As a TPB citizen representative, you would bring an important balance to the Board, offering your perspective on the region’s transportation needs and concerns. 

Do the region’s transportation options limit your ability to get where you need to go? Would sidewalks help make your neighborhood more walkable? Do you care about the transportation and economic vitality of your community?

The Transportation Policy Board needs your voice in the conversation. View the TPB Citizen Representative Announcement and Application to learn more about member expectations and to apply. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, August 18, 2017. 

Please return application forms to Karen Parkhurst:

   Thurston Regional Planning Council
   Attn: Karen Parkhurst
   2424 Heritage Court SW, Suite A, Olympia, WA  98502-6031
Fax: 360.956.7815

A TPB subcommittee will interview top candidates and forward recommendations to the full Board for consideration. 

For more information on the Transportation Policy Board, the business representative position, or the recruitment process, contact Karen Parkhurst by phone at 360.741.2522 or 360.956.7575 or email to

Please forward this announcement to others who may be interested.

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