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April 2, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Thurston Regional Planning Council

Friday, April 2, 2021

Thurston Regional Planning Council
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 8:30-11:00 am         
Zoom Teleconference Meeting 

In order to comply with the Governor’s guidance to “Stay Home and Stay Healthy” and in keeping with the Proclamation by the Governor Amending Proclamation 20-05 Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act issued on March 24th 2020, participation in this meeting will be through remote access only.

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A link to the meeting will be sent to Council members and staff in advance of the meeting. Members of the public whishing to receive a link to the meeting should email

OPENING - 8:30 am  
Call to Order  

3.   Approval of Agenda ACTION

Consent Calendar ACTION

a. Approval of Minutes (attachment) - March 5, 2021
     b.  Approval of Vouchers (attachment) - March 2021
   5.   Public Comment Period
      Public comment for this meeting will be accepted in written and oral format. 
  • The deadline for submitting written public comments or registering for oral public comment at the meeting is noon (12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time) the day preceding the meeting, April 1, 2021.
  • For written public comment, please provide:  1) your name and address and 2) your comments, and send them to Written comments received by the deadline will be provided to the Council prior to the meeting. 
To register for oral public comment, send an email to with your full name and topic of public comment. You will be sent a link to the meeting. The Chair may limit oral public comment to three minutes or less, depending on the meeting agenda and number of people wishing to comment.
30 min
 6. Executive Session - Executive Director Evaluation (attachment) - Chair JW Foster CLOSED SESSION
10 min
7. Executive Director's Evaluation - JW Foster, Chair ACTION
20 min
8. SFY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) (attachment) (presentation) - Veena Tabbutt, TRPC 1st REVIEW
5 min
 9. SFY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Amendment (attachment) - Veena Tabbutt, TRPC  ACTION
5 min
10.  Break
5 mins
11. Transit Performance Measures (attachment) - Veena Tabbutt, TRPC
20 mins
12. 2020 Census Recognition (attachment) (presentation) - Amy Hatch-Winecka, TRPC PRESENTATION
20 mins
13. 2021 Council Retreat Scoping (attachment) (presentation) - Marc Daily, TRPC DISCUSSION
10:35am 14. Report from Outside Committee Assignments (Oral/Written Report) INFORMATION
10:40am 15. Executive Director's Report INFORMATION
10:45am 16. Member Check In - Chair JW Foster DISCUSSION
11:00am 17. Adjourn
Additional Informational Enclosures:
May 7, 2021
Public Comment
The following is not acceptable as either written or oral public comment and is considered disruptive behavior:
  • Promoting or advertising commercial services, entities or products.
  • Supporting or opposing political candidates or ballot propositions.
  • Distributing obscene content.
  • Engaging in illegal activity or encouragement of illegal activity.
  • Promoting, fostering or perpetuating discrimination on the basis of creed, color, age, religion, gender, gender identification, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
  • Threatening or intimidating language, including cyber bullying.
  • Otherwise engaging in disruptive behavior.
Members of the public engaging in disruptive behavior may have their emails blocked (for written comments) or be removed from the meeting (for oral comments). 
TRPC ensures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person based on race, color, national origin, or sex in the provision of benefits and services resulting from its federally assisted programs and activities. For questions regarding TRPC's Title VI Program, you may contact the Department's Title VI Coordinator at 360-956-7575.

If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call us at 360-956-7575 by 10:00 am three days prior to the meeting. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, 711 and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575. is an easy-to-navigate website which includes information on carpooling, vanpooling, rail, air, bus, bike, walking, health, telework and flexible schedules, recreation, and school transportation. Please consider using an alternate mode to attend this meeting: bike, walk, bus, carpool, or vanpool. This facility is served by Intercity Transit Routes 12 and 42.


“Provide Visionary Leadership on Regional Plans, Policies, and Issues.”  

To Support this Mission:
  • Support regional transportation planning consistent with state and federal funding requirements.
  • Address growth management, environmental quality, economic opportunity, and other topics determined by the Council.
  • Assemble and analyze data that support local and regional decision making
  • Act as a “convener”, build regional consensus on issues through information and citizen involvement.
  • Build intergovernmental consensus on regional plans, policies, and issues, and advocate local implementation.


Show up
  • Nothing happens without consistent good attendance by all members.
  • Make sure you have a designated alternate.
Be Prepared
  • Members who are unprepared can’t contribute the best input.
  • Make sure your alternate is prepared if you have to miss a meeting.
  • Share your ideas.
  • Engagement by all members is required for productive discussions.
Be Respectful
  • Create a safe place to ask questions and express views.
  • Diversity is one of TRPC’s strengths. 
Report Back
  • We each represent somebody who thought it wise to spend money to join TRPC.
  • Report back to your jurisdiction, organization or community.
Feel Good
  • TRPC is an effective organization that allows us to address regional issues in a productive way.
  • Take time to recognize and celebrate our successes.