TPB Business Recruitment

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Be A Part of the Conversation

Is transportation important to your business? How do your customers and employees travel to your business? Do you have sufficient parking? Can people come to your business on a bus, in a vanpool, on foot, by bike? Can people with varying abilities access your services?

In this time of transition, we see people changing the way they travel and perhaps not traveling at all for business or services. The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) needs your help to create and maintain a transportation system that meets the needs of the residents and businesses in the Thurston Region.  

The TPB seeks individuals who will bring the perspective of private business owners, business associations, and/or economic development to the table. Business representatives typically speak for general business interests, but may also speak for an industry sector, or bring experience from their own business to the regional table. 

Who is the Transportation Policy Board?

The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) advises the Thurston Regional Planning Council on regional transportation policy, planning, and funding. The TPB seeks two business representatives who will serve as full voting members. 

Position Overview

TPB Representation

TPB members reflect the diversity of the region, including rural and urban communities, state government, school districts, Tribes, and transit. Elected officials represent municipal government. TPB representation also includes two community representatives and three business representatives, with full voting status. State legislators from the 2nd, 20th, 22nd, and 35th Legislative Districts serve as ex officio non-voting members  

TPB Expectations

Membership requires an interest in transportation issues, a regional perspective, and a willingness to consider new ideas and opposing viewpoints. Members are expected to prepare for, attend, and actively participate in regular scheduled meetings, and may participate in other ad hoc meetings, committees, and transportation-related events. 

TPB Meetings

The TPB typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., except for August when the TPB is on hiatus.  Occasionally, meetings may extend until 9:00 a.m.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board is holding remote only meetings.  Meetings are open to the public.

Recruitment Objectives

The TPB seeks individuals who will bring the perspective of private business owners, business associations, and/or economic development to the table.  Business representatives typically speak for general business interests, but may also speak for an industry sector, or bring experience from their own business to the regional table.  

Terms of Appointment

TPB members serve for a term of one or two years, with no limit to the number of terms served.

Recruitment Process

Because of the uncertain times, the recruitment has a rolling end date and will be open until both the Business Representative positions are filled. However, to begin the process, interested candidates are encouraged to return their application form by Friday July 31, 2020. Transportation Policy Board members will review applications and determine the need for interviews.