FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 23, 2022

CONTACT:  Karen Parkhurst, Planning & Policy Director   |  360.741.2522

Transportation Policy Board Looking for Business and Community Representatives

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Interested in talking transportation? The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) - a subcommittee of the Thurston Regional Planning Council - seeks two (2) Community Representatives and three (3) Business Representatives to serve as full voting members on an active committee with engaged and dedicated elected officials and staff. 

We need diverse business and community voices at the Transportation Policy Board table – people who care about our community and want to improve the transportation system. The system provides a variety of ways for people to travel to jobs and school, access essential services, and do business in our community. Decisions about our transportation system can also impact health, equity, tourism, and the environment. The Board discusses topics that include state and federal transportation legislation, autonomous vehicles and flying cars, distribution of federal funding, increasing equity in decision-making, trails, and telework on the Capitol Campus.  

"It’s very important for business people to be involved in the major funding decisions involving transportation and growth in our county. It’s not a responsibility to be taken lightly. I served for 4 years on the Transportation Policy Board and found it an extremely valuable experience. I encourage anyone interested in making a difference in economic development in our area to join the TPB as one of 3 Business Representatives. To help direct the conversation and affect policy, we need your voice."  - Former TPB Business Representative  

The recruitment is open until the positions are filled, with a suggested initial deadline of March 18, 2022.  

For more information, and to apply, visit our website: 

The TPB meets on the second (2nd) Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m., with a hiatus in August. At this time, all meetings are remote.  

For further information, contact Karen Parkhurst, Planning and Policy Director, Thurston Regional Planning Council, (360) 956-7575.

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