Agency Mission

Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is a 23-member intergovernmental board made up of local governmental jurisdictions within Thurston County, plus the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation and the Nisqually Indian Tribe. The council was established in 1967 under RCW 36.70.060, which authorized creation of regional planning councils.

TRPC’s mission is to “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” to build regional consensus on issues through information and citizen involvement
  • Build intergovernmental consensus on regional plans, policies, and issues, and advocate local implementation