Transportation Policy Board

The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) is the principal advisory body to the Council on all matters of regional transportation planning. Its members evaluate a wide range of economic, environmental, and social issues and studies as they relate to transportation and provide informed recommendations to Council.


  • Typically, the 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • TRPC Meeting Room A

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The Transportation Policy Board Bylaws establish operating procedures for the Board. 
Transportation Policy Board Bylaws


Members include representatives from all voting members of the Council in addition to representatives from Washington State Department of Transportation Regional Office, the Port of Olympia, Intercity Transit, up to three representatives of major employers or businesses, two citizen representatives, and one state agency representative. Any members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate whose districts are wholly or partly within the boundaries of Thurston County are considered ex officio, nonvoting members of TPB (2nd, 20th, 22nd, and 35th legislative districts).

  • Andy Ryder, Chair, City of Lacey
  • Graeme Sackrison, Vice Chair, Citizen Representative (term expires Feb 2020)
  • Tye Menser, Thurston County
  • Clark Gilman, City of Olympia
  • John O'Callahan, City of Tenino
  • Pete Kmet, City of Tumwater
  • Jonathan Stephenson, City of Rainier
  • Tracey Wood, City of Yelm
  •  Amy Loudermilk, Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
  • Heidi Thomas, Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • Don Melnick, Intercity Transit
  • Joe Downing, Port of Olympia
  • Pending, Thurston Economic Development Council
  • Joseph Perez, WA State Dept. of Transportation - Olympic Region
  • Kevin Dragon, WA State Dept. of Enterprise Services, State Agency Representative
  • John Suessman, North Thurston Public Schools
  • Kevin Pestinger, Citizen Representative (term expires Nov 2019)
  • Doug DeForest, Emeritus Business Representative (term expires Feb 2021)
  • Renee Radcliff Sinclair, Business Representative (term expires Nov 2019)
  • Angela White, Business Representative (term expires Nov 2019)

Ex Officio Members - Washington State Legislature

2nd Legislative District

  • Senator Randi Becker
  • Representative Andrew Barkis 
  • Representative J.T. Wilcox

20th Legislative District

  • Senator John Braun
  • Representative Ed Orcutt
  • Representative Richard DeBolt

22nd Legislative District

  • Senator Sam Hunt
  • Representative Laurie Dolan
  • Representative Beth Doglio

35th Legislative District

  • Senator Tim Sheldon
  • Representative Drew MacEwen
  • Representative Dan Griffey

TPB Contact

  1. Karen Parkhurst

    Planning & Policy Director

    Thurston Regional Planning Council
    2424 Heritage Court SW, Suite A
    Olympia, WA 98502
    Ph: 360-956-7575