Our Members

Membership Structure

The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is comprised of elected officials from jurisdictions and organizations in the Thurston region. Members meet monthly to discuss topics important to the area’s growth and quality of life. Please see the calendar for a listing of council meetings, dates and times.

Regional Coordination

Along with the development and implementation of numerous studies and projects, the Thurston Regional Planning Council plays a strong role in the regional coordination and facilitation on many subjects:
  • Coordination between jurisdictions, citizens, businesses, and other interests to plan a direction for the region's future
  • Exploring issues and opportunities, and evaluating the consequences of choices both big and small
  • Weighing alternatives and prioritizing between important and sometimes competing options, making difficult decisions, and at times, having to reconsider a decision
  • Looking at the region and seeing not individual planning elements, but integrating ideas and visions for community livability, environmental quality, social equity, fiscal responsibility, economic vitality – across whole generations
Member Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction Member
Town of Bucoda Alan Carr
City of Lacey
Malcolm Miller
City of Olympia
Clark Gilman, Secretary
City of Rainier
Dennis McVey
City of Tenino
Cutter Copeland
City of Tumwater
Debbie Sullivan
City of Yelm
JW Foster, Chair
Thurston County
Gary Edwards
Intercity Transit
Carolyn Cox
LOTT Clean Water Alliance
Cynthia Pratt, Vice Chair
Port of Olympia
EJ Zita
PUD No. 1 of Thurston County
Chris Stearns
Olympia School District
Hilary Seidel
North Thurston Public Schools
Gretchen Maliska
Tumwater School District Mel Murray
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
Amy Loudermilk
Nisqually Indian Tribe
David Iyall
Associate Members
Thurston County Economic Development Council
Michael Cade
Lacey Fire District #3
Rick Kelling
Puget Sound Regional Council
Josh Brown
Timberland Regional Library
Cheryl Heywood
The Evergreen State College
Scott Morgan
Thurston Conservation District Helen Wheatley