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

Town of BucodaRobert Gordon
City of Lacey
Robin Vazquez
City of Olympia
Clark Gilman, Vice Chair
City of Rainier
Dennis McVey
City of Tenino
John O'Callahan
City of Tumwater
Eileen Swarthout
City of Yelm
Joe DePinto, Secretary
Thurston County
Gary Edwards
Intercity Transit
Debbie Sullivan
LOTT Clean Water Alliance
Carolyn Cox
Port of Olympia
Amy Evans Harding
PUD No. 1 of Thurston County
Russ Olsen
Olympia School District
Hilary Seidel, Chair
North Thurston Public Schools
Graeme Sackrison
Tumwater School DistrictMel 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
Liberty Hetzler
Puget Sound Regional Council
Josh Brown
Timberland Regional Library
Cheryl Heywood
The Evergreen State College
Scott Morgan
Thurston Conservation DistrictHelen Wheatley