Purpose of the Panels
Sustainable Thurston Panels developed information about various topics that affect short- and long-term quality of life in Thurston County, which became a series of white papers. These panels included 180 residents representing 104 jurisdictions, agencies, organizations, and community groups. These panels identified information, challenges, and some opportunities to overcome challenges, as well as the linkages among topics.
Panels were comprised of leaders in the business, nonprofit and public sectors, representing a wide spectrum of community views and values. Panels each chose a Chairperson to sit on the Task Force and represent their respective topics in the Draft Plan.