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  1. Climate Advisory Workgroup
  2. Climate Action Steering Committee


Be A Part of the Conversation - Serve on the Workgroup

We are looking for people to serve on the Thurston Climate Advisory Workgroup. The Workgroup will act as a community stakeholder committee to support the implementation of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan. This plan was a joint effort of Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater to create greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals by 2030 and 2050.

Who can get involved?

Anyone is welcome to apply. Priority will be given to applicants with the following expertise, whether through life experience, interest, education, or work experience. The workgroup welcomes members with diverse backgrounds who are interested in but have little to no experience in climate issues.

Priority Expertise Areas (formal education or work experience not required):

  • Climate mitigation, environment, growth management, or community design advocates
  • Environmental justice advocates or community members disproportionately affected by climate change, including people of color and people of low-income
  • Local government agencies and utilities 
  • Residential or commercial developers, builders, realtors, property owners, or managers
  • Nonprofit housing providers
  • Tribal member – application not required, please contact  
  • Youth (are you under the age of 18?)


Duties: Discuss the annual work program, annual report, and other proposals that the Climate Action Steering Committee are reviewing

Meetings: Up to six, two-hour meetings annually which will be held virtually or in-person in Olympia at TRPC. Meeting times and dates will be chosen after recruitment ends.

Terms: Three (3) years with the option to reapply (youth can serve shorter terms)

Compensation: Option to request $50/meeting unless you are being paid by your employer to attend meetings 


Apply online or contact or (360) 956-7575 for translations, paper copies, or questions. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2022.

Contact Us

  1. Allison Osterberg, Senior Planner

    Thurston Regional Planning Council
    2411 Chandler Court SW
    Olympia, WA 98502
    Ph: 360-956-7575