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December 4, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Thurston Regional Planning Council

Friday, December 4, 2020


Thurston Regional Planning Council
Friday, December 4, 2020  – 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Zoom Teleconference Meeting

In order to comply with the Governor’s guidance to “Stay Home and Stay Healthy” and in keeping with the Proclamation by the Governor Amending Proclamation 20-05 Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act issued on March 24th 2020, participation in the TRPC meeting will be through remote access only.

Watch the meeting live on Facebook:

To register to attend the meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: Council members will be pre-registered and will receive a separate link to join the meeting.

OPENING – 8:30 a.m.



Call to Order








Approval of Agenda




Consent Calendar





Approval of Minutes (Attachment) – November 6, 2020





Approval of Vouchers (Attachment) – November 2020





Approval of TRPC 2021 Work Program (Attachment)





Public Comment Period

Public comment for this meeting will be accepted in written and oral format.

  • The deadline for submitting written public comments or registering for oral public comment at the meeting is noon (12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time) the day preceding the meeting, December 3, 2020.
  • For written public comment, please provide:  1) your name and address and 2) your comments, and send them to Written comments received by the deadline will be provided to the Council prior to the meeting.

To register for oral public comment, please use this link:

1) check the box indicating you wish to provide public comment; and 2) list a general topic.  The Chair may limit oral public comment to three minutes or less, depending on the meeting agenda and number of people wishing to comment




8:40 am
10 min


Recognition & Staff Anniversaries – Chair JW Foster


8:50 am

5 min


Appointment of Executive Director’s Evaluation Committee (Attachment) – Chair JW Foster


8:55 am

20 min


Rural Community Support Program Call for Projects - Awards (Attachment) (Presentation) – Paul Brewster, TRPC


9:15 am

40 min


I-5 and the Nisqually River Delta (Attachment) (Presentation) – David Troutt, Nisqually Indian Tribe


9:55 am

30 min


The 2020 Profile (Attachment) (Presentation) – Katrina Van Every, TRPC


10:25 am


Report from Outside Committee Assignments (Oral/Written Report)


10:35 am


Executive Director’s Report


10:45 am


Member Check In –Chair JW Foster


11:00 am




Additional Informational Enclosures:

  • TPB Minutes (available upon request)
  • Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Area Cost of Living Index, Third Quarter, 2020



January 8, 2020


Public Comment:

The following is not acceptable as either written or oral public comment and is considered disruptive behavior.

Promoting or advertising commercial services, entities or products.

  • Supporting or opposing political candidates or ballot propositions.
  • Distributing obscene content.
  • Engaging in illegal activity or encouragement of illegal activity.
  • Promoting, fostering or perpetuating discrimination on the basis of creed, color, age, religion, gender, gender identification, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
  • Threatening or intimidating language, including cyber bullying.
  • Otherwise engaging in disruptive behavior.

Members of the public engaging in disruptive behavior may have their emails blocked (for written comments) or be removed from the meeting (for oral comments).

Thurston Regional Planning Council ensures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person based on race, color, national origin, or sex in the provision of benefits and services resulting from its federally assisted programs and activities.  For questions regarding TRPC's Title VI Program, you may contact the Title VI Coordinator at 360.956.7575 or email

If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call us at 360.956.7575 by 10:00 a.m. three days prior to the meeting.  Ask for the ADA Coordinator. 
For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, 711 and ask the operator to dial 360.956.7575.

TRPC's mission is to

“Provide Visionary Leadership on Regional Plans, Policies, and Issues.”  

To Support this Mission:

  • Support regional transportation planning consistent with state and federal funding requirements.
  • Address growth management, environmental quality, economic opportunity, and other topics determined by the Council.
  • Assemble and analyze data that support local and regional decision making
  • Act as a “convener”, build regional consensus on issues through information and citizen involvement.
  • Build intergovernmental consensus on regional plans, policies, and issues, and advocate local implementation.