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March 1, 2024
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

In-person meeting. For anyone without the ability to access the meeting in-person, TRPC will provide a remote option via Zoom.

2411 Chandler Court SW
Olympia, WA 98502
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Thurston Regional Planning Council

Friday, March 1, 2024


Thurston Regional Planning Council
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 8:30-11:00 am     
2411 Chandler Court SW
Olympia, WA 98502 
In-person meeting with a remote option available.

Watch the meeting live on Facebook:
Public: To register to attend the meeting remotely, click on: .  
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Council members will be pre-registered and will receive a separate link to join the meeting if they are unable to attend in-person.

OPENING - 8:30 am 

1.Call to Order


3. Approval of AgendaACTION

4.Consent CalendarACTION

a. Approval of Minutes (Attachment) - February 2, 2024
  b. Approval of Vouchers (Attachment) - February 2024
  5. 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, February 29, 2024.
  • For written public comment, please provide:  1) your name and address and 2) your comments, and send them to comments received by the deadline will be provided to the Council prior to the meeting.
  • Commenters may attend the meeting in person or choose the remote option. For either, please register through this link:    .
1) Check the box indicating you wish to provide public comment; and 2) list a general topic. The Chair may accept public comment from individuals that did not pre-register after registered public comment has been provided. The Chair may also limit oral public comment to three minutes or less, depending on the meeting agenda and number of people wishing to comment.
10 min
6.Outgoing Councilmember Recognition: Clark Gilman - Robin Vazquez, Chair
10 min. discussion.
10 min
7.Thurston Regional Planning Council January and February 2025 Meeting Dates (Attachment) – Robin Vazquez, Chair
10 min. discussion.
20 min
8.Growth Management Act (GMA) Housing Need Allocations (Attachment) - Allison Osterberg, TRPC, and Michael Ambrogi, TRPC
10 min. presentation, 10 min. discussion.
9:20 am
35 min
9.Thurston County's Economic Journey: Current Conditions and Exciting Opportunities (Attachment) - Michael Cade, Thurston EDC, and Gene Angel, Thurston EDC
20 min. presentation, 15 min. discussion.
5 min. 
30 min.
11.Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Climate Change Updates (Attachment) - Marc Daily, TRPC
20 min. presentation, 10 min. discussion 
10 min
12.Executive Director's ReportINFORMATION
10 min
13.Report from Outside Committee Assignments (Attachment) - Chris Stearns, Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy BoardINFORMATION
10 min
14.Member Check-In - Chair VazquezINFORMATION
Additional Informational Enclosures:

Note: For anyone without the ability to access the meeting remotely, 
TRPC will provide access at 2411 Chandler Court SW, Olympia, WA 98502.
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). 
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 If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call us at 360-956-7575 by 10:00 am 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. is an easy-to-navigate website which includes information on carpooling, vanpooling, rail, air, bus, bike, walking, health, telework and flexible schedules, recreation, and school transportation. Please consider using an alternate mode to attend this meeting: bike, walk, bus, carpool, or vanpool. This facility is served by Intercity Transit Routes 12 and 42.


“Provide visionary, collaborative leadership on regional plans, policies, and issues for the benefit of all Thurston region residents.”  

To Support this Mission:               
  • Conduct regional transportation planning consistent with state and federal requirements 
  • Address growth management, environmental quality, economic opportunity, and other topics to sustain and enhance the region’s quality of life
  • Assemble and analyze data that support informed local and regional decision making 
  • Act as a “convener” to build regional consensus on issues through information and inclusive public involvement
  • Build intergovernmental consensus on regional plans, policies, and issues in support of local implementation


Show up
  • Nothing happens without consistent good attendance by all members.
  • Make sure you have a designated alternate.
Be Prepared
  • Members who are unprepared can’t contribute the best input.
  • Make sure your alternate is prepared if you have to miss a meeting.
  • Share your ideas.
  • Engagement by all members is required for productive discussions.
Be Respectful
  • Create a safe place to ask questions and express views.
  • Diversity is one of TRPC’s strengths. 
Report Back
  • We each represent somebody who thought it wise to spend money to join TRPC.
  • Report back to your jurisdiction, organization or community.
Feel Good
  • TRPC is an effective organization that allows us to address regional issues in a productive way.
  • Take time to recognize and celebrate our successes.

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