Call For Applications For Thurston County Salary Commission Openings

The Board of County Commissioners is currently looking for Thurston County citizens who are interested in serving on the Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials. This commission, also known as the Salary Commission, sets the salaries of the Thurston County Commissioners and makes recommendations to them regarding the salaries of the elected Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Coroner, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer.

The Salary Commission is comprised of ten members—six members who are selected at random by the Thurston County Auditor, and four members who are selected by the county commissioners. There are currently four vacancies for the positions appointed by county commissioners. County commissioners are seeking candidates with personnel management experience in at least one of four sectors of the community—business, legal, professional personnel management, and organized labor.


Public Comment Invited on Thurston County Preliminary Docket For Comp Plan Amendments

The 2014-2015 Preliminary Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments is now available to the public for review and written comment. The preliminary docket is a list of proposed changes to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan. Comments on the preliminary docket must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 2.


Martin Way & College Sewer Main Project

LACEY, WA, September 17, 2014: A sewer main installation project is scheduled to begin this week on Martin Way between College Street and I-5, and in an easement behind the LaQuinta Inn in Lacey. No interruptions to sewer service are anticipated during the estimated five week work period.

The project was awarded to Northwest Cascade Inc. of Puyallup and includes the installation of approximately 565 feet of sewer main across Martin Way. It also includes connections to existing sewer systems, sewer main abandonments, and pavement and lawn restorations.


Ron Sims To Speak at Leadership Lecture

Ron Sims to discuss his role in establishing the Affordable Care Act in Washington as guest speaker for the Saint Martin’s University Leadership Lecture Series. LACEY, Wash. –  Ron Sims, who is charged with overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” in Washington state, is the guest speaker for the Fall 2014-2015 Saint Martin’s University Leadership Lecture Series.

Sims, chair of the Washington Health Benefit and Exchange Board, will kick off this year’s Leadership Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 1, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., in the Norman Worthington Conference Center, located on the Lacey campus at 5300 Pacific Avenue SE.