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Tumwater Planning Commission

The Planning Commission acts as an advisory body to the Council on all land use, comprehensive planning issues, and any other interesting items which the Council feels may need Planning Commission review. The Commission is an integral part of the implementation of the Growth Management Act. The Commission was created in accordance with RCW Chapter 35.63 and Tumwater Municipal Code (TMC) Chapter 2.56.

Public Notices

Terms & Membership

The Planning Commission consists of nine members who serve four-year terms and are appointed by the Mayor with confirmation of the City Council. TMC 2.56 requires that members reside within the City limits, and one member may reside within the City limits or the Tumwater UGA. In accordance with State law, Planning Commissioners are unpaid volunteers.

 Commission Members    Term Expiration
1. Jessica Hausman (Chair)
2. Meghan Sullivan (Vice Chair)
3. Nancy Stevenson
4. Terry Kirkpatrick   11/1/2019
5. Nam Nguyen
6. Richard Manugian
7. Joel Hansen
8. Doty Catlin
9. Michael Tobias


To apply for a vacant position, visit Advisory Boards and download an application form.


For questions about the Planning Commission, contact the Community Development Department at (360) 754-4180 or

Planning Commission Meetings

Regular meetings are scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (map).

2019 Meetings

Date Meeting Type Agenda Minutes 
09-24-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   
09-10-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   
08-27-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) - No Quorum
08-13-2019  Meeting Cancelled     
07-23-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes   
07-09-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)
06-25-2019  Meeting Cancelled    
06-11-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
05-28-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
05-14-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
04-23-2019  Meeting Cancelled     
04-09-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
03-26-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
03-12-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
02-26-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
02-12-2019  Regular Meeting Cancelled  
01-22-2019  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
01-08-2019 Regular Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes 

Past Meetings

For your convenience, meeting records from the past year are available on the City's website. See 2018 Planning Commission meetings for meeting materials from older meetings. For meeting records from prior years, search the Tumwater Records Center


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