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Planning Commission

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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. Meghan Sullivan (Chair)
2. Jessica Hausman (Vice Chair)   11/1/2020
3. Nancy Stevenson
4. Terry Kirkpatrick   11/1/2023
5. Nam Nguyen
6. Elizabeth Robbins
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).

2020 Meetings


Meeting Type



07-14-2020  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   
06-23-2020 Regular Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes 
06-09-2020 Regular Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes 
05-26-2020 Regular Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes
05-12-2020 Regular Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes
04-28-2020 Meeting Cancelled    
04-14-2020 Meeting Cancelled    
03-24-2020 Meeting Cancelled    
03-10-2020 Joint Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes
02-25-2020 Regular Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes
02-11-2020 Joint

Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)

Minutes - Joint
Minutes - Regular

01-28-2020 Regular Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes
01-14-2020 Regular Meeting Cancelled - No Quorum  

Past Meetings

For your convenience, meeting records from the past year are available on the City's website. See 2019 Planning Commission Meetings for meeting materials from older meetings. For meeting records from prior years, search the Tumwater Records Center


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