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Tumwater City Council Meetings

View City Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes

The Tumwater City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, Washington. See map. This is a formal Council meeting for the purpose of conducting official City business and includes public comments; public hearings; presentations; the adoption of ordinances and resolutions, contracts, agreements, and budgets. The City Council has adopted rules of procedure to assist in the orderly conduct of Council business. These meetings are generally televised locally. Meeting videos from the past two years are available at Tumwater Videos On Demand. Visit the City Calendar for meeting schedule or Council Meetings for meeting agendas and minutes.

Council Worksessions

View Council Worksession Agendas & Minutes

The City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Tumwater Fire Department Headquarters Training Room, 311 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, Washington (map). A Worksession is an informal meeting for the purpose of receiving briefings from staff and discussing upcoming programs or significant projects. Worksessions do not include public comment and no final action may be taken at these meetings. Visit Council Worksessions for meeting agendas and minutes.

Tumwater Metropolitan Park District

View Tumwater Metropolitan Park District Agendas & Minutes

The Tumwater Metropolitan Park District is a junior property taxing district with special taxing authority for the management, control, improvement, maintenance, and acquisition of parks, pathways, boulevards, recreational facilities, programs, and services.  Their first meeting will be on October 1,2019 where they will set their annual meeting schedule, bylaws, liability coverage and parks plan.  They will meet at Tumwater City Hall, Council Chambers, 555 Israel Rd. SW, Tumwater, WA.


Council/Committee Meeting Schedule

There are four standing subcommittees of the Tumwater City Council. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Tumwater City Hall and are open to the public. Meeting dates and times vary.  Please see Council Committees for current members and information or the City Calendar for scheduled meetings.

Public Meetings

All meetings are open to the public, except when the Council adjourns into Executive Session, as provided by law, or when Council is legally allowed to meet in closed session. 

Meeting Agendas

The City Council meeting agenda and supporting documents will be posted to the website by the Friday afternoon before the Tuesday Council meeting.

Agendas and supporting documents are available on the City website under each meeting type and from the City Calendar. You can also sign up for e-news at Stay Connected to get Council and Worksession meeting agendas and other City news delivered to your Inbox!

Please note that some agenda items may take some time to download depending on the file size.  For meeting records older than the current year, please go to the Tumwater Records Center to find those records.

Public Participation

Citizens are encouraged to express their opinions on any matter within the Council's authority. Oral presentations and written communications are both appropriate methods of expression during public meetings. Written communications also may be directed to the City Council at City Hall or emailed to

If you want to address an issue that is scheduled for a public hearing, plan to attend the Council meeting and speak during the hearing; if you want to speak to another issue, sign up at the meeting or make yourself known during the “public comment” period held early in each Council meeting.

During the public comment period, speakers must step to the lectern, placed at the front of the room, and state their name and address for the record. Speakers are asked to limit their remarks to no more than three minutes, or no more than five minutes when presenting the official position of a recognized organization. 

Meeting Recordings and Minutes

Audio recordings are made of each City Council meeting. Written minutes summarizing each meeting are also produced and published to the website after approval by the Council. Visit theCity Clerk for more information.


The City of Tumwater takes pride in ensuring that people with disabilities are able to take part in, and benefit from, the range of public programs, services, and activities offered by the City. To request an accommodation or alternate format of communication, please contact the City Clerk by calling (360) 252-5488 or email For vision or hearing impaired services, please contact the Washington State Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-(800)-833-6384. To contact the City’s ADA Coordinator directly, call (360) 754-4128 or email