Advisory Committees

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About Advisory Committees

Advisory committees are a structured way for individual citizens to share their opinions and perspectives, study issues, and develop recommendations in a focused small group.

Their primary purpose is to provide judicious advice, from a citizen perspective, to the Olympia City Council.

Committee activities may include study of critical issues, hearing public testimony, independent research, and reviewing staff reports and recommendations - all of which is intended so that the committee is prepared to discuss, formulate, and forward well-developed, thoughtful recommendations to the City Council in a timely manner.

Join an Advisory Committee

Applications for Advisory Committee appointments are accepted from November to January each year.


For general information about Olympia's advisory committees, contact Strategic Communication Director Kellie Purce Braseth at 360.753.8361 or

For information about a specific committee, please contact that committee's staff liaison.