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.
Upcoming 2020 Vacancies
- Arts Commission: 1
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee: 3
- Design Review Board: 4
- Heritage Commission: 3
- Lodging Tax Advisory Committee: 1
- Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee: 2
- Planning Commission: 1
- Utility Advisory Committee: 3
For general information about Olympia's advisory committees, contact Strategic Communication Director Kellie Purce Braseth at 360.753.8361 or email@example.com.
For information about a specific committee, please contact that committee's staff liaison.