Advisory Committees

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The City is looking for citizens interested in filling vacancies on a number of City advisory committees. Membership terms generally run for three years.

The application period is open now through Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. Apply by clicking the Vacancies tab below.

About Advisory Committees

Meeting of the City's Utility Advisory CommitteeAdvisory 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.

Applications for Advisory Committee appointments are accepted from November to January each year. NOTE: You must live within Olympia's City limits to serve on a board or commission.

Learn more about each of the City's Advisory Committees below.


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.