Utility Advisory Committee

COVID-19 Impacts

City Boards and Commissions will be hold their meetings online until further notice.

Next UAC Meeting: October 1, 2020 at  5:30 pm - Via video conference.

Register in advance for the UAC meeting:


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The Utility Advisory Committee (UAC) was established in 1998 to act as a public advisor to the City Council, the City Manager's office and the Public Works Department on utility policy matters for the City's four public utilities: Water, Wastewater, Storm and Surface Water, and Waste ReSources. In consultation with Public Works staff, the UAC makes recommendations on items, such as establishing rates based on levels of service and revenues, that are critical in supporting utility operations and infrastructure.

Click on the links below to review the UAC's 2020-2021 work plan:

Meeting Information

The Utility Advisory Committee normally meets the 1st Thursday of the month, at 5:40 p.m., in Olympia City Hall Room 207, 601 4th Avenue East (unless otherwise noted below). Boards and commissions will be hold their meetings online until further notice.

  • February 6
  • March 5
  • April 2 - Cancelled
  • May 7 - Cancelled
  • Special Meeting: May 21 - Via video conference.
  • June 4, 5:30 pm - Via video conference.
  • August 6 - Via video conference.
  • September 3 - Via video conference.
  • October 1 - Via video conference. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85869612268?pwd=VnZEdVc4aUFkK3N2bDR4b0xBRFFKdz09
  • November 5
  • December 3

Get additional meeting details, agendas, and minutes on our online meeting calendar.


Nine members of which a majority reside in the City of Olympia or Olympia's Urban Growth area:

  • Mike Buffo, Chair - term expires 2021
  • Michael Bradley - term expires 2023
  • Dennis Bloom - term expires 2021
  • Donald Krug - term expires 2023
  • Kristin Lamson - term expires 2023
  • Cullen Stephenson, Vice Chair - term expires 2022
  • Arland D. Schneider - term expires 2021
  • Roger Wilson - term expires 2022
  • Pat Vernon - term expires 2022


Contact Staff Liaison, Eric Christensen, 360.570.3741 or publicworks@ci.olympia.wa.us