City Council Priorities

Olympia is a safe, healthy and resilient community

  • Support and encourage respectful, inclusive civic engagement
  • Support a quality education
  • Provide transportation choices
  • Support comprehensive wellness, including parks, recreations, arts and more
  • Provide quality support for those in need
  • Support responsive emergency services for all

Downtown is a regional center for recreation, commerce and business, as well as a vibrant and growing neighborhood

  • Support a vibrant and attractive urban destination
  • Support a mix of urban housing options
  • Support a variety of business enterprises
  • Support our cultural institutions and historic resources

Olympia’s economy provides opportunities for all residents to meet their life needs

  • Support a stable and growing economy
  • Support creation of family-wage jobs
  • Support quality infrastructure
  • Support arts and entertainment
  • Support local food production, products and services

Olympia’s environment is a treasured asset

  • Protect and enhance our water and air quality
  • Support a close connection with nature
  • Support preservation of quality natural areas
  • Work toward a toxic-free community
  • Strive to become waste free

Olympia’s neighborhoods are strong, welcoming and engaged

  • Support distinctive places and spaces
  • Support safe and welcoming places to live
  • Provide planning for thoughtful growth
  • Provide nearby opportunities for goods, services and gathering places


Contact Jay Burney, Assistant City Manager at 360.753.8447 or