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What's Happening in Olympia

  • Suspect of September 4th Shooting Arrested

    We are grateful to hear an arrest has been made in the September 4 shooting at the Intercity Transit Center, and that it was done safely.  Our thanks to the investigators in the Olympia Police Department for their work on this case. Their work is ongoing as they continue to investigate the multiple reported assaults from September 4.  With an alleged shooter identified and in custody, we hope our community can find some sense of relief after the tensions of the past few weeks. We ask the community for their patience as the other investigations continue. Read the arrest notification

  • COVID Utility Relief

    Learn about financial relief programs available for residential and commercial customers affected by COVID-19 on COVID Utility Relief page.

  • City Council returning to remote meetings

    With COVID-19 cases on the rise in the community, the Olympia City Council will once again hold its regular meetings remotely over Zoom starting August 10. More...

  • Annual Report Available

    Our 2020 annual report highlights stories of resilience, innovation & grit. Read it now...

  • Guiding principles for demonstrations and crowd control

    In light of the 70+ demonstrations the Olympia Police Department responded to in 2020, they produced the following guidelines and future actions needed to share with the community regarding how OPD plans for and approaches demonstrations. View...

  • Police reform statement

    Read City Manager Jay Burney’s statement on police response and HB 1310. More...

  • Reimagining Public Safety

    We are launching a community-led process to reimagine our public safety system. Reimagining Public Safety focuses on all elements of Olympia’s criminal justice system including: policing, corrections, prosecution, public defense and courts. Learn more and get involved on Engage Olympia.

  • City Hall hours

    The City Hall lobby is now open for customer service from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Face coverings are required for unvaccinated customers for their safety and the safety of others. Customers who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear face coverings or physically distance when seeking services.

  • Meetings

    Agendas and Minutes for City Council and most advisory committees.