The Port of Olympia is a municipal corporation governed by 3 elected commissioners who set policies and objectives. Each commissioner represents a district within Thurston county and serves a 4-year term. The commissioners appoint the Port's executive director, who is responsible for the ongoing management of the Port's enterprises and facilities.

All regular Commission meetings are recorded and available on the Ports website.  Recordings are also televised by TCTV, Thurston County's community television station.  Please visit TCTV's website for the schedule of showtimes  The public is invited to give public testimony and comment on items on the agenda or of interest to the public at the Monday evening meetings.  The Thursday afternoon meetings are open to the public, but public comment is not generally taken.


  • 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month
  • 2:30 p.m. Thursday before the fourth Monday of each month
  • Percival Plaza (Olympics Room)
    626 Columbia Street NW, Suite 1-B
    Olympia, WA 98501
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Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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*Meeting packets are generally posted one week in advance and are subject to change.


Minutes are available following approval.
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Resolutions are also available following approval.
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Port of Olympia Strategic Plan

On March 13, 2017 the Port of Olympia Commission unanimously approved Resolution 2017-03 concerning the Port's Strategic Plan. View more information.

Commission Goals

On August 28, 2017, the Port Commission adopted the Commission Goals in support of the Port's Strategic Plan.
View the Commission Goals

Commission Special Projects

On February 26, 2018, the Port Commission approved five special projects that support Thurston County agriculture, honor a local Tribal leader, and give constituents a direct say in future Port initiatives.
Read about the Special Projects

Commission Meeting Videos

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Due to limited storage capacity older videos automatically go into archives. Please contact Jessie Bensley at or 360-528-8014 to request a copy of an older meeting.

Commissioner Chats

Commissioner Zita
October 26, 2018 4:30-6:00 PM
United Churches, Chapel 110-11th Street SE, Olympia WA

Special Reports
Port Commission Conflict of Interest Investigation Reports

Executive Director Succession Plan


Joe Downing

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Bill McGregor

Commissioner McGregor

E.J. Zita

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