Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee



The Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee (“POCAC”) is a Committee of volunteer citizens selected through an application process as determined by the Port of Olympia Commission. The purpose of this Committee is to provide advice to the Port Commission on tasks as assigned by the Port Commission.

POCAC Meetings


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.


Minutes are also available following approval.

Monthly Meetings

The Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00PM at the following location:

  • Percival Plaza (Olympics Room)
    626 Columbia Street Suite 1-B
    Olympia, WA 98501

Current Committee Members

Joel Hansen31
Deborah Pattin, Chair32
Tom Symoniak22
Cameron Wilson12

To Volunteer on the POCAC Committee

The most recent volunteer application period closed on September 30, 2022.  The Port of Olympia is currently reviewing the applications that were received for membership on the POCAC Committee. 

Applicants must be Thurston County residents.  Criteria for selection are community and economic development activities; past volunteer activities, board or committee experience; private/public work experience; experience or knowledge regarding the Port of Olympia; and reasons for wanting to serve on the POCAC. 

The application form will be made available here during open recruitment periods.


The Committee members shall each serve no more than two (2) continuous three-year terms. Each year the Port Commission shall appoint or reappoint persons to fill the expiring terms, for a full three-year term. At its discretion, the Port Commission will decide when it will fill a vacancy of an unexpired term.  If four or more member’s terms will expire simultaneously, the Port Commission has discretion to establish a different schedule for the appointments or reappointments to prevent simultaneous expirations.


For more information, please contact the Port’s Executive and Commission Coordinator.

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