• 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
    Driving Directions


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.


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.

Commission Meeting Videos

The Port of Olympia has experienced technical difficulties with its video recording system. We are aware of this matter and are working with our vendor to resolve the technical issue (video not re-starting after meeting break pause) as quickly as we can.

Our Meeting Recorder is producing meeting minutes which serve as the official public record for all Commission meetings. Video or audio recordings are not required, but rather a value-added service we provide in order to facilitate public access to Port discussions and decisions. We regret the glitch and will work to resolve it promptly, but can assure you a formal record will be produced and posted.

The video for the November 13, 2017 Commission meeting is on our website in full. “Commission Meeting Part 1” freezes at the 2 hour 22 minute mark. The audio from the remainder of the meeting is available and is listed on our website as “Commission Meeting Part 2 Audio Only”. Some systems take a while for the videos to load and they are best viewed through Internet Explorer.

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.

Read letter from AV CaptureAll about video malfunction

Commissioner Chats

Commissioner Joe Downing, January 24, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Olympics Room, 626 Columbia Street Suite 1B, Olympia

Special Commission Meeting Presentations

9/18/2014 Governance and Legal Issues for Port Commissioners


Joe Downing

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Bill McGregor

Commissioner McGregor

E.J. Zita

Zita Photo for the Website