Regional Officials and Boards of Thurston County


  1. Port of Olympia Commissioners
  2. Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Thurston County (LOTT) Clean Water Alliance
  3. Thurston Regional Planning Council
  4. Law and Justice Council


Port of Olympia board of commissioners

The Port of Olympia is a municipal corporation serving all of Thurston County. It is 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.

As with the Board of County Commissioners, Port Commissioners live in and are nominated by the voters of delineated districts (which in the case of Thurston County match the districts for County Commissioners), and are then elected in district-wide voting.


District 1 Port Commissioner Joe Downing

  • Phone: (360) 810-1307
  • Email:

District 2 Port Commissioner Bill McGregor

  • Phone: (360) 918-1386
  • Email:

District 3 Port Commissioner E.J. Zita

  • Phone: (360) 481-9315
  • Email:


Port Executive Director Ed Galligan

  • Website
  • Phone: (360) 528-8000
  • Address: 606 Columbia St NW, Ste 300, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Email:


Links to Other Port Authority Information from the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA):

Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Thurston County (LOTT) Clean Water Alliance

The stated mission of the LOTT Clean Water Alliance is "to preserve and protect public health and the environment by cleaning and restoring water resources for our communities." LOTT provides wastewater management services in the area of north Thurston County.

Thurston Regional Planning Council

The Thurston Regional Planning Council consists of decision-makers from 22 jurisdictions and organizations in the County. It seeks to provide information regarding the region and its emerging planning issues, and it meets monthly to address challenges related to the region’s growth.

Law and Justice Council

The Thurston County Law and Justice Council was established pursuant to RCW 72.09.300 "to provide an interjurisdictional forum for consideration of initiatives and resources to improve criminal justice services, enhance public safety, and reduce crime throughout Thurston County."  The council is generally scheduled for meeting every other month on the third Thursday of the month, but no agenda or meeting minutes are available since November 2017.