Posted on Apr 29, 2019
ADU Lacey Powerpoint Presentation 2/4/2020
See this presentation for how the ADU program is working in the city of Lacey! documents/en-ca/07beb223-4719-4aa5-85d3-eece1f110e34/1 
Mike Matlock- City of Tumwater Planning Dept
November 12, 2019
Mike came in and talked about all the new permits that have been approved for development in Tumwater in 2020. to see a list of everything that is under construction or permits approved, please go to this link:  documents/en-ca/66baa4d8-fec2-4371-a517-f8ecdf0c27a0/1 
Shannon Shula- Thurston County Community Planning
Shannon came in and talked about community planning and gave us some great ways to get involved and where to go to find out more information on permits and planning. Here is a list of helpful links including Thurston Permitting, planning and Geodata:  documents/en-ca/2d4a0677-54e2-4f59-9270-057c37172aef/1 
July 30, 2019
Craig Chance/ Housing Authority
See attached presentation from Craig from the Housing Authority, it talks about who they are and what they do and who they serve in the community. 
June 11, 2019
Robert Owens/Lori Bailey- Real World Security and Self Defense Solutions
Self Defense tips for a safer home showing.
Robert and Lori showed us some invaluable self defense tips for a safer showing of homes, they also talked about what they teach in their 6 hour seminar for self defense tricks. See below for important things to remember when showing houses. 
June 4, 2019
Deb Clemmons- Superintendent North Thurston Schools
Deb talked about the children that are homeless or on the verge of homelessness and what North Thurston School district is doing to help all kids achieve attendance in schools and graduation. See below for powerpoint presentation with staggering statistics in our county for children at risk. 
Mindy Ruelie
Community Foundation of South Sound
Mindy spoke about how to get involved in the Community foundation and how they manage the funds and how you can get your own fund with them and pick how you would like to distribute the money to different charities of your choice. They give out 1.4 million yearly in grants and scholarships in Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties. They are also part of the Give Local campaign. If you would like to get involved contact Mindy. 

Brad Medrud and Heidi Behrunds

City of Tumwater



Brad and Heidi spoke about the homelessness issue in Tumwater and Thurston county, the point in time census, affordable housing and the new Craft District.  See below for their power point demonstration with statistics for our county. 


Ryan Andrews
Planning Manager/City of Lacey
Ryan Andrews the Planning Manager for City of Lacey came in and spoke about the affordable housing strategy in Lacey. Rental prices are going up, but unfortunately incomes are not.  See the link here for what their plan is.





Trevor Zandell

Phillip Burgess Law office



Trevor Zandell came in and spoke about the CIC or Washington Uniform common Interest Ownership Act which is a consumer protection act for HOA's, PUD's and Condos created after July 1, 2018.  See below powerpoint presentation for the bills and where you can go to keep up on the legislation.