On April 28, 2021, the Thurston County League of Women Voters and Thurston Community Media co-sponsored a virtual forum on “Working with Local Government”. The forum began with a presentation by local journalist, Janine Gates, on the successful decades-long effort to stop the industrialization of the Nisqually River Delta. This effort was fueled by local residents working with their representatives to achieve a broad range of benefits.
The second segment of the event included a panel discussion with four locally elected officials representing Thurston County, and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater. Questions for the panelists were generated from local League members and others in attendance. The common thread of the discussion was how residents can be most effective in influencing outcomes at the local level.
A video-tape recording of the forum can be viewed if you click here.