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Animal Services is jointly operated by the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and unincorporated Thurston County. This arrangement allows the jurisdictions to share resources and provide the highest quality of service to the community and its pets.

Vision:    Our vision is to build a safe and humane community for humans and animals

Mission:  To foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all

               animals through learning, legislation and leadership.

 Goals:    Ensure and advocate for animal welfare, Promote public safety, Support responsible

               Animal Ownership



2017 JASCOM Board Members:

Chair: Nicole Hill
City of Tumwater, 555 Israel Rd SW, Tumwater, WA  98501
Email: nhill@ci.tumwater.wa.us  Phone (360) 754-4120

Vice-Chair: Jessica Bateman
City of Olympia, PO Box 1967, Olympia, WA  98507-1967
Email: jbateman@ci.olympia.wa.us  Phone: (360) 810-0011

John Hutchings
Thurston County, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Rm 269, Olympia, WA  98501
Email: hutchjf@co.thurston.wa.us  Phone: (360) 357-2470

Jason Hearn
City of Lacey, 420 College St SE, Lacey, WA  98503
Email: jhearn@ci.lacey.wa.us  Phone: (360) 491-3214

Dr. Kristin Ripka, South Sound Veterinary community
Doug Howie, Thurston County Humane Society

Meeting Schedule for 2017

JASCOM (Joint Animal Services Commission) meets each month to establish goals, discuss various animal-related issues and act on matters as necessary. If you would like to attend a meeting, please call or EMAIL Animal Services’ Executive Director, Ric Torgerson, to verify that the meeting date, time and location are correct. Ric’s phone number is (360) 352-2510, ext. 1006.

Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at Lacey City Hall, Executive Boardroom, 420 College St SE, Lacey, WA, unless otherwise posted.

Next Meeting

December 7, 2017:  The Joint Animal Services Commission will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Lacey City Hall, 420 College St. SE, Lacey.

For additional information, contact Executive Director Ric Torgerson at (360) 352-2510, ext. 1006.

Agenda Packets

December 3, 2015 January 7, 2016 February 4, 2016
March 3, 2016 April 7, 2016 May 5, 2016
June 9, 2016 July 7, 2016 August 20, 2016
October 20, 2016 November 3, 2016 December 1, 2016
January 5, 2017 March 9, 2017 April 6, 2017
May 31, 2017 July 6, 2017 August 3, 2017
September 7, 2017 October 5, 2017 November 2, 2017
December 7, 2017