The Three I's
Our Guiding Principles
Innovation. Change is inevitable, and it seems to go faster and faster these days. We need to embrace that spirit and harness its energy, to make new and different the standard in Thurston County and not the exception. Entrepreneurs are full of innovation- we need to listen well to ours, support them, and watch as they reinvent the local economy in ways we never imagined. Innovation, as a core value, will support a healthier economy, community and environment.
Inclusion. 2020 has already proven that we’re all in this together. One community, one shared future. Regardless of gender or color, we must create opportunity and room for everyone- that’s why it’s called ‘Our Community.’
Infrastructure. That’s what government’s good at. Water. Sewer. Roads. Trails. Parks. If we invest in quality, durable and exceptional infrastructure - companies will invest, bringing family wage jobs and and a stronger, more resilient local economy. Infrastructure is about a foundation for our future, and without a strong and solid foundation - there ain’t much future.