The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for the Thurston County Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 29. The event opens in the Capitol Rotunda with music at 10:30 a.m. and cannon fire from the flag circle at 11 a.m. The event closes with a rifle salute on the north steps of the Legislative Building and taps.
This event will draw several hundred people to campus - in addition to others viewing the many memorials.
On Friday, May 19, work will begin to replace leaking sealant membrane on levels P-1 and P-2 of the Natural Resources Building (NRB) parking garage, as well as the building's mezzanine, with a more durable product. The sealant replacement will greatly reduce damaging water infiltration into the building and garage. This work is in addition to ongoing work to replace fire sprinkler piping and repair earthquake bracing in the parking garage.
Enterprise Services is implementing an interagency agreement with the State Patrol to increase parking enforcement of existing regulations the Capitol Campus by dedicating a full time cadet position to patrol visitor and employee parking.
Employee and visitor parking locations on the Capitol Campus, not to include parking at the Temple of Justice or parking locations managed by legislative staff (South Legislative Lot, Pritchard Lot, Flag Circle, Mansion Lot).
Pilot project examines environmental and economic benefits as well as efficiencies in construction process
The Mount Vernon School District is celebrating completion of the first new modular classrooms using an innovative new building product called of cross-laminated timber (CLT) under a pilot project overseen by the state Department of Enterprise Services and funded by the state Legislature.
Two public meetings -- in Seattle and Spokane -- will be held in June to provide information on a statewide disparity study that Washington state is conducting about minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses in state contracts and purchasing.
The Department of Enterprise Services is responsible for the stewardship, preservation, operation and maintenance of the state 468-acre Capitol Campus, which includes the Capitol, legislative and judicial buildings, the Governor's mansion, 15 state agency office buildings, Capitol Lake, and our campus parks (Centennial, Heritage, Marathon, Sylvester, and the Interpretive Center). We take our role very seriously, and are proud to serve as stewards of the state capitol buildings and grounds for those who work on the campus and the thousands who visit the campus each year.