About Nathaniel

Nathaniel Jones serves as the Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Olympia. He also serves as Chair of the InterCity Transit Board, as Chair of the Olympia Revitalization Committee, as a member of the Thurston Regional Planning Council and the Thurston County Urban Growth Management Committee.
Nathaniel Jones

Nathaniel is a Board Member for South Sound Habitat for Humanity, which is currently building 33 single-family, owner-occupied homes in southwest Lacey, and Nathaniel is a member of the five-state Safe Energy Leadership Alliance, which is working on public policy improvements for the safe transport of coal and petroleum.

Nathaniel has worn several hats in his career, as a transportation planner, as the Development Director of a seven-county non-profit agency, as the Capital Program Director for a large, local public agency, and currently as the Infrastructure Manager for the State Capitol Campus, here in Olympia.

Nathaniel spent his childhood as the son of a Naval Officer and has traveled far and wide. His greatest pride comes from his two adult daughters who attended Olympia and North Thurston schools. His wife Kathleen is a Nurse Practitioner with Group Health, who as a midwife, has delivered thousands of babies, most of whom still live in the South Sound region.

Professional Background –
Transportation Planner
Development Director for Seven-County Non-Profit Agency
Capital Program Director for Public Agency
Infrastructure Manager for State Capitol Campus

Civic Involvement –
Olympia Mayor Pro Tem
Chair of InterCity Transit Board
Chair of Olympia Revitalization Committee
Olympia Council Finance Committee Member
Member Representative Thurston Regional Planning Council
Member Thurston Urban Growth Management Committee
Olympia Council Liaison to Heritage Commission
Board Member South Sound Habitat for Humanity
Member Safe Energy Leadership Alliance

Accomplishments –

  • Police Walking Patrol, Ambassadors, and Clean Team working in Downtown
  • Comprehensive Plan for Olympia completed
  • Friendly parking meters installed Downtown
  • Economic Development Director hired and set to work
  • Cleanup of derelict isthmus properties underway
  • Chehalis-Western Trail completed
  • 250 units of new market-rate Downtown housing completed or underway
  • Neighborhood matching grants getting results
  • Additional shelter beds opened and working well
  • Percival Landing rebuilt and new boat moorage added
  • Sunrise Park and Decatur Woods Park renewed
  • Sustainable Thurston plan adopted
  • Washington Center renovated
  • New water source flowing
  • West Bay sidewalk completed
  • Municipal Arts Plan adopted
  • Shoreline Master Program completed
  • 22nd Avenue & Boulevard Road round-about completed
  • Sunrise Park and Decatur Woods Park renewed
  • LED streetlights saving money and saving energy
  • New fire engine on order