Sports Commission Advisory Committee

Make a Difference in Sports

The Olympia and Beyond Sports Commission is accepting applications for the Sports Commission Advisory Committee. The committee guides the sports commission’s efforts in identifying new events and opportunities to drive sports business to the region and steers the annual Sports Awards that recognize local sports contributors, athletes, coaches and enthusiasts.

Community members and businesses involved in supporting sporting events, managing sports venues and school athletics are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities of committee members are to identify strategic opportunities, revenue streams and local businesses who could directly benefit from sports tourism. The committee also guides the sports awards process, advocates for submissions and selects award recipients.

Committee members are approved by the Experience Olympia & Beyond board of directors.

Expected Time Investment:

  • Attend 4-6 meetings per year; two-year commitment preferred 
  • Outreach and nominee submission for the Sports Awards; attend the Sports Awards event
  • Facilitate business community engagement in sports events


To review the application and apply, click HERE. Completed applications can be emailed to

The Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission is a division of Experience Olympia & Beyond and serves all of Thurston County. The commission connects event organizers to venues, hotels and services and looks to actively attract new events through sponsorship resulting in sports tourism dollars that support a healthy economy and community vitality.