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Kitsap County Board of Commissioners


The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners operates as a commission form of government per Washington State Constitution Article 11, section 5, and the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). The three-member board is responsible for the legislative and executive functions of county government and serve full-time, four-year overlapping terms. The primary legislative powers of the board of commissioners are found in RCW 36.32.120 and RCW 36.40.100.

The Board oversees county operations, sets policies, enacts code provisions, and adopts budgets that guide the delivery of county services and support the County's mission and vision. Commissioners oversee four public-facing county departments: Community Development, Public Works, Human Services and Parks. The Board also oversees the County Administrator and Commissioners' Office staff including Clerk of the Board, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Policy and Administrative staff.

The Board of Commissioners holds regular business meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the chambers of the County Administration Building, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard. Briefings and Work Study Sessions are held every Monday and Wednesday in the Port Blakely Conference Room in the County Administration Building. Weekly schedules and agendas with supporting materials are posted here. All those interested are welcome to attend.

Kitsap County Mission

Kitsap County government exists to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of all County residents in an accessible, efficient, effective, and responsive manner.

Kitsap County Vision

An Engaged and Connected Community
Establish strong connections with and among residents, community groups, neighborhoods, and organizations through timely, useful, inclusive, and responsive communication, outreach, and events. 

A Safe Community
Engender a feeling of safety for all residents by promoting public and traffic safety through careful planning and intentional public facilities and infrastructure. People are protected and secure, have a sense of community, and care about their neighborhoods. 

A Healthy and Livable Community
Enhance our quality of life through protection of our air quality, water quality, and natural systems and promote open spaces, walkable communities, accessible healthcare, and educational and recreational opportunities that are welcoming to all people.

A Resilient Community
Improve our ability to prepare for and adapt to population growth, economic shifts, and climate changes through environmental safeguards, robust community-focused emergency preparedness and response, sustainable local food systems, diverse housing choices, expanded health care options, and a strong social safety net. 

A Vibrant Community

Support a thriving local economy with a skilled workforce and successful entreprenuers and small businesses, and provide expanded access to technology, innovative programs, and a welcoming, understandable regulatory environment.

A Well-Governed Community
Provide inclusive, accessible, and efficient giovernment services that effectively inform and engage residents where they are, respecting local input in transparent decision making, acting always with professionalism and integrity.

Kitsap County Values

Integrity  |  Welcoming  |  Professionalism |  Responsiveness  |  Accessibility  |  Efficiency