The Central Kitsap Community Council meets at the Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue Headquarters, located at 5300 NW Newberry Hill Road in Silverdale. The next meeting takes place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Please join us - everyone welcome!

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Meeting Information​ 

The Central Kitsap Community Council meets the first Wednesday of the month beginning at 5 p.m. in the Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue Headquarters and Silverdale Water District offices, located at 5300 NW Newberry Hill Road in Silverdale.

​Meeting Date




​April 3, 2024
​- Shopping cart retrieval pilot program
- Clean Kitsap program
​March 6, 2024
​- Critical Areas Ordinance update
- CAO handout
- Sewer Utility presentation

​February 7, 2024
ADA Transition Plan
Comprehensive Plan Update
​January 3, 2024
​December 6, 2023
​November 1, 2023
​- St. Michael Medical Center presentation
​October 4, 2023
​- Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue
- Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan update
​September 6, 2023
​- Proposed Sewer Rates
- CKF&R CARES Program
​August 2, 2023
​- Critical Areas Ordinance Update
- CKCC Comprehensive Plan Committee Update
​July 2023 - NO MEETING

​June 7, 2023
Kitsap Public Works​Traffic calming measures
Transportation Improvement Program presentation
Critical Areas Ordinance update
​May 3, 2023
​CKCC Youth Vision 2024 slides
​April 5, 2023 - Retreat
​March 1, 2023
​February 1, 2023
​January 2023 - NO MEETING



Central Kitsap Community Council Current Membership

Name & Term        


Pete Wimmer


SilverdaleRetired Navy Chief Petty Officer 23+ years, currently working as the Facilities Manager for Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 Laboratory at Manchester
Irene Overath

Silverdale Retired director WSU Kitsap Extension; CK Community Schools; past member of CK Community Campus Planning Group and Commission on Children and Youth; Vice President for Gifts of the Paul Linder Educational Foundation

Monica Downen


Old Town Silverdale

Owner of Monica's Waterfront Bakery & Cafe in Old Town Silverdale since 2006; Kitsap resident since 1999; dedicated to the community and active in several community boards, committees and groups

David Emmons


SilverdalePresident/CEO of the Greater Kitsap Chamber, former Director of Philanthropy at YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, former Executive Director of Olympic College Foundation

Brandon Myers -  CHAIR


Detective Sergeant with the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, president of the Central State Theatre (CSTOCK), Leadership Kitsap Class of 2024

Ryan Wixson -  VICE-CHAIR


Family runs small manufacturing business; manages Silverdale industrial park and other properties; avid member and advocate for local business community; conduit to share concerns, struggles, successes of neighbors and friends with county officials

Jay Christian


TracytonChief of Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue, Kitsap Emergency Medical Services Council, Hospital Task Force, Chamber of Commerce, Silverdale Rotary

Caleb Reese


Olympic View
Port of Silverdale Commissioner, Kitsap resident for over 55 years, graduate of Central Kitsap High school and Olympic College; advocate for maintaining and increasing public access to waterfront
​Mark Hughes
Ex Officio
​Kitsap Mental Health Services Director of Marketing & Communication, Olympic College Foundation Past President, CK Citizens for Quality Education Chair, Port of Silverdale Citizens Advisory Committee, CKF&R Citizens Advisory Committee

Lauren Heidt


Central Kitsap High School student who enjoys ceramics, art and the outdoors. Very active in school government and sports. Works as a barista In Silverdale and is looking forward to contributing to the community.

Angela Armendariz-Ituarte


Student, CollegeOlympic College student through Running Start as a student at Central Kitsap High School; president of CKHS Latino Student Union, diversity liaison, media manager of Equity Institute
Kristen Fabry

​Retired Naval Officer, graduate of Central Kitsap High School and District Ambassador, classroom volunteer and mentor, member of Puget Sound Navy League, US Naval Academy Alumni Association Puget Sound, NYYC Naval Services Committee, Sunday school director/teacher, HOA treasurer and Mathis Guild
​Neal Gaulden

Retired Naval Chief Petty Officer, former federal contractor for Naval Engineering Facilities Northwest, owner of Gaulden Management Group, head track coach at CK High School, president of Kitsap Fliers Track and Field, former Central Kitsap Fire District volunteer firefighter and EMT
​Donna Hart

​Secretary of Silverdale Senior Center organization, former school board member and city mayor in Florida, managed major contruction and road projects, served on chamber of commerce economic development task forces
​Wendy Kile

​Chico Lake
​Currently executive director of Kitsap Regional Library Foundation with over 20 years of fundraising experience in Kitsap County, lifelong Kitsap resident with roots in Chico/Erlands Point, current chair of Kidzz Helping Kidzz, former chair of Leadership Kitsap, supporter of organizations serving at-risk and homeless youth
Sarah Philley Obert - SECRETARY

​Program manager of Leadership Kitsap, former curriculum and program developer for at-risk youth alternatives, social justice advocate, master's degree in community psychology, PhD scholar of leadership and change, interest in intentional community planning. 
​Gretchen Ritter-Lopatowski

​Enetai Beach/Illahee
​Graphic designer working with many local nonprofit organizations, board member of Leadership Kitsap, AVID counselor for Bremerton High School students, parent of charter school student, community volunteer
Paula Wildes

​Chico/Newberry Hill/Eldorado
​Resident of Central Kitsap over 40 years, member of Navy Hospital Patient/Family Partnership Council, neighborhood Block Watch Coordinator, Kitsap County Long-Term Care Ombudsman, elections poll worker, retired from Central Kitsap School District

 Mission and Purpose

The Central Kitsap Community Council mission is to:

  • Facilitate and improve communication among the Central Kitsap community and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC);

  • Promote a sense of community;

  • Advise the BOCC and government agencies of the desires and concerns of the community;

  • Bring to the Central Kitsap community issues and projects of the County and convey the community response as requested by the BOCC.

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners Resolution 233-1998 established the Central Kitsap Community Council to enhance communication between Kitsap County government and the citizens of the area.

2024 Work Plan


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 Contact Information

​For more information about the Central Kitsap Community Council, contact Anne Presson in the Commissioners' Office at or call (360) 337-7080.