Charlotte Garrido is currently serving Kitsap County citizens on her fourth term as County Commissioner, representing South Kitsap. A longtime resident of the county, she is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life for county residents and future generations.
Charlotte's extensive professional career includes serving as a consultant, business owner, educator, mentor, and community organizer. She has coordinated national broadcasts for a major television network (the first woman to do so), taught research methods, and been a higher education planner with a focus on creating living wage jobs and increased access to education.
As a Kitsap County Commissioner, Charlotte and her two fellow commissioners are responsible to adopt a balanced budget of over $300 million and oversee public-facing departments. She is a tireless advocate for Kitsap County's citizens. Her emphasis as a commissioner is coordinating neighborhood outreach and planning, enhancing workforce training programs, and seeking solutions for housing local individuals and families who have no homes.
An Oregon native, Charlotte earned a B.A. in Sociology at the University of Oregon, and her Masters and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Washington. She lives in Olalla with her husband Ray.