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David Lynam Appointed Interim Director of Department of Community Development6/25/2024

​PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – Kitsap County is pleased to announce the appointment of David Lynam as the Interim Director of the Department of Community Development. Lynam brings over 30 years of dedicated public safety and government program experience to this position.

Lynam has been serving as the Fire Marshal of Kitsap County since June 2006, managing the county's Fire Prevention Bureau, Building Department, and Civil Code Compliance programs. His extensive experience in fire safety and code enforcement has earned him numerous accolades, including a National Association of Counties Achievement Award for residential permitting processes and a Best-in-Class Achievement Award for the county's Risk Check program.

In addition to his role as Fire Marshal, Lynam has held significant positions in fire safety and public education, including serving as the President of the International Fire Marshals Association, a section of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He has been an adjunct faculty instructor at Everett Community College and has previously managed fire prevention and public education programs for Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

Lynam's career also includes leadership roles with Clark County and the City of Port Orchard, where he gained valuable experience in emergency services, fire suppression, and medical care. His commitment to continuous improvement and effective government programs makes him an ideal interim leader for the Department of Community Development.

"We are confident that under David's leadership," said Katie Walters, chair of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners. "The Department of Community Development will thrive and provide exceptional service to our community as we continue our search for a permanent director."


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