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NEW - Let's celebrate Building Safety Month!
Around the country, it is in the news almost every week-- an avoidable accident involving building safety. To combat the occurrences of accidents and their related injuries and costs, Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD) is hosting it’s 1st Annual Building Safety Fair. On Friday, May 29, from 1 – 3 p.m., DCD and community partners are welcoming the public to the Kitsap County Administration Building in Port Orchard to raise awareness of building safety.
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NEW - Junk Furniture Roundup
The Junk Furniture Roundup is on Sunday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This ONE-DAY ONLY event is held at the Olympic View Transfer Station in the Olympic View Industrial Park across from the Bremerton National Airport on Highway 3. Follow the link below for details!
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NEW - Pay 2 Play is next up in the Sustainable Cinema series
Pay 2 Play is the next film in the Sustainable Cinema series. It screens Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dragonfly Cinema downtown Port Orchard. Follow the link below for a flyer about this film.
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County Parks Department seeks volunteers for Anderson Point Park
With the reopening of Anderson Point Park, the Kitsap County Parks Department is seeking volunteers to assist with the maintenance and upkeep of this beautiful park. Volunteer projects may include removal of invasive weeds and replanting with native vegetation, repair of the park kiosk, and general park clean-ups. The parks department will also appreciate park volunteers being extra eyes and ears on the park.
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Holiday closures for recycling and garbage facilities
The Memorial Day holiday will result in the closure of Recycling and Garbage Facilities. Follow the link below for details.
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Hansville meeting May 27 to review Transportation Improvement Program
The Kitsap County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a six-year implementation plan for projected road and transportation improvement projects, including non-motorized facilities, will be presented to the public from 7-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 at the Buck Lake Community Center.
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County Parks Stewardship Program recognized with state award
The Kitsap County Parks Department recently received the Environmental Stewardship Spotlight Award from the Washington Recreation & Park Association. The commendation recognizes the county’s Parks Stewardship Program, which coordinates volunteers in Kitsap County parks including its large heritage parks.
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Citizens sought for Grant Review Committees
If you are interested in playing an important part in the allocation of Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds for community development and public service projects, you are encouraged to apply for the open positions on Kitsap County Grant Review Committees. Kitsap County has traditionally distributed Federal Community Development Block Grants and HOME funds to projects that promote community and individual well-being.
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Kitsap County Participates in Building Safety Month
To help raise awareness of building safety, the Kitsap County Department of Community Development proudly celebrates Building Safety Month during May. Building Safety Month is a public safety awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe, resilient, affordable and energy-efficient homes and buildings.
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Memorial Day weekend Celebration of Life ceremony, Run to Tahoma May 23
One unclaimed, deceased veteran will be honored with words and music at The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma VI Celebration of Life ceremony Saturday, May 23 during Memorial Day Weekend at the Kitsap County Administration Building plaza, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard. Following the ceremony, the departed veteran will be escorted to Tahoma National Cemetery near Kent. A documentary on the Run to Tahoma will be shown at 9:15 a.m. with the ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m.
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County seeks road project suggestions
Kitsap County is seeking road project suggestions to consider as they prepare their annual 6-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Annual Construction Program. The TIP is used to prioritize road improvement projects. This year’s selection process determines which new roadway projects to include in the 2016–2021 TIP.
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Volunteer advocates needed for Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Do you want to truly make a difference in someone’s life? Do you enjoy working with senior citizens? Advocates are needed for the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in Kitsap County, made up of a group of highly trained community volunteers who advocate for long-term care facility residents and their families, assisting them in achieving the highest level of quality of life and quality of care, a right guaranteed by law.
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Help identify strategies and actions to better communities
The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners welcomes applications for vacancies on county advisory groups. Citizens are encouraged to apply. Current openings include seats on the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Board; Arts Board; Commission on Children and Youth; Council for Human Rights; Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board; Ferry Advisory Committees; Manchester and Suquamish citizen advisory committees; Noxious Weed Control Board and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.
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