Commissioners' Office, MS-4
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA, 98366
Phone:(360)337-7146 * Fax:(360)337-4632

Charlotte Garrido, District 2
January 2009-Present

"I believe people have the power to make a difference. Our future depends on a strong economy, a healthy environment and local people working together. As your County Commissioner these are my priorities—for a Kitsap County we can be proud of!"


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Resources for Key Issues

Connecting Washington Task Force: The task force was charged with developing and recommending a set investment principles and priorities for the next legislative transportation revenue package

Kitsap Food Chain: Kitsap Food Chain brings together farmers and food-related businesses, consumers, non-profits, and local government around the issue of building a sustainable local food system for Kitsap County

Ferries: Reports, news, economic data, etc. related to our work in assuring Kitsap County of a dependable ferry system that meets our needs


District 2 News

May 2013


Habitat for Humanity Women Build
May 4th 2013

Commissioner Garrido along with capable women from throughout Kitsap County came together to help build a house, a home, a community for a family in need.  The Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program is meant to encourage the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes. The Women Build program enables women to discover for themselves that they can build Habitat homes, and each Women Build expands the capacity of the affiliate to serve more children and families. They support networking, fund raising opportunities, an expanded volunteer database, and new leadership.  For opportunities to volunteer please go to

Nathan Adrian group shot

Commissioner Rob Gelder, Bremerton School District Superintendent Dr. Flip Herndon, Mayor Patty Lent, and me with Nathan Adrian at the 2012 Kitsap County Fair

Kitsap’s Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian

The Board of County Commissioners honored Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian at the 2012 Kitsap County Fair. It was a great opportunity for community members to meet this talented young man and to share in celebrating his successes. I had the pleasure of introducing Nathan and proclaiming August 22 Nathan Adrian Day at the fair!

Nathan’s parents say he was a “typical kid” growing up, interested in many sports (soccer, baseball, basketball and swimming), and a good student – earning a 3.9 GPA in high school and a 3.8 GPA in college. Today we know him as a genuinely nice guy who is a terrific athlete. He has won fifteen medals (twelve gold, two silver, one bronze) in major international swimming competition at the Olympic Games, the World Championships and the Pan Pacific Championships. He is disciplined, humble, and represents Kitsap County and the United States well on the world stage.

More photos of Nathan at the County Fair click here

Regional Food Policy Council

PSRC Food Policy Council

Commissioner Garrido serves on the Regional Food Policy Council. The council members include representatives from Kitsap, Pierce, King and Snohomish counties, and cities, higher education, non-profit organizations, conservation districts, health agencies, agriculture and private business. The Regional Food Policy Council envisions a thriving, local and regional food system that enhances the health of people, diverse communities, economies and environments. The Regional Food Policy Council focuses on strengthening the food system in this region. This is done through supporting agriculture, advancing economic development, promoting conscientious use of the environment, striving for equity in food distribution improving public health and connecting local and regional efforts with state and national food system efforts. (photo courtesy of PSRC)

Health District Celebration of Progress

Health District celebration of progress

June 2012

Kitsap Community Health Priorities updates were presented on Tuesday, June 12 in Bremerton. Many partners throughout Kitsap are involved with this collaborative project, which was initiated by Kitsap County Health District, Harrison Medical Center, and the United Way of Kitsap County. Representatives from the working groups summarized action strategies:

1) Ensure access to affordable healthcare (medical, behavioral health and dental) for all residents
- Introduce Project Access to Kitsap County
2) Make it easy for all residents to be physically active and have healthier food options.
- Create a 5-2-1-0 Community Awareness campaign, and a school-based initiative
- Adopt policies for healthy workplace actions
3) Promote economic development that provides living wage jobs with benefits.
- Develop new outreach contacts and disseminate information
4) Ensure that all children and youth receive support they need.
-Use risk assessment to understand life experiences and risks that adults bring to parenting.
- Have a policy for nurse home visits as a standard part of postpartum care for all women.

For the full Kitsap Community Health Priorities report and action plan,  click here

Friends of the Farms welcomed Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin event

June 2012

On Saturday, June 2, Bainbridge Island's Friends of the Farms welcomed Joel Salatin, renowned farmer and author. During a delicious luncheon of local foods catered by Judith Weinstock, Joel spoke about our food system and the disappearance of seasonality. When food systems emulate nature--whether grass fed animals or a delicious tomato instead of a durable one-we are healthier, and our farms are too. Thank you to all, and especially Joel, Judith, Friends of the Farms and Heyday Farm for a memorable day!

picture of Banner Forest

Banner Forest

Banner Forest is a beautiful 635-acre public open space in the Olalla area. Commissioner Garrido negotiated the purchase of Banner Forest in 2000 following a ten year community effort to preserve this resource in its present state. The forest includes trees, ponds and wetlands. The Banner Forest Stewardship plan expresses a vision focusing on education, habitat, public use and recreational activity. When visiting Banner Forest, enjoy the natural beauty of the forest flora, fauna and wildlife and an environment that has been preserved for those seeking solitude, education and recreation.

For more information click here


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