Kitsap County Council for Human Rights
Human Services
614 Division Street, MS-23
Port Orchard, WA,  98366
FAX: 360-337-5721
 
Last Updated:  April 04, 2014

KITSAP COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Aging & Long Term Care

Kitsap County Block Grant Program

Commission on Children & Youth

Developmental Disabilities

Human Rights

Olympic Consortium WorkSource Program

Kitsap Recovery Center

Mental Health / PRSN

Substance Abuse

Veterans Assistance

Youth Mentoring

CONTRACTS

Program Contracts

ADVISORY BOARDS & COUNCILS

Boards & Councils

BUDGETS

Human Services Budgets


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KITSAP COUNTY COUNCIL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Kitsap County Council for Human Rights and the Bremerton Branch of NAACP Present:

Continuing the Conversation Beyond Trayvon:

Remembering Martin, Malcolm and Mandela

What Every Youth Should Know

A panel forum celebrating Black History Month

4-6 p.m., Saturday, February 22

Eagle's Nest at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds

1195 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton,  FREE and open to the public

Click here for EVENT FLYER

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KITSAP COUNTY COUNCIL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS                  PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners formed the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights in 1989 following a cross-burning incident. The purpose and establishment of the Council was affirmed in County Resolution No. 451-1994. The Council's vision is that Kitsap County shall be a caring, supportive, and safe community which values each individual, celebrates individual differences, and recognizes the importance of each person's contribution to the community.
MISSION
The mission of the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights is twofold:
  1. Advise county government and Kitsap County residents on issues related to discrimination, violence and harassment based on race or national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status;
  2. Promote the equitable treatment of all citizens and reduce prejudice through the development of prevention policies, education, resource, referrals, and advocacy.
MEETINGS
The Kitsap Council for Human Rights now meets monthly at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in the Cedar Meeting Room of the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale. Meeting dates are subject to change.

The council's regularly scheduled meeting in February is cancelled and instead, the council will hold a retreat. Call for more information.

2014 Meeting Agendas and Notes
January 2014    
     
     
     

2013 Meeting Agendas and Notes
January 2013 May 2013 September 2013
February 2013 June 2013 October 2013
March 2013 (Retreat) July 2013 November 2013
April 2013 August 2013 December 2013
NUMBER OF MEMBERS / APPOINTMENT TERMS
Fifteen unpaid volunteers from throughout the county who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms.

Updated New members are sought to fill vacancies for District 2 and 3 representatives. The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is currently reviewing applications. Please follow the links below for more information.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

COUNCIL APPLICATION

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION (REQUIRED)


Kitsap County Council for Human Rights
 District 1
Name Term Ends
Position 1 Rob Purser 12/31/17
Position 2 12/31/15
Position 3 David Dixon 12/31/15
Position 4 Randy Powell 12/31/15
District 2   
   
Position 1 Kameil Forsythe 12/31/14
Position 2 Diana Foster 12/31/14
Position 3 David Carlson 12/31/15
Position 4 VACANT  
District 3
   
Position 1 Anthony Strickland 12/31/15
Position 2 Imelda Moore 12/31/17
Position 3

VACANT

12/31/13
Position 4 Lauren Hill 12/31/15
At-Large Positions    
Position 1 Judy Friesem 12/31/14
Position 2 Marcie Mathis 12/31/15
Position 3 Tracy Flood 12/31/15

Discrimination Complaints
The Kitsap County Council for Human Rights principal roles is educational. It has no authority to investigate and make findings in a discrimination case. If you feel that you have been a victim of discrimination and would like to file a complaint, contact the state Human Rights Commission at www.hum.wa.gov.
Rental Complaints
If you have a housing/rental complaint, contact the Fair Housing Center of Washington at www.fhcwashington.org.
Work Plans
Want to know what the Human Rights Council is up to? Check out:  

2009 Work Plan
2010 Work Plan
2011 Work Plan
2012 Work Plan
2013 Work Plan
2014 Work Plan
 
Staff Contact
For more information on the Council for Human Rights, contact Kitsap County Volunteer Services Coordinator Rebecca Pirtle at:
 (360) 337-4650 or rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us