April 21, 2006
Contact: PJ Callahan
Phone: (360) 337-4481
Kitsap Celebrates National County
Government Week April 23-29, 2006
ORCHARD, WAŚNext week Kitsap County will celebrate
National County Government Week, sponsored by the National
Association of Counties, by publishing an Annual Report to Our Citizens.
Over 100,000 copies of the 24-page report will be distributed to the
citizens of Kitsap County via our local daily and bi-weekly newspapers.
National County Government Week is held annually to raise public awareness
about the roles and responsibilities of counties.
"National County Government Week is an ideal opportunity to explain how
Kitsap County works and highlight the many services that we provide," said
Jan Angel, chair of the board and District 2 Commissioner.
Citizens invest in county programs and services through sales taxes,
property taxes and more. Once this revenue is collected, the county
allocates resources to programs and services based on citizen input.
"The final step of this equation is for us to report
back to you how we are doing," said Patty Lent, District 3 Commissioner.
"This report demonstrates our fiscal responsibility and focuses on all our
Each page of the report
highlights a county department or office. Both quantitative and qualitative
information has been included in a "What we did in 2005" format to help
citizens measure the county's performance. The report also provides
information on how the county is making government more efficient,
accessible and effective through collaboration, innovation and
Lastly, the report provides more details about how
Kitsap County spent your investment on programs and services in 2005.
providing you with this 'snapshot,' we hope you will better understand how
we are investing your dollars in our community to improve Kitsap County for
all citizens," concluded Chris Endresen, District 1 Commissioner.
the 2005 Annual Report (PDF)