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Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: July 18, 2006
Contact: PJ Callahan
Phone: (360) 337-4481
No. 06-54

Public Invited to Administration Building Grand Opening on August 1

PORT ORCHARD, WA—The Kitsap Board of County Commissioners invites the public to join them for the Kitsap County Administration Building Grand Opening on Tuesday, August 1, 3:00–7:00 p.m., at 619 Division Street in Port Orchard. 

“This new building is really special, and we want to take time to show it off and to celebrate,” said Commissioner Jan Angel, Chair. “This is our opportunity to share with the public everything that’s special about this new building. We particularly want people to enjoy the unique artwork throughout the building, as well as the environmentally friendly features. This building deserves to be showcased.”

Beginning at 3:00 p.m., the county commissioners and elected officials will each say a few words about the project. Guest speakers will include Port Orchard Mayor Kim Abel and Captain Reid Tanaka, USN. Reverend Gene Jones Sr., representing the Port Gamble S’Klallam and Suquamish tribes, will bless the building. The Bremerton High School flag corps is scheduled to perform, and the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office Ceremonial Honor Guard will conduct a flag raising. One of the county's oldest living former employees, past chief deputy treasurer Emma Moore, will also be honored. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Throughout the afternoon, visitors will be able to take guided tours of the new building and learn about its many “green” features and artwork throughout the building. These tours will also be an opportunity for citizens to find out more about how county government works. A presentation in the new commissioners’ chambers will trace the building’s journey from concept to completion. Refreshments will be available, and the South Kitsap High School jazz band is scheduled to provide entertainment during the event.

Those concerned about parking during the Grand Opening can note that no parking tickets will be issued around the Administration Building and Courthouse after 2:30 p.m. on August 1, courtesy of Mayor Kim Abel. All departments will conduct business as usual until 4:30 p.m.

To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Office, 
call PJ Callahan at 360-337-4481 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014