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Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: January 3, 2007
Contact: Karen Flynn
Phone: (360) 337-7129
No. 07-01

Washington Joins Kitsap County as New Chief Deputy Auditor

PORT ORCHARD, WA—Walter E. Washington has joined Kitsap County as the new Chief Deputy Auditor. Previously, he was the Interim Assistant Director of the Records, Elections and Licensing Services Division for the King County Department of Executive Services, where he was known for developing work plans that foster a shift from unstructured work environments to team-oriented complex infrastructures.

"Walt Washington has a wealth of experience in managing budgets, human resources, project planning and innovation for work groups," said Auditor Karen Flynn. "We look forward to the contributions he’ll bring to our goal of improving overall service delivery to the public and to other governmental agencies."

Prior to stepping in as Interim Assistant Director, Washington served King County as Manager of Animal Services and Programs for two years and Superintendent of Records for five years. He also served the City of Seattle for ten years.

"I am looking forward to the opportunity to utilize my experience from King County and the City of Seattle closer to my home in Poulsbo," said Washington. "I feel fortunate that I will now be able to directly contribute to the community in which I live."

Washington holds a Bachelors degree in Personnel Management from the University of Nevada in Reno. He is the National Second Vice President of Blacks in Government and a member of a number of state government and consumer protection organizations. Prior to his public sector employment, Washington spent 18 years in banking attaining the position of Vice President and Branch Manager of a major banking facility. He is a Vietnam Era Veteran with two Meritorious Masts, three field promotions and the American Spirit Honor Medal.

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