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Date: January 31st, 2007
Contact: Carolyn Siems
Phone: (360) 337-4481
No. 07-09

Kitsap County announces appointments to top posts

PORT ORCHARD, WA—Kitsap County announced two top appointments today. Nancy Buonanno Grennan, presently King County’s Labor Relations Manager, has been appointed as the new Kitsap County Administrator, and H. F. “Chip” Faver, former Director of Services & Recreation at Laughlin Air Force Base, has been appointed Director of Facilities, Park & Recreation.

Buonanno Grennan, who resides in Poulsbo, has over 20 years experience in human resources, labor relations and policy development. She is presently the Labor Relations Manager for King County, where she develops and implements policy in line with overall County goals, objectives and funding parameters and oversees all labor negotiations for 92 bargaining units, including working with County Officials on organizational structure, budget, staffing, strategic planning and prioritization of resources. Buonanno Grennan formerly held the position of Labor Relations Manager for Kitsap County from 2000 – 2004. “Nancy brings a large skill set and excellent collaboration skills that will serve us well,” said Commissioner Chris Endresen, chair of the Board of County Commissioners.

Buonanno Grennan holds a Law Degree from University of Washington and a B. A. in Psychology from Smith College. She will be responsible for overseeing the six departments under the Board of Commissioners – Public Works, Community Development, Administrative Services, Facilities, Parks & Recreation, Information Services and Personnel and Human Services. “I am extremely honored to have been offered the opportunity to serve Kitsap County and the Board of County Commissioners in this capacity,” said Buonanno Grennan. “The County has a tremendously talented and dedicated workforce serving the citizens in so many diverse capacities; it is with pride that I accept this responsibility to work with them as County Administrator.”

“Nancy has a demeanor that I feel will work well with citizens and staff alike. She listens and has proven she can address and solve tough issues,” said Commissioner Jan Angel.

“We’re excited to have Nancy back in the Kitsap County organization once again. She is well respected by staff. She also possesses the skills necessary to keep the Board’s momentum continuing as it has been under the current Administrator,” said Commissioner Josh Brown.

H. F. “Chip” Faver, former Director of Services and Recreation for the United States Air Force, has over 15 years of senior level parks and recreation management experience. His past responsibilities have included the development and implementation of recreation programs, development of a multi-million dollar operating budget and long range capital improvement planning and construction. “Chip has a marvelous “can-do” attitude. I look forward to his innovative ideas being put to work here in Kitsap,” said Commissioner Angel.

Faver has a B. S. in Recreation Administration and a minor in Business Management from California Polytechnic University. He will be responsible for overseeing the County’s facilities, project management, recreation and programming, and maintenance and development of park properties. He will oversee 60 employees and an operating budget of $6.2 million.

“Chip’s energy and enthusiasm for the job will be a great asset to Kitsap County” said Commissioner Endresen. “Improving parks and recreation amenities for families in Kitsap is a long standing commitment. We believe Chip will be a strong leader in enhancing these amenities for the public,” said Commissioner Brown.

Nancy will begin her new appointment on February 20 and Chip will start his a week earlier – February 12, after moving here from New Mexico.


To contact the Kitsap County Administrative Manager, 
call Carolyn Siems at 360-337-4481 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014