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Date:            March 11, 2008
Contacts:      Don Burger
Phone:         360-337-7150

Kitsap County to celebrate National County Government Week

(Port Orchard, WA)  Kitsap County’s Board of Commissioners announced plans today to declare April 21 – 25, 2008 as Kitsap County Government Awareness Week. First established by the National Association of Counties (NACo) in 1991, the goal of National County Government Awareness Week is to raise public understanding and awareness of the roles and responsibilities our county is committed to maintaining.

This year’s celebration includes essay, art and video competitions between local high school students.  County Commissioners are speaking at high schools in their districts encouraging student involvement.  “It is our belief that community involvement today helps to shape a brighter tomorrow – for our community, our county, and our youth,” County Commissioner Josh Brown said. Entries submitted are evaluated on content and formulation. Entries are also used in future communications about county government services.  Winners in each category are awarded scholarships later this spring.

Complete information about the essay, art, and video competitions is being sent to area schools later this week. That information is available on the County’s web site as well.

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