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Date: April 17, 2008
Contacts: Sara Clements-Sampson
Phone: 360-337-4486

Kitsap County celebrates Government Awareness Week

(Port Orchard, WA) Kitsap County celebrates its first Government Awareness Week starting this weekend. The Board Of Commissioners passed a resolution this year for a week designed to raise public understanding and awareness of the roles and responsibilities our county is committed to maintaining.

County employees start the celebration by helping with the Sinclair Inlet Clean-Up on Saturday. Local students are invited to submit essays, posters, or videos that highlight the theme “My Kind of Kitsap: My Community, My Space.” The winners will be announced at the regular Board meeting April 28. County Commissioners are visiting local high school classes Tuesday, talking about the importance of involvement in county government. “This is a great opportunity for students to see first hand, who we are and what we do. I am excited about this opportunity to meet some of our younger citizens, and hope this encourages them to get involved,” County Commissioner Steve Bauer said. Friday, April 25 local high school students have the opportunity to shadow County workers and visit with staff members in career fields in which the students are interested. A special presentation by the Board of Commissioners is planned for the participating students.

Complete information about the essay, art, and video contest is available on our website.

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