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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
DATE: February 5, 2009
CONTACT: Deanna Erstad
PHONE: 360-337-3050
NO: 09-08

Rebecca Pirtle appointed as District 1 Liaison 

Port Orchard, WA—Kitsap County announced today that Rebecca Pirtle has been appointed by Commissioner Steve Bauer as the District 1 Liaison. She replaces Anne Blair, who retired from the position last December.

 Pirtle will work closely with citizen advisory councils in Kingston, Hansville and Suquamish and other community groups to help move forward the many projects ongoing in North Kitsap.

“I have always been impressed with Rebecca’s knowledge of the many ongoing projects in the North End and her familiarity with the people making positive things happen here,” Bauer said. “She will be a great asset to the county and provide support and a direct line of communication between me and my constituents.”

Pirtle was previously editor of the Kingston Community News and Kingston View, and interim editor of the North Kitsap Herald. While in those positions, she gained extensive knowledge of the people, projects and history of North Kitsap, and created relationships with numerous community organizations. She also served on the Kingston Village Green Stewardship Committee and board of the Friends of Point No Point.

“In the last several years, I’ve worked hard to get to know and earn the trust of community groups in the North End, and met so many amazing and active individuals who work with such passion to improve the quality of life here,” Pirtle said. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working closely with them and serve as their liaison to Commissioner Bauer and Kitsap County.”

Pirtle has worked for the King County Arts Commission, Northwest Folklife and many other non-profit organizations the last 20 years and has been a resident of North Kitsap for 10 years.



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