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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598


Date: January 8, 2010
Contact: Allison Pringle
Phone: 360-662-2154
No: 2010-04

Kitsap Cares About Kids


Port Orchard)   The Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth had their annual planning meeting January 8th. The purpose of the Commission is to advise and make recommendations to the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners and the people of Kitsap County on issues affecting children and youth in Kitsap County.

Over thirty volunteers attended the January meeting, including representatives from various sectors including education, health, law & justice, military, business, and social services. Major accomplishments for the Commission in 2009 included investing $40,000 in local out of school programs, and increased participation by 1,000 youth in youth programs. The 2010 planning meeting included presentations by Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido, and Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent.

Young adults between the ages of 13 - 18 that are passionate about issues that affect youth are encouraged to join the Commission. There are three vacancies for youth that are interested in public speaking, networking with area professionals and being a voice for their schools and communities. For more information please contact Gay Neal at or 360-337-4879.


Photo from the 2010 Youth Commission planning meeting


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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014