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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: Nov. 7, 2011
Contact:  Aimee Gordon Warthen, District 2 Liaison
Kitsap County Commissioners Office
360.337.7097 or
No: 2011-093

Garrido seeks feedback on State transportation
task force’s work
Governor Gregoire formed the Connecting Washington Task Force to develop a financially-sustainable 10-year funding strategy for the State’s transportation system for the 2012 Legislature.

(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido invites community members to discuss transportation issues that affect the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas, related to the work of the Connecting Washington Task Force. Garrido was appointed to this task force last spring to represent counties in the region.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, November 8 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m, at the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton.

Garrido will present the Task Force’s work to date as well as steps toward developing a funding strategy. Her intent is to bring the ideas of Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula’s community members to future Task Force discussions.

“Hearing from people about local experiences will help advance this discussion in providing principles that support our area’s needs,” said Garrido.

The Connecting Washington Task Force, made up of nearly three dozen elected officials, members of state legislative transportation committees, tribal representatives, organized labor, trade associations and businesses, has met since July 2011. To learn more about their work, visit

If you are able to attend, please RSVP to . If you cannot be present and would still like to provide feedback, email your thoughts to Commissioner Garrido at

Garrido serves as Kitsap County Commissioner for District 2, South Kitsap; and chairs the Board of Commissioners this year. She was elected to this post twice; first in 1997, and in 2009. Previous former state board appointments include the Governor’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board, the Municipal Research Council, the Public Works Board, and the Kitsap County Boundary Review Board.

For more information, please contact Aimee Gordon Warthen, District 2 Liaison, at 360.337.7097.

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