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Date: February 6, 2013

Rebecca Pirtle, Volunteer Services
Phone: 360.337.4650 or

No: 2013-011

Congressman Kilmer to attend Kingston Citizen Advisory Council Open House February 20

(Port Orchard) - With its focus on local business and community amenities, the Kingston Citizens Advisory “Yack and Snack” Open House Feb. 20 has gotten the attention of Congressman Derek Kilmer. The newly elected Congressman will attend the first hour of the public event to learn more about economic development happening in North Kitsap and meet constituents.

Free WIFI for downtown Kingston? New sidewalks on Highway 104? Commercial vacancies of 35 percent and 25 percent retail vacancies in the Greater Kingston business district? A new web site highlighting tourism-related businesses and events? A golf tournament and car raffle? Concerts, a farmers’ market, book and plant sales? New construction at the Village Green Community Park? Higher trash collection rates? Helping kids and assisting those in need?

These questions address the issues, events and projects happening in the greater Kingston area, which are all part of the fabric of the Kingston community. Community members have the opportunity to meet Congressman Kilmer, County Commissioner Rob Gelder, Kitsap County managers and project leaders to learn more about these and other organizations and development at the “Yack and Snack” Open House hosted by the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Kingston Middle School, 9000 NE West Kingston Road.

Many local service organizations, agencies and county staff will provide information and discuss details of ongoing projects and planning in the Greater Kingston area.

"I appreciate all the time and energy the Advisory Council members have put into bringing this annual community open house to fruition,” remarked Commissioner Gelder. “There are new ideas and many ways for the community to plug into what's happening in our community."

Local food venues, including J’aime les Crepes, Mi Sueno Catering and Taqueria, The Tea Room at Port Gamble/Bistro By Night, Flying Pickle, CB’s Nuts, Kingston IGA and Albertsons, will provide snacks to fuel attendees throughout the evening.

“It’s really all about the people,” commented Nancy Langwith, chair of the community event. “It’s about the volunteers who give their time, talent and energy so freely and our county leadership who are helping to make Kingston a better community. Come have a chat and a snack and meet your community.”

or more information on the “Yack and Snack” event, contact Nancy Langwith at 360.881.0624 or by e-mail at The mission of the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council is to develop and promote a sense of community vision and pride, and facilitate communication between the citizens of Kingston and county government. KCAC meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Headquarters Station on Miller Bay Road. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend; time for public comment is made available. For more information, go to and follow the link to “Kingston CAC.”


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