The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners operates as a commission form of government per Washington State Constitution Article 11, section 5, and the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). The 3 member board is responsible for the legislative and executive functions of county government and serve full-time, four-year overlapping terms. The primary legislative powers of the board of commissioners are found in RCW 36.32.120 and RCW 36.40.100.
The Board oversees county operations, sets policies, enacts code provisions, and adopts budgets that guide the delivery of county services and support the County's mission and vision. They oversee four public facing county departments; Community Development, Public Works, Human Services and Parks. The Board also oversees the County Administrator and Commissioner Office staff including Clerk of the Board, Volunteer Coordinator, Policy and administrative staff.
The Board of Commissioners holds regular business meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the chambers of the County Administration Building, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard. Briefings and Work Study Sessions are held every Monday and Wednesday in the Port Blakely Conference Room in the County Administration Building. Weekly schedules and agendas with supporting materials are posted here. All those interested are welcome to attend.
Kitsap County government exists to protect and promote the safety, health and welfare of our citizens in an efficient, accessible and effective manner.
A unique and growing community, widely known for:
Safe and Healthy CommunitiesPeople are protected and secure, care about their neighborhoods and are proud of where they live, work and play.
Protected Natural Resources and Systems Education, land use planning and coordinated efforts assure that the forests, clean air and water that Kitsap is known for are sustained for the benefit of current and future generations.
Thriving Local Economy A well-educated workforce and strategic investment in county infrastructure prompt businesses to expand or locate in Kitsap County, creating well-paying jobs and enhancing our quality of life.
Inclusive Government County government conducts all activities in a manner that encourages citizen involvement, enhances public trust and promotes understanding.
Effective and Efficient County ServicesCounty government continuously assesses its purpose, promotes and rewards innovation and improvement, fosters employee development and uses effective methods and technologies to produce significant positive results and lasting benefits for citizens.