Kitsap County Council for Human Rights


  > To advise county government and Kitsap County residents on issues related to discrimination, violence and harassment based on race or national origin, religion, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status, and

  > To promote equitable treatment of all citizens and reduce prejudice through the development of prevention policies, education, resource, referrals, and advocacy.




The 2019 Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights will take place Friday, December 6 at Olympic College. Details to follow!

Stay up to date on the conference and other events and opportunities with the Council for Human Rights. Sign up to receive electronic notifications at:

(Be sure to check the box for Council for Human Rights News and Events under the Board of County Commissioners topics.)


Linda Gabriel / Wall of Fame Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 Linda Gabriel Award winners:

Individual: Durrell Green

Youth: Zachary Darner

Organization: Partnering for Youth Achievement

The Linda Gabriel Awards (formerly known as the Wall of Fame Awards) are presented each year at the annual Conference for Human Rights to recognize youth, adults, organizations and lifetime achievements  in our community that have made significant contributions to human rights efforts in Kitsap County. Linda Gabriel, who passed away in 2014, was a founder of the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights in the late 1980s. For a complete list of recipients, please click here.


​The Council usually meets the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Rose Room of Harrison Medical Center, 1800 NW Myhre, Silverdale.

​2019 Meetings

Agendas / Minutes
​JanuaryJanuary 12

February 19

​MarchMarch 19

April 16

​MayMay 21
​June​June 18
​JulyJuly 16
​AugustAugust 20
​SeptemberSeptember 16

2018 ​Meetings

​Agendas / Minutes
​January January 20 Retreat
​FebruaryFebruary 20
​March​March 20
​AprilApril 17
​MayMay 15
​June​June 19
​JulyJuly 17
August​August 21
​SeptemberSeptember 18
​OctoberOctober 16

​November - Special work session for conference planning, held at Olympic College Bremer Center

​November 14, 6:30-8 p.m
​November - Regular business meeting, held at Olympic College Bremer CenterNovember 28, 6:30-8 p.m.


​Conference in lieu of regular meeting





​Term Ending

Maria Fergus​District 112/31/21
​Amanda Gardner​District 1​12/31/20
James Cash​District 1​12/31/21
​Maureen Olson​District 112/31/21
​Judy Arbogast​District 2​12/31/20
Carolyn La Jeunesse​District 2​12/31/21
​VACANT​District 2
​Airen Lydick​District 2​12/31/20
VACANT​District 3
​Mollie Moisan​District 3​12/31/21
Jason Skifstad​District 3​12/31/20
Brandy Williams​District 3​12/31/19
Kristine Cowan​At-Large​12/31/20
​Marcie Mathis​At-Large​12/31/21
Summer Anderson​At-Large12/31/21


Discrimination Complaints

The Kitsap County Council for Human Rights principal role is educational. It has no authority to investigate and make findings in a discrimination case. To file a discrimination complaint, contact the Washington State Human Rights Commission at

Rental Complaints

To file a complaint related to housing, including rentals, contact the Fair Housing Center of Washington at

International Human Rights

Contact the United Nations Human Rights Council at



Kitsap County Council for Human Rights

For more information, contact Rebecca Pirtle at (360) 337-4650 or