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 education, resource referrals and advocacy.




Linda Gabriel / Wall of Fame Award Recipients

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.

Congratulations to our 2019 Linda Gabriel Award winners:

Individual: Reverend Richmond Johnson

Organization: Coffee Oasis

Organization: Scarlet Road

Youth: Katie Bagge

Organization: Partnering for Youth Achievement



​The June 16 Council for Human Rights meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held remotely via Zoom at:

Dial in:

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 857 2891 8460
Password: 516661

Those wishing to submit public comment should email Comments received before 5 p.m. June 16 will be shared with the council prior to the meeting.

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.

​2020 Work Plan

Council for Human Rights 2020 Work Plan

​2020 Agendas / Minutes

​January 12   Retreat (held at Eagle's Nest, Kitsap County Fairgrounds)
​February 18
​March meeting - CANCELLED
April 21 
May 19 - Remote meeting via Zoom. See details above.
​June 16 - Remote meeting via Zoom. See details above.

​2019 Agendas / Minutes

January 12
February 19
March 19
April 16
May 21
​June 18
July 16
August 20
September 16
​October 15
​November 19
December 17




​Term Ending

Maria Fergus​District 112/31/21
​District 1
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
Janae Jenkins
​District 2
​Airen Lydick​District 2​12/31/20
Stephanie Sayo
​District 3
​Mollie Moisan​District 3​12/31/21
Zana Gearllach
​District 3​12/31/22
​District 3​12/31/22
Brenda Calderon
​Marcie Mathis​At-Large​12/31/21
Susie Beil


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




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


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