Charlotte Garrido is currently serving Kitsap County citizens on her fourth term as County Commissioner, representing South Kitsap. A resident of the county for 40 years, she is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life for county residents and future generations.
Charlotte's extensive professional career includes serving as a consultant, business owner, educator, mentor, and community organizer. She was the first woman to coordinate national broadcasts for a major television network and has worked as a consultant and higher education planner, focused on creating living wage jobs and increased access to education.
As a Kitsap County Commissioner, Charlotte is responsible for adopting a balanced budget of over $300 million, oversees public-facing departments and is a tireless advocate for Kitsap County's citizens and quality of life. Her main goals as commissioner include finding solutions for homeless housing, workforce development and neighborhood planning and outreach.
An Oregon native, Charlotte earned a B.A. in Sociology at the University of Oregon, and her Masters and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Washington. She lives in Olalla with her husband Ray.