Kitsap County Ferry Advisory Committees

​Function/Purpose

Washington State Ferries committees were established in the early 1960s by the Marine Division of Washington State Ferries to promote improvements in the ferry system through interaction with Washington State Ferries, the Transportation Commission and the State Legislature.

Information on Washington State Ferries is at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.


Meeting Times and Locations 


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related meeting restrictions, the FAC meeting times and locations have changed. Please contact rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us for more information.

Bainbridge Island Ferry Advisory Committee - The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. To join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81356734975?pwd=dWVGUnpZN251ekRhekRYY0hpSnhqUT09

Meeting ID: 813 5673 4975

Passcode: 005283

To join by phone, call 253-215-8782

Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee - Meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month, Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road, Kingston. Currently meeting remotely due to COVID restrictions.

Bremerton Ferry Advisory Committee - Meets at 6:40-8 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the third-floor conference room of Kitsap Transit, 200 S. Charleston Blvd., Bremerton. Currently meeting remotely due to COVID restrictions.

Southworth Ferry Advisory Committee - Meets from 9-10 a.m. the third Sunday of each month at Whiskey Gulch CoffeePub, 2065 Bay Street, Port Orchard. Not currently meeting due to COVID restrictions.

Membership

Kitsap County Ferries Advisory committees represent terminals in Bainbridge Island, Kingston Bremerton and Southworth.

Appointments are made by regions, with Kitsap County members appointed as follows: Bainbridge Island (District 1 Commissioner); Bremerton (District 2 Commissioner); Kingston (District 1 Commissioner); Southworth (District 2 Commissioner). 

On July 10, 2001, the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council (KRCC) confirmed a recommendation by the KRCC Transportation Policy Committee increasing the Kitsap County Ferries Advisory committees to five members.  The additional members were authorized to collect input from ferry riders and keep them informed on issues related to ferry service, and conduct public meetings with the Washington State Ferries on terminal issues related to quality of services and scheduling. The committees were further authorized to represent ferry riders to the KRCC, which coordinates and presents the concerns of all Kitsap ferry riders to Washington State Ferries and the State Legislature on issues affecting funding or allocation of regional transportation.


 Terminals/Committees

​ ​Bainbridge Island

​Member

​Term Ends

​Jennifer Cannon​8/31/24
Torin Larsen​8/31/21
​Anthony Smallbeck​8/31/21
​Houston Wade​8/31/24
​Arne Nelson
​8/31/25

​ ​Bremerton

​Member​Term Ends
​Benjamin Oaksmith8/31/22
​Linda Houlton​8/31/20
​VACANT
​DeDe Theal​8/31/22
​Judy-Rae Karlsen​8/31/22

Kingston

​Member​Term Ends
​Rex Carlaw​8/31/20
​Gillian Clark​8/31/22
Walter Elliott​8/31/21
Matthew Ogard​8/31/22
​Laura Schmucker​8/31/22

 

​ ​Southworth

​Member​Term Ends
​Malcolm Collie
​8/31/24
Joel Sparrow
​8/31/21
Daniel O'Shaughnessy​8/31/20
​Larry Harala
​8/31/24

VACANT

8/31/21