Manchester Citizens Advisory Committee



Applications open to serve on MCAC

The MCAC currently has a vacancy for a representative of the California neighborhood. Applications are now open. Click here for more information and the online application or contact Kitsap County Volunteer Services at, (360) 337-4650.

Meeting Information

Are you ready for the next big quake? Learn how to prepare your family and neighborhood

Do you know what to do if there is a major earthquake?  What provisions are essential to the safety and welfare of your family and neighbors? What about your pets? What if your family is separated in different places when the quake occurred and can't immediately reunite or even communicate? Do you know who has a chainsaw in your neighborhood to help clear your road? Do you know which neighbors might need a little extra help?

These are questions you'll learn how to answer after attending a community disaster preparedness presentation with Bill Bowlan of the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management at the next meeting of the Manchester Citizens Advisory Committee, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 in the Manchester Library, 8067 East Main Street.

Learn how to protect you and your loved ones and be prepared and proactive in the event of a disaster. See your way to safety before 'the big one' strikes.

Everyone is welcome. Learn more about disaster preparedness at . For more information on the meeting, contact Rebecca Pirtle in the Commissioners Office at (360) 337-4650 or

The Manchester Citizens Advisory Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month (there may be exceptions - see the schedule below) at 6:30 p.m. in the Manchester Library, 8067 East Main Street.

​Meeting Date

​10/02/18Community Open House​In lieu of regular business meeting





​Term Ending

​Carrilu Thompson​Manchester Community Association​3/1/21
​Frank Gilbert​Friends of the Manchester Library3/1/21
​Paul Nuchims​Port of Manchester​3/1/22
Rachelle Byrd​South Kitsap School District​3/1/21
​Paul Patterson​Business Community​3/1/21
​Robert Cairns​Civic Organizations​3/1/21
Scott Billingsly​Colchester Neighborhood​3/1/21

​Carole Leininger

​Alaska Neighborhood


Carol Malmquist, Chair​Northern Neighborhood3/1/21
Vacant​California Neighborhood 
Mark McKay​Nebraska Neighborhood​3/1/22
Kari Corey​At-Large​3/1/21

​Denise Burbidge





​The Manchester Citizens Advisory Committee provides a discussion forum for community interests and issues.

The committee enhances communication between Manchester-area residents and Kitsap County government, and coordinates efforts of the many council and community residents currently working to improve the Manchester community.

MCAC members represent Manchester's broad interests, and work together to proactively address community interests and concerns.

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners Resolution established the Manchester Citizen Advisory Committee on April 13, 2009

MCAC Bylaws

 Contact Information

​For information regarding the Manchester Citizens Advisory Committee, please contact Jennifer Haro at (360) 337-7080,