Robert Gelder, Chair, District 1
Charlotte Garrido, District 2
Ed Wolfe, District 3
Kitsap County remains in Phase 3 of Governor Inslee's Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery for COVID-19, as such, the Commissioners will be holding their public meetings remotely. There will be no physical location. Board members, staff, and presenters will participate remotely. The public may link into the meeting through video conference, or telephonically through a call-in number. Meeting access link information, as well as related materials, will be available to the public prior to the meeting at https://sp.kitsapgov.com/sites/comm/SitePages/agendasearch.aspx, or by clicking on the Board Meeting Agendas link on this webpage. Should the Governor's Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery allow for in-person meetings, the updated information will be provided at the link above.
To say that we live in
interesting times seems like a vast understatement. None of us
have lived through anything similar in our lifetimes and each moment
seems to bring a new bit of information – or misinformation, as the case
often seems to be.
We fully support the efforts of
the dedicated public health officials who guide us during this COVID-19
outbreak, and extend our thanks and appreciation to medical professionals in
all settings that have been watching over our affected family and friends.
County Commissioners are
closely following local and national COVID-19 developments. We're watching
what other adjoining counties are doing and evaluating practices that could
be utilized here. A Kitsap County information line has been established
to address residents' questions and concerns related to COVID-19. That number
is 2-1-1. It is staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
The resources listed below will help you with
health information, County operations and online services, and other
resources. They are updated frequently:
We are also thankful for
the efforts of our own County staff. Their dedication and creativity in ensuring
the County continues to provide quality public service 24/7 is greatly
appreciated. Though some of our departments have closed their walk-up
service counters that doesn't mean we're not here for you. Many of our county
services are available online. Use the link above to get the latest news
about our operations. If you need help please call Kitsap1 at 360.337.5777 or
send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Similarly, our County courts have issued a temporary
order regarding the timing and processing of cases in Superior and District
courts. That order can be found here.
Like you, our staff is impacted
by the closures of schools, businesses, recreational facilities and the
inability to visit friends and loved ones in healthcare facilities. And like
you, we look forward to being on the other side of this pandemic event. We
will continue, with the invaluable assistance of our employees and partners,
to provide essential county services while maintaining compliance with the
directives from Governor Inslee, the Kitsap
County Public Health District and the Centers for Disease
Thank you for your ongoing
support of Kitsap County.
Kitsap County Board of
Charlotte Garrido, Chair
Edward E. Wolfe
The Washington State Department of Commerce and Kitsap County provided a short-course on affordable housing March 14, 2019 in Port Orchard that included an overview on the housing crisis, legal aspects of affordable housing, tools to promote affordability, and local government examples. A recording of the program is available here.
There are a myriad of related resources, data and other information at the Department of Human Services Housing and Homelessness website: https://www.kitsapgov.com/hs/Pages/HH-Housing-and-Homelessness-Landing.aspx