Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Therapeutic Drug Court 

Citizens Advisory Committee​

1/10th of 1% Sales and Use Tax Grant Program

A signed Ordinance 507-2013 authorized a sales tax and use tax to provide for delivery of mental health, substance abuse and therapeutic court programs and services, providing for administration of the tax and adopting a new chapter of Kitsap County Code for implementation. Learn more about the program here.

The Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Therapeutic Drug Court Citizens Advisory Committee was formed to:

> Help prevent and reduce the impacts of disabling chemical dependency and mental illness by creating and investing in effective, data driven programs for a continuum of recovery-oriented systems of care.

> Advise the Board of Commissioners on systemic mental health, substance abuse and therapeutic court issues.  

> Review strategic plans which identify regional needs and guide near-term actions to address such needs.

> Assess proposals for targeted funding to address the needs outlined in the strategic plans.

> Develop and measure specific performance measures to ensure funding is meeting proposed goals and those of Kitsap's strategic plans.

> Ensure the implementation and evaluation of the strategies and programs funded by the Treatment Sales Tax are transparent, accountable and collaborative.

Resolution #139-2013 Adopted on September 23, 2013 appointed the members of the CAC.

Strategic Goals

Signed Resolutions

​Kathleen Cronin​At-Large, District 1​9/23/18 - 12/31/21
Alexis Foster​At-Large, District 11/25/21 - 9/22/23
​VACANT​At-Large, District 2Ended 9/22/21
​Jeannie Screws
​At-Large, District 2
9/23/19 - 9/22/22
​Jackie Fojtik
​At-Large, District 3
​9/23/21 - 9/22/24
​Jennifer Collins
​At-Large, District 3
​9/13/21 - 9/22/24
Helen Havers​Salish Behavioral Health Organization3/9/20 - 9/22/22

​Ursula Petters​Commission on Children and Youth​9/23/19 - 9/22/22
​Valerie Nau​Law and Justice4/9/18 - 12/31/20
1/1/20 - 9/22/23
​Kimberly Shipp​Education​9/23/17-12/31/20
1/1/20 - 9/22/23
Charmaine Scott​Area Agency on Aging4/8/19 - 9/22/22


The  Citizens Advisory Committee will be comprised of 11 members appointed by the County Commissioners to three-year terms:

One (1) from the Salish Behavioral Health Organization Advisory Board
One (1) from the Commission on Children and Youth
One (1) from the Area Agency on Aging
One (1) from Law and Justice
One (1) from Education
Six (6) At-Large representing a broad spectrum of community members whose background and expertise will enhance the function and effectiveness of the Advisory Committee in fulfilling their responsibilities.

Meeting Time
3rd Tuesday of every month at
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


** Currently meeting remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions. Link to join meeting included on agenda, posted below.**

Skookum Contract Services
Skykomish room
4525 Auto Center Way
Bremerton, WA 98312


2021 Meeting Schedule

Click on dates below for meeting agendas and minutes

January 19
February 16
March 16
April 20 
May 18
June 15
July 20
August -Cancelled
September -Cancelled
October 19
November 16
December 21

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Previous Years
2020 Agenda Packets
2019 Agenda Packets


Contact Us

Gay Neal, Human Services
Planner III


Doug Washburn, Human Services Director

Hannah Shockley, Human Services Office Supervisor
360-337-7185, x3530 

Fax: 360-337-5721