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Applications open for new Fair & Stampede Association7/10/2019

Kitsap County is now accepting applications with accompanying resumes from individuals interested in serving as non-compensated fiduciaries on a new Kitsap County Fair & Stampede Association Board of Directors. Candidates should have experience in non-profit governance and potential access to community organizations. The application deadline is August 2.

For a position description and to complete the online application, click here. Email a supplemental resume to

Commissioners will appoint a nominations committee to review and interview applicants, leading to the appointment of the initial members of the association board of directors. Once selected, directors will serve as the governing body of the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede Association.

Kitsap County Commissioners contracted with a consultant last year to do a fair sustainability study and review business models to provide the opportunity for the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede to fully develop into an entrepreneurial entity while keeping true to its public purpose. 

In February 2019, based on the study's recommendation that a non-profit model provides the most efficient transition, County Commissioners approved reorganizing the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede into a non-profit corporation. The County is creating documents required to establish the non-profit entity, while working with a consultant to draft operational policies and procedures, and research resources outlined in the consultant’s transition plan. As recommended in the study, County Commissioners will be instrumental in the transition.

The new non-profit Kitsap County Fair & Stampede Association will perform as a responsive and entrepreneurial organization with latitude to streamline business operations while keeping to professional business standards. 

The County fair sustainability study is available on-line at

For more information on the application process, contact Rebecca Pirtle in the Commissioners' Office at (360) 337-4650, or visit

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