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Play a role in the future of Kingston

The Greater Kingston Economic Development Council is asking for the public’s input in figuring out Kingston’s future.

The 12-question survey will be used to help the group figure out how to serve the interests of visitor and residents of the area better. The survey ends Oct. 15.

The group, which was formed earlier this year, is working on how best to market the rural community, GKEDC chairman Jerry Kirschner said.

“We’re looking at tourism and retail support for businesses in core area in Kingston,” he said. “We’re not interested in big box stores, but supporting entrepreneurs in community.”

Another survey administered a few weeks ago asked for public input on two Port of Kingston properties. That survey produced 90 responses and revealed green space and open space were the top priorities for the  two properties, according to Kori Henry, the port’s executive director until Oct. 9. She’ll become the public information officer for the North Kitsap School District at that time.