I don’t know about you, but lately I feel like our elected officials in Washington DC have lost touch with their constituency. Our country has lost it’s sense of representative form of government and the voice of the common citizen falls on deaf ears.
Fortunately though, here in Central Kitsap, we do have a meaningful structure and process to bridge the communication gap between residents and local government.
Facilitate and improve communication among the Central Kitsap community and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
Promote a sense of community
Advise the BOCC and government agencies of the desires and concerns of the community
Bring to the Central Kitsap community issues and projects of the County and convey the community response as requested by the BOCC.
The Central Kitsap Community Council (CKCC) exists to represent the citizens of Central Kitsap (defined as those living within the Central Kitsap School District boundaries, but excluding land within the City of Bremerton).
The charge given to CKCC is to review and make recommendations on growth management issues such as land use and zoning, public utility service delivery, transportation improvements, parks and recreation, design standards, public safety, taxes and fees, environmental protection, and other related matters.
The CKCC meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Water District Office at Dickey and Newberry Hill roads from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, except for April and October Town Hall meetings.
The next meeting is January 20th.
For more information, access the CKCC page on the Kitsapgov.com website.