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Application for
the Class of 2016
now available!



Save the Date:

Leadership and Service Discussion with Congressman Derek Kilmer

Sponsored by Rotary Club of Silverdale

Thursday, May 7th @ 5:30PM

Kitsap Golf and Country Club

3885 NW Golf Club Hill RD

Bremerton, WA

*Light hors d'oeuvres / cash bar


Leadership Kitsap Happy Hour

Wednesday, May 27th @ 4:30 - 6:30P

Featuring Leadership Speaker:

Meisha Rouser

Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill

1240 Hollis Street

Bremerton, WA 98310


Community Sponsors

Challenge Day/Event Sponsors
Leadership Kitsap Sponsors sanchez, mitchell and eastman Law Office of Kenneth W Bagwell

Support Leadership Kitsap in the Kitsap Great Give – May 5th – PLEASE DONATE!

Leadership Kitsap Profile - Donate Here


On May 5th 2015, from Midnight to 11:59:59, Leadership Kitsap is participating in the Kitsap Great Give. Your donation will be stretched further if you donate to Leadership Kitsap through www.kitsapgreatgive.org . Go to Leadership Kitsap’s profile at Leadership Kitsap Great Give Profile Page .


The Kitsap Community Foundation, along with Presenting Partner United Way of Kitsap County, is sponsoring this event. Leadership Kitsap will benefit from bonus funds available for participating nonprofits. We hope you will consider supporting us on May 5th!


Your donation will go a long way in helping us raise $5,000 for the Hanten-Berger Scholarship Fund. Plus, gifts given that day will receive a portion of the bonus funds – your donation of $100 could grow to $120, $130, or more!


Thank you for your support


Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2016!

Recruiting for the Class of 2016 is in full swing. The mission of Leadership Kitsap is to promote informed and committed civic volunteerism, creating a community with a diverse network of effective leaders educated in public policy issues and committed to serving as stewards.

"Leadership Kitsap’s providing me an opportunity to grow in a learning environment with other motivated people.  The training has helped me to understand my own strengths and how they work with those of my teammates.  Most of all I’ve enjoyed meeting with community leaders on our challenge days. "  - Robin Henderson LK15


I am a fortunate recipient of a 2015 Leadership Kitsap Scholarship and so grateful to be. The experience that I have been afforded so far this year has been inspiring, enlightening, and motivating. I have learned so much about Kitsap County and being able to serve my community through my team’s service project is exhilarating. Thanks to all who donate to this excellent program! – Dedra Miller LK15

If the program would benefit you or someone you think would benefit by the 10 month long program, email Kathy Nelson at exdir@leadershipkitsap.org . Applications are due May 15, 2015, and can be submitted here.

Leadership Kitsap Outstanding Alumni Award Nominations Now Being Accepted – DEADLINE - MAY 31st


LKAA is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes an alumnus who best exemplifies a servant leader in the community. Nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2015.

The award will be presented at the 2015 Graduation Ceremony on June 23rd at Kiana Lodge. For more information, contact David Emmons demmons@olympic.edu or Kathy Nelson, LK Executive Director, at exdir@leadershipkitsap.org.

To nominate go to: Nominate LK Alumni Leader Here

Leadership Kitsap Class of 2015 Community Service Projects

Team One– Aspire2Inspire
Diana Brink, Miah Davis, Gracie Johnson, Kelly Meade, Dedra Miller, Jim Mohr
The Aspire2Inspire Team is partnering with Q Youth Resources, a nonprofit dedicated to providing education, community, and a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth. In conjunction with our partner, we are organizing Camp Q, a 3-day, 2-night leadership retreat for LGBTQ youth living in Kitsap and surrounding counties.  The retreat provides a supportive environment that empowers youth to embrace their individual potential and to improve their leadership skills and to network with other youth. The team’s goal is to create a youth leadership experience for the Q Center that can be sustained for future years as a permanent activity of the center.Camp dates are April 24-26, 2015 at YMCA Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor.Project Needs:  donations to help cover costs associated with staying at the YMCA camp, meals, snacks, and materials for activities.  Contact Jim Mohr at jimmohr1@yahoo.com for more information or to help.

Team Two – Dare2Share
Monica Bernhard, Trish Chargualaf, Russ Clithero, Pam Davis, Talia DeCoteau, Robin Henderson 
Dare2Share’s community partner is ShareNet Food Bank located in Kingston.

ShareNet provides the greater Kingston area with emergency food provision, screened emergency power and rental assistance for clients faced with shut off notices or eviction and a weekend take home food program for school children.

Dare2Share’s goal is to increase community awareness by holding a symposium, raise funds for capital improvements and replenish food supplies by holding food drives at local school athletic events. The Suquamish Tribe has awarded a $5,000 grant to ShareNet. A luncheon fundraiser is being planned in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal community on Friday, March 27, 2015. Contact Pam Davis at pamenise3@gmail.com for more information or to help.

Team Three – SHINE (Sharing Hope In our Neighborhoods Everyday)
Cori Berg, Rick Feeney, Tim Maule, Deirdre McKeel, Kristy Yeadon, Mark Yergeau 
Team Shine, Sharing Hope In (our) Neighborhoods Everyday, has partnered with Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound.  Team SHINE is organizing two events. The first event is a Health and Safety Fair on March 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Orchard Heights Elementary located in Port Orchard.  There will be multiple health provider booths, games, a Zumba class, gardening workshop, and a bike rodeo.  Our second event will be hosted in May and will be a Dodgeball tournament, at Sidney Glen Elementary, featuring a playoff between law enforcement and fire district personnel.  Project Needs: assistance with some of the games and bike rodeo as well as set up and clean up. Contact Kristy Yeadon at kkyeadon@gmail.com or Mark Yergeau at myergeau@skfr.org for more information or to help.

Team Four – Team Decisive?
Chad Enright, Garrett Jackson, Andi Reed, Konnie Strom, Deborah Welsh, Marvin Young
Team Decisive? is partnering with Kitsap Foster Care Association (KFCA).  The team will be conducting a first-of-its-kind survey assessing Kitsap foster families, revamping the internet presence of KFCA, updating informational handouts, and hosting the annual Appreciation Dinner on May 20, 2015. Project Needs: help with web design, graphic design, some extra hands to work the Appreciation Dinner, and of course cash, in-kind donations, or other possible leads to funding sources.

Contact Garrett Jackson at g.jackson.brem@gmail.com for more information or to help.

Leadership Kitsap's Positive Impact on Kitsap County

For over 20 years, Leadership Kitsap service projects have helped to strengthen and transform the entire community. Each year, our service projects significantly impact the lives of thousands of Kitsap County residents.

Explore the positive impact of Leadership Kitsap service projects through our Community Impact Map.

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