Leadership Kitsap Class of 2022

Thursday, June 9, 2022 we celebrated the accomplishments of the Leadership Kitsap Class of 2022 with a beautiful evening at Kiana Lodge. Clif McKenzie, CEO Watson Furniture Group was awarded the 2022 Leadership Kitsap Legacy Award. Five impactful community service projects were showcased. 

Thank you to our evening sponsors: Kiana Lodge, Three Leaves Design, Wild Applause, and our Executive Sponsors: Kitsap Community Foundation, The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, The Point Casino & Hotel, and Port Madison Enterprises.

Photos by Logan Westom. View full gallery HERE.

TEAM 1 | Team Purple: Galina Georgieva, Terri Gleich, Jenn Collins, Jené Grandmont, Jennifer Chaussee, Sandra Starnes
Community Partner: Poulsbo Parks & Recreation
Project: Creating a Safe Room for domestic violence victims

TEAM 2 | 2 Legit to Quit: Wendy Fox, Tyson Pothier, Ginny Duff, Josh Miller, Vera Druschke
Community Partners: Kitsap Public Health District, Kitsap Parks & Recreation, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Benevolence Foundation
Project: Needle collection bins and training video

TEAM 3 | Rhythm Section: Miranda Fort, Sarah Knox, Irene Moyer, Kjiersten McKinney, Katie Ketterer, Dustin Church
Community Partner: Music Discovery Center
Project: Instrument drive to benefit the Music Discovery Center

.TEAM 4 | Common Denominators: Courtney Norwil, Kathy Garcia, Kym Pleger, KaeCee Coates, Rhiannon Sayles, José Castro
Community Partner: Great Peninsula Conservancy
Project: Design and install a kiosk with interpretive signage at Misery Point, Seabeck

TEAM 5 | Team Sasquatch: Jay Reynolds, Will Sapp, Alex Hardy, Kathleen Arndt, Vanessa Carlson
Community Partner: Wild Society
Project: Coordinate a gear drive and inaugural Family Hike Day

2021-2022 Challenge Day Dates

  • Orientation: Thursday, August 19
  • Opening Retreat (Positive Leadership: Introduction): Friday, September 10
    & Saturday, September 11 (Overnight, Seabeck Conference Center)
  • Local Government (Authenticity): Friday, October 15
  • Education (Purpose): Friday, November 19
  • Economics (Advocacy): Friday, December 10
  • Healthy Community (Resilience): Friday, January 14
  • Law & Justice (Community Building): Friday, February 11
  • Environment & Planning (Reason): Friday, March 11
  • Arts & Culture (Gratitude): Friday, April 8
  • Personal Reflections (Conclusion): Friday, May 6
  • Graduation: Tuesday, June 9 (Kiana Lodge)

Updated 12/1/21, Subject to Change

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

All Leadership Kitsap program attendees are required to be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit a negative COVID-19 test result WITHIN 72 hours of the given Challenge Day. This policy does not apply to Leadership Kitsap sponsored events, socials, or workshops held at public venues where class members are not required to attend in order to graduate from the Leadership Kitsap program. Leadership Kitsap program attendees will abide by this policy or the Challenge Day venue’s policy, whichever is most strict. 

View our policy here.

Thank you to our Class of 2022 Executive Sponsors: