Local Government Day was held on October 19, 2021 at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport. The day was a thought-provoking look at Kitsap’s local governance and the intersection of local, state, federal, and tribal jurisdictions.

The day began with Board member Dedra Miller (LK15) facilitating a discussion on Authenticity, the first of seven leadership capacities the class will discuss as part of our Positive Leadership curriculum. The theme of Authenticity was woven throughout the day with each of our presenters.

Washington State Senator Emily Randall (26th District) shared her personal leadership journey as well as an update on the Gorst SR 3/SR16 Corridor Project, a partnership with Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Governments to solve the needs of the Gorst Corridor. Kitsap County Auditor Paul Andrews (LK14) enlightened the class on the election process in Kitsap County and the impressive efforts to make each election accessible and 100% accurate.

Board member Cary Bozeman, Port of Bremerton Commissioner and former mayor of Bellevue and Bremerton shared his personal reflection on the core values of leadership.

Following lunch, several class members had the privilege of touring the USS Henry M. Jackson as guests of Commander Submarine Group Nine. Other class members  began The Great Kitsap Scavenger Hunt – Leadership Kitsap Edition, a year-long game to explore Kitsap County.

Thank you to the US Naval Undersea Museum for the wonderful venue, and Contract Management Services, a Division of Bremerton Housing Authority, for sponsoring the day.