Challenge Day 4: Healthy Community

Healthy Community Day highlighted collaborative efforts to keep Kitsap healthy. More …

Healthy Community Day Sponsors: CHI Franciscan Health, Harrison Medical Center & Holly Ridge Center

Challenge Day 3: Economics

Economics Day presented the class with Kitsap’s unique economic makeup. More...

Economics Day Sponsors: Advantage Nissan, Kitsap Building Association, & Watson Furniture Group

Challenge Day 2: Education

Education Day gave class members insight into education from birth to adult continuing education in Kitsap County. More…

Education Day Sponsors: Kitsap Community Resources, Wholly Chao, & Olympic College Foundation

Challenge Day 1: Governance

Governance Day was an eye-opening look at Kitsap’s local governance and the many individuals that come together to lead our county government. More …

Governance Day Sponsor: Contract Management Services

Opening Retreat

The Leadership Kitsap Class of 2017 began their leadership journey with a two-day retreat at the Seabeck Conference Center on September 9 and 10, 2016. Day one focused on leadership development and day two on becoming a team. More …

Sponsors: Kitsap Credit Union and Town & Country Markets

Class of 2017 Orientation

Welcome to our new class of 21 community leaders! Orientation was held on Olympic College’s Poulsbo campus, August 24, 2016.

Orientation Sponsor: Olympic College Foundation

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Application period for the Class of 2018 is now open! Learn more …

Leadership Kitsap is a 10-month community leadership program dedicated to training tomorrow’s leaders and giving them the background, contacts, and tools necessary to shape and direct our future. In the 23 years since its founding, the Leadership Kitsap Foundation has played a significant role in the transformation of our community through the 531 graduates who have gone on to serve and the 88 community service projects that have touched an estimated 40,000+ lives. Leadership Kitsap is an investment in our civic future.

Class of 2017

Kay Ash, Olympic College
Alanna August, PSNS & IMF
Sanjay Bhatt, Kitsap Transit
Martin Cockroft, Olympic College
Laurie Davis, PSNS & IMF
Robert Fisher, NUWC – Keyport
Tracy Flood, Olympic College Foundation
Beverly Frye,WA State Dental Hygiene Association’s local component of Kitsap Peninsula, LK Hanten-Berger Scholarship
Renee Greenfield, Marion Forsman-Boushie Early Learning Center, Suquamish Tribe
Jeff Horn, Bainbridge Island Police Department
Leigh Kamasz, American Red Cross
Kwang Kye, Kitsap Regional Library


Lisa McDonald, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
Jeffrey Menge, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department
Rich Miller, Navy Region Northwest
Jorge Nolasco, Bremerton Valley Scottish Rite, LK Hanten-Berger Scholarship
Sally Oranski, Port Madison Enterprises
Holly Paterson, Housing Kitsap, LK Hanten-Berger Scholarship
James Ramponi, CHI Franciscan Health – Harrison Medical Center
Jon Rauch, BKAT / City of Bremerton
Carli Schmitz, Kitsap Housing Coalition, LK Hanten-Berger Scholarship
Shaun Willis, Navy Region Northwest

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