Challenge Day 9: Personal Presentations

The Class of 2017 held their final Challenge Day at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Long House in Kingston. Gratitude was a theme woven throughout the day as individuals and teams reflected on their Leadership Kitsap experience. More …

Sponsors: EXIDEO Consulting & Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

Challenge Day 8: Environment & Planning

Environment & Planning Day, held May 12, 2017, provided an engaging, hands-on look at Kitsap County’s unique environment and planning challenges. More …



Sponsors: Kitsap County Public Works, Parametrix, Panera Bread, Port of Bremerton, Rice Fergus Miller. Transportation provided by Kitsap Community Resources.

Challenge Day 7: Arts & Recreation

Arts & Recreation Day held April 14, 2017 was an inspiring day learning about Kitsap’s art, cultural, and recreational opportunities. More …



Sponsors: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest, and the Suquamish Tribe

Challenge Day 6: Public Safety

Public Safety Day was a great look into Kitsap’s law enforcement, emergency preparedness, fire safety, courts, and jail – and how all work together to keep us safe and build community. More …



Public Safety Day Sponsors: Kitsap County Administration & Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild

Challenge Day 5: State Government

Leadership Kitsap’s State Government Day, February 10, 2017 was an inspiring trip to our state capitol where the class learned about the leadership journeys of executives and staff, enjoyed behind the scenes tours, and up close and personal discussions with Kitsap’s legislative delegation. More …



State Government Day Sponsors:  Law Office of Sanchez, Mitchell, Eastman & Cure and Port Madison Enterprises
Transportation provided by Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

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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Congratulations Class of 2017!

The Leadership Kitsap Class of 2017 Celebration of Leadership & Graduation Ceremony was held at Kiana Lodge June 21, 2017. The Leadership Kitsap Alumni Association honored Angie Silva, Class of 2009 as a community leader who is creating change and measurable differences in our community. Class of 2017 service projects were showcased while everyone enjoyed Kiana’s Signature Salmon Dinner. It was a beautiful evening to celebrate those working to make Kitsap a better place. Congratulations Class of 2017!

Team 1: Impact Kitsap partnered with the Olympic College Office of Institutional Effectiveness to create an event to promote Olympic College’s Stay on Course mentoring program focused on increasing student success, particularly women at risk. (Alanna August, Laurie Davis, Tracy Flood, Renee Greenfield, Richard Miller, Holly Paterson)

Team 2: Conflict Crushers partnered with the Kitsap Dispute Resolution Center to help establish a Conflict Club at Kingston Middle School modeled after an existing program on Bainbridge Island. (Sanjay Bhatt, Martin Cockroft, Jeff Horn, Lisa McDonald, Jeffrey Menge)

Team 3: BEST partnered with New Life Community Development Agency to create a dance program for inner city Bremerton youth connected to the Marvin Williams Center. (Kay Ash, Kwang Kye, Jon Rauch, Carli Schmitz, Shawn Willis)

Team 4: Kitsap Connect partnered with the Kitsap Community Foundation to pilot a program to help place qualified, interested people on local non-profit Boards. (Robert Fisher, Beverly Frye, Jorge Nolasco, Sally Oranski, James Ramponi)

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