Mar 27: Come Out and Meet our new County Commissioner

Linda StreissguthKitsap Alliance is happy to welcome our new District 3 County Commissioner Linda Streissguth as our speaker for Dinner. This is our first opportunity to meet our new commissioner. It is important that we have a strong showing at the meeting to demonstrate our interest in her work. Please welcome her and find more about her at Dinner on March 27th, 2014 at 5:30 PM. #1 Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way, Bremerton, WA, 98310. Question? Call Jackie Rossworn at 360-990-1088

“Economic and business developments are vital to Kitsap County and their sustainability key to the prosperity of Kitsap’s citizens and resources. Linda’s knowledge of local economics including business support, retention and job creation was broadened during her service on the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Board of Directors. While a member of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Board, she worked to successfully merge Port Townsend and rural Jefferson County chambers of commerce into a single, sustainable organization.”

Linda Streissguth, District 3 Commissioner January 2014 – Present

Appointed in January 2014 to represent the citizens of Central Kitsap, Commissioner Linda Streissguth brings with her comprehensive knowledge and experience from many years of collaboration with government, non-profit, community and business leadership. As Commissioner, she envisions and will work towards a thriving economy, neighborhoods that are vibrant gathering places, and a sustainable future that celebrates the natural beauty of Kitsap County – its recreational opportunities and abundant resources.

Linda’s top priorities as Commissioner of District 3 for 2014 are overseeing the Bucklin Hill Bridge Project that gets underway the summer of 2014; coordinating the next phase of development of the 13-acre Central Kitsap Community Campus to include planning for a performing arts center and village common area; and working with the Kitsap Regional Library to relocate its current Silverdale branch library.

During her previous 33-year career with Puget Sound Energy, most recently working as Manager of Community Engagement, Linda supervised and coordinated governmental interactions, infrastructure and public works projects, community affairs and customer service within a four-county region of Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston and Lewis counties and Vashon Island. During her tenure there, she also provided direction for ordinance review, comprehensive plan and land-use issues coordination, and public policy.

Her service on a number of boards has broadened her knowledge of human services, business practices and budget oversight. Linda served on the Bremerton Housing Authority from 2007 until her appointment to the Board of Commissioners. As chairman, she initiated a re-branding and marketing effort for the organization, a long-range strategic plan, and oversaw redevelopment of West Park public housing into the Bay Vista community. Since 2011, she’s been a member of the Harrison Medical Center Board of Trustees and chairs the Strategic Planning Committee.

Linda brings to the Board of Commissioners experience as a community planner and holds a designation from the American Institute of Certified Planners. She is a past member of the Bremerton Planning Commission and during her leadership term the Planning Commission received two Governor’s Smart Community Awards for development and adoption of the comprehensive plan and implementation of a zoning ordinance. She is a 2012 YWCA Woman of Achievement.

Economic and business developments are vital to Kitsap County and their sustainability key to the prosperity of Kitsap’s citizens and resources. Linda’s knowledge of local economics including business support, retention and job creation was broadened during her service on the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Board of Directors. While a member of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Board, she worked to successfully merge Port Townsend and rural Jefferson County chambers of commerce into a single, sustainable organization.

Linda graduated from City University in Bellevue with a degree in business administration and a certificate in management studies. She is also holds a Washington state certificate in real estate. In 2012, for recognition of her community contributions, Linda was awarded the YWCA Women of Achievement Award. A resident of Kitsap County since 1993, Linda grew up in the Skagit Valley and she and her husband, Kent, reside in East Bremerton.

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