Board of County Commissioners

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners meet the first 4 Mondays of each month. Meetings begin @ 9:00 AM in the Commissioners' Chambers, in the basement of the County Courthouse. If a Monday meetings falls on a holiday when the Courthouse will be closed, the meeting is held on Tuesday @ 9:00AM instead.  If you would like to make a comment you may do so up to 9:00 AM on date of hearing at: 

COVID-19 NOTICE:

NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ALLOWED

(Per the May 29, 2020 Jefferson County Public Health Officer Order)

You can join this meeting by using the following methods:

  • Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93777841705
     
    This option will allow you to join the meeting live. You will need to enter an email address. If you wish to provide public comment, click on the hand icon at the bottom of the screen to “raise your hand.” Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.
  • Audio-only: Dial: 1-253-215-8782 and use Webinar ID: 937-7784-1705# 

This option will allow you to listen to the meeting live. If you wish to provide public comment, press *9 to “raise your hand.” Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.
 Access for the hearing impaired and others can be accommodated using Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6384. 

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. To view upcoming meetings and agendas click below.  Participation instructions are listed at the top of each agenda.
Current Agenda
Archived Agendas and Minutes

2022 Boards & Committee Assignments

Commissioner, Kate Dean - Budget Committee, Board of Health, Community Health Improvement Plant (CHIP) – subcommittee – Youth Advisory Board, Climate Action Committee, COVID-19 RESPONSE: County Coordination Meeting Policy Management Group, Economic Development Council (EDC) Team Jefferson, Elected Official/Department Director Quarterly Meeting, Empowered Teens Coalition – Port Townsend, Fort Worden Advisory Committee, Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), Housing Fund Board (HFB) (rotating chair), Intergovernmental Collaborative Group (ICG), Jefferson-Peninsula Reginal Emergency Planning Committee (JPREP), Jefferson Transit Authority Board, National Association of Counties (NACo) Federal Issues/Funding, North Olympic Development Council (NODC), North Olympic Legislative alliance (NOLA), Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Board, Olympic Consortium Board (OCB), Peninsula Reginal Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO), Washington State Association of Council (WSAC) Coastal Caucus Sub-Committee, Washington State Association of Council (WSAC) Legislative Steering Committee. Washington State Shoreline Hearing Board - alternate. Questions or Concerns: KDean@co.jefferson.wa.us 

Chair, Heidi Eisenhour - Behavioral Health Advisory Committee - Co-Chair, Board of Health, Budget Committee, Canvassing Board, Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) – subcommittee – Senior Age Band, Elected Official/Department Director Quarterly Meeting, Empowered Teens Coalition – Chimacum, Finance Committee, Hadlock Sewer - Lead, Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), Intergovernmental Collaborative Group (ICG), Jefferson-Peninsula Reginal Emergency Planning Committee (JPREP), Jefferson Transit Authority Board - Vice Chair, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC), Marine Resources Committee (MRC), Mental Health Field Response Team, Olympic Discovery Trail, Public Infrastructure Fund Board (PIF), Puget Sound Partnership – Strait Action Area (ERN LIO) - Co-Chair, Washington State Association of Council (WSAC) Legislative Steering Committee - alternate. Questions or Concerns:  heisenhour@co.jefferson.wa.us

Commissioner, Greg Brotherton - Behavioral Health Consortium, Board of Health, Budget Committee, Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) subcommittee – Working Age Band, Elected Official/Department Director Quarterly Meeting, Empowered Teens Coalition – Quilcene, Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), Housing Fund Board - rotating chair, Intellectual/Developmental Disability Advisory Board (I/DD), Intergovernmental Collaborative Group (ICG), Jefferson County Disability Board (LEOFF 1), JeffCom 911 Administrative Board, Jefferson Broadband Action Team and Executive Board (JBAT), Jefferson County Clean Water District, Jefferson-Peninsula Reginal Emergency Planning Committee (JPREP), Jefferson Transit Authority Board, Jefferson Transit Authority Finance Committee - Vice Chair, Housing Fund Board (HFB) (rotating chair), Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A), Olympic Community Action Program (OlyCAP) Board, Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB), Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) - Guest, Salish Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization, Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), Tourism Coordinating Council (TCC), Washington State Association of Council (WSAC) Timber Counties Sub-Committee. Questions or Concerns: GBrotherton@co.jefferson.wa.us  

Members

 

County Commissioner District 1 - Kate Dean         

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County Commissioner District 2 - Heidi Eisenhour

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County Commissioner District 3 - Greg Brotherton

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Kate Dean was elected to the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners in 2017.  Kate moved to rural Jefferson County in the late 1990s as a young farmer and entrepreneur committed to growing the local food economy.  She was the co-founder of Old Tarboo Farm, Finnriver Farm and Mt. Townsend Creamery.  After leaving the farm, Kate started a consulting firm with an eye to projects that leveraged public, private and non-profit resources to find innovative solutions to complex rural issues.  She coordinated the Jefferson Landworks Collaborative (a farmland preservation and enterprise development initiative), managed WSU Extention’s Small Farm Program, worked for WA Dept. of Labor & Industries, and was the Regional Director for the North Olympic Development Council, a council of governments tasked with community and economic development.  Kate holds her Master’s in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. 

Other Areas of Interest

  • Multimodal Transportation
  • Economic Development
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Rural Issues/ GMA
  • Livability
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Infrastructure Investment
  • Environmental Justice
  • Tribal relations
  • Federal and State Policy

Heidi Eisenhour was Elected in 2020, Commissioner Eisenhour is an experienced non-profit executive having served locally as Chief Operating Officer at the Northwest Maritime Center, most recently, and Executive Director at Jefferson Land Trust previously.  A longtime advocate of land and farmland conservation Heidi believes in access to healthy food and outdoor recreation.  She also has many years of experience in food system work from running The Fountain Café, which her family owned, in Port Townsend to advocating for local and regional farms.  Heidi grew up in a commercial fishing family on a 50’ troller in the Port Townsend boatyard and on the Pacific Ocean.  Her family has lived in Port Hadlock since 1981.  Heidi attended both Chimacum and Port Townsend Schools and graduated from the Evergreen State College with a degree in Environmental Science in 1994.

Other Areas of interest

  • Commercial and Recreational Fisheries
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Marine Trades
  • Food and Farming
  • Land Conservation
  • Natural Resources
  • Recreation
  • Recycling and Solid waste
  • Supporting
  • Transportation alternatives
  • working families

Greg Brotherton moved to Quilcene in in 2011 to re-open the Quilcene Village Store and built a home and farm with his family.  He served on the Quilcene School Board and opened several businesses in Discovery Bay before being elected County commissioner in 2018.  

Before arriving in Jefferson County, He graduated with a BA with an emphasis on American Studies from Evergreen State College, taught English in South Korea, worked in IT at US Bank for a decade and was an independent filmmaker.

Other Areas of Interest

  • Affordable Housing
  • Ending Homelessness
  • Regulatory Reform
  • Broadband
  • Behavioral Health Issues
  • Focusing on policy through the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion

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