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


2021 Boards & Committee Assignments

Chair, Kate Dean - CHIP Committee Adolescent Behavioral Health, Climate Action Committee, , Finance Committee, Fort Worden Advisory committee, Hadlock Sewer, Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), Jefferson Transit Authority Finance Committee + Vice Chair, Municipal Research and Services Center, Navy Military Liaison, North Olympic Development Council (NODC), North Olympic Legislative Alliance (NOLA), Olympic Consortium Board (OCB), Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO), Policy Management Group, Puget Sound Partnership Ecosystem Coord Board, WSAC Coastal Caucus Sub-Committee, WSAC Legislative Steering Committee. Questions or Concerns: KDean@co.jefferson.wa.us 

Commissioner, Heidi Eisenhour - Behavioral Health Advisory Committee, CHIP Committee Senior Health, County COVID-19 Coordination Meeting Jefferson, County Clean Water District, Developmental Disability Advisory Board (DD), Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC), Marine Resources Committee (MRC), Mental Health Field Response Team, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Board, Olympic Discovery Trail, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB), Public Infrastructure Fund Board (PIF), Strait Action Area, Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), Tourism Coordinating Council (TCC). Questions or Concerns:  heisenhour@co.jefferson.wa.us

Commissioner, Greg Brotherton - Affordable & Homeless Housing-Joint Oversight Board (JOB), Affordable & Homeless Housing-Task Force, CHIP Committee's Working Age Health and Behavioral Health Consortium, Empowered Teens Coalition, JC Disability Board (LEOFF 1), JeffCom 911 Administrative Board, Jefferson Broadband Action Team and Executive Board (JBAT), Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A), Olympic community Action Program (OlyCAP), Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC), Salish Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization, WSAC Timber Counties Sub0Committee. 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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