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2015 Budget Narratives
The 2015 preliminary budget narratives can be viewed here.

Public Meeting Notice - Clean Water District Advisory Council
September 24, 2014, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Jefferson County Public Health, The Pacific Room
615 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend

For more information call Jefferson County Water Quality Division, 360-385-9444.


2015 Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Call for Proposals

The Jefferson County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting proposals from government agencies and non-profit organizations for tourism-promotion to be provided during calendar year 2015 and paid for from the Countyís lodging tax fund.††


Packets for 2015 TOURISM PROMOTION SERVICES to be funded by the Jefferson County Lodging Tax are available HERE


Proposal Deadline: On or before 4:30 p.m. October 17, 2014 (received in County Administratorís Office, not postmarked)


Mailing Address:††††††
Jefferson County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

††††††††† County Administrator

††††††††† P.O. Box 1220

††††††††† Port Townsend, WA98368


Delivery Address:
       Jefferson County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

††††††††† County Administrator

††††††††† 1820 Jefferson Street

††††††††† Port Townsend, WA 98368


Under Jefferson County guidelines, ONLY NON-PROFIT AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE ELIGIBLE to propose services to be funded by the Jefferson County Lodging Tax.



Jefferson County Planning Commission Has a Vacancy

Help shape our community's future growth & development!
There is one position open for the Jefferson County Planning Commission in District 1.  The term will expire in March 2017.  District #1 area includes the City of Port Townsend and a portion of unincorporated Port Townsend.  See the map online here.


The Planning Commission assists the Department of Community Development and prepares advisory recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.  The group provides a forum for public review of land use issues and planning proposals such as comprehensive and use-specific goals, policies, regulations and zoning designations that guide development activities around the County.  The group does not review project-specific permits.  Recent efforts have addressed these local issues:

         Critical Area/Agricultural Buffers

         Comprehensive Plan update

         Sign code revisions


Meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum with some meetings held at alternate locations around the County.


TO APPLY: Submit a completed Volunteer Application Form as soon as possible to: Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or  The position is open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.


LEARN MORE:  Visit the Planning Commission webpage, including Commissioner District map, or contact Department of Community Development at 360-379-4450 or




Notice of Public Hearing
Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Cotton Building, 607 Water Street, Port Townsend, 98368, to hear public comment on Ordinance # 07-0811-14 moratorium on accepting or processing of permits for recreational marijuana in certain zones. Public comments may be sent by email to:; or by mail or hand delivered to: Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, 1820 Jefferson St., P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368.   The public comment period runs from August 27 through the close of the public hearing on October 6, 2014.

You can access the moratorium here:  
Ordinance #07-0811-14.

For further information, please contact Dept. of Community Development, 621 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA  98368, (360) 379-4450.


A Chance to get Involved and Make a Difference
Jefferson County is seeking three dynamic volunteer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members. There are positions open in County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2. Projects and roles of the board include strategic planning, advising the County Commissioners; assisting and supporting the organization in its mission of providing 22 parks and facilities, including HJ Carroll, Memorial Field, the PT Rec. Center, and Gibbs Lake; as well as a host of community sports, summer camps, and special events. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest to Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 1820 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA  98368 or For more information please contact Matt Tyler at 360-385-9129 or


Notice of Road Maintenance Operations Expect minor traffic slowdowns or delays on various County roadways between July 7, 2014 and September 30, 2014.  For more information, click here.


Political Campaign Signs

Guidelines for installing political campaign signs along public roads can be found here.



Information Regarding Initiative 502

For information about legalized marijuana in Jefferson County check the issue links short cut on the Dept. of Community Development webpage or click here.



Volunteers Needed!
The Jefferson County Department of Public Works is looking for a citizen from District 1 and a citizen from District 3 to join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) in 2014.  Click here for more information.



The Peninsula Regional Support Network is seeking Jefferson and Clallam County residents to join citizens from Kitsap, Clallam and Jefferson Counties as members of a regional mental health advisory board.The board meets monthly in the Port Townsend area.This is a volunteer position with travel allowance.


Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. For application and additional information call the Peninsula Regional Support Network at

800-525-5637 or (360) 337-4604; or email






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