Board of County Commissioners

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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: 

You can join this meeting by using the following methods:

  • Zoom Meeting:
    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 Clerk
  • 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 Clerk
 Access for the hearing impaired and others can be accommodated using Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6384. 

  • Website: Follow the links under “Quick links,” “Videos of Meetings,” and click on “Today.” This option will allow you to watch the meeting live-streaming, with no participation.
  • In-Person: You are welcome to join the meeting in-person. This option may be limited as we are operating at 50% room occupancy at this time.

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

2023 Boards & Committee Assignments

Chair, Kate Dean - BoCC Chair, Board of Health – Chair, Budget Committee, Canvassing Board, Climate Action Committee, Community Health Improvement Plan – Youth, County Coordination Meeting, Elected Official/Department Director Quarterly Meeting, Empowered Teens Coalition - Port Townsend, Finance Committee, Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC) – Lead, Housing Fund Board, Intergovernmental Collaborative Group (ICG), Jefferson Fairgrounds – Lead, Jefferson Transit Authority Board, Maritime WA National Heritage Area Steering Committee, Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC), North Olympic Legislative Alliance (NOLA), Peninsula Regional Emergency Planning Committee, Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) Leadership Council, WSAC Coastal Caucus Sub-Committee, WSAC Legislative Steering Committee - Co-Chair. Questions or Concerns:   

Commissioner, Heidi Eisenhour - Behavioral Health Advisory Committee - Chair, Board of Health, Budget Committee, Chimacum Drainage District, Department of Ecology Model Ordinance Committee, Department of Natural Resources Carbon & Forest Management Work Group, Elected Official/Department Director Quarterly Meeting, Empowered Teens Coalition – Chimacum, Hadlock Sewer - Project Lead, Intergovernmental Collaborative Group (ICG), Jefferson County Clean Water District, Jefferson Transit Authority Board, Marine Resources Committee (MRC), Mental Health Field Response Team, NaCO Federal Issues & Public Lands Steering Committees, Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A), Olympic Coast Marine Sanctuary Advisory Board, Olympic Discovery Trail - Project Lead, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB), Peninsula Regional Emergency Planning Committee, Public Infrastructure Fund Board (PIF) - Chair, PSP Strait Action Area (ERN LIO) - Co-Chair, Salish Behavioral Health ASO, Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), Strategic Plan Implementation, WSAC Shorelines Hearing Board – Alternate, WSAC Timber Counties Sub Committee, WSAC Federal issues Committee. Questions or Concerns: 

Commissioner, Greg Brotherton - Behavioral Health Consortium, Board of Health, Broadband Action Team and Executive Board (JBAT), Budget Committee, Economic Development Council (EDC) Team Jefferson, Elected Official/Department Director Quarterly Meeting, Empowered Teens Coalition – Quilcene, Housing Fund Board - Chair, Intellectual/Developmental Disability Board (I/DD), Intergovernmental Collaborative Group (ICG), Jefferson County Disability Board (LEOFF 1), JeffCom 911 Administrative Board, Jefferson-Peninsula Regional Emergency Planning Comm - Lead, Jefferson Transit Authority Board, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) - Chair, North Olympic Development Council (NODC), Olympic Community Action Program (OlyCAP) Board, Olympic Consortium Board (OCB), Olympic Peninsula Resources Advisory Committee (RAC), Olympic Peninsula Tourism Strategic Plan Leadership Group, Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), Peninsula Regional Emergency Planning Committee - Lead, Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) - Guest, Recompete, Tourism Coordinating Council (TCC), Water Utility Coordination Council (WUCC), WSAC Broadband Advisory Committee. Questions or Concerns:



County Commissioner District 1 - Kate Dean         

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County Commissioner District 2 - Heidi Eisenhour


County Commissioner District 3 - Greg Brotherton


Kate Dean was elected to the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners in 2017 and re-elected in 2021.  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 and re-elected in 2022. 

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