- Board of County Commissioners
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:
You can join this meeting by using the following methods:
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
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.
2022 Boards & Committee Assignments
Commissioner, Heidi Eisenhour - Behavioral Health Advisory Committee - Co-Chair, Board of Health, Budget Committee, Elected Official/Department Director Quarterly Meeting, Chimacum Drainage District, Empowered Teens Coalition – Chimacum, Hadlock Sewer - Lead, Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), Intergovernmental Collaborative Group (ICG), Jefferson County Clean Water District, Jefferson-Peninsula Reginal Emergency Planning Committee (JPREP), Jefferson Transit Authority Board - Chair, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC), Marine Resources Committee (MRC), Mental Health Field Response Team, National Association of Counties (NACo) Federal Issues/Funding, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Board, Olympic Discovery Trail, Public Infrastructure Fund Board (PIF), Puget Sound Partnership – Strait Action Area (ERN LIO) - Co-Chair, Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), Tourism Coordinating Council (TCC), Washington State Association of Council (WSAC) Legislative Steering Committee - alternate, Washington State Association of Council (WSAC) Timber Counties Sub-Committee. Washington Association of Council (WSAC) Federal Issues Committee. Questions or Concerns: email@example.com
Chair, Greg Brotherton - Behavioral Health Consortium, Board of Health, Budget Committee, Canvassing Board, Elected Official/Department Director Quarterly Meeting, County Coordination Meeting Policy Management Group, Empowered Teens Coalition – Quilcene, Finance Committee, Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), Housing Fund Board - 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-Peninsula Reginal Emergency Planning Committee (JPREP), Jefferson Transit Authority Board, 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. Questions or Concerns: GBrotherton@co.jefferson.wa.us
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- For all other inquiries, or to send an email that will reach all 3 Commissioners, email: JeffBoCC@co.jefferson.wa.us.
County Commissioner District 1 - Kate Dean
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
- 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
- Marine Trades
- Food and Farming
- Land Conservation
- Natural Resources
- Recycling and Solid waste
- 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
- Behavioral Health Issues
- Focusing on policy through the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion