District 1 - North County
District 2 - South County
District 3 - Central County
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W. Michael Walton
Brian Lawler, JPC PLLC
Alan Dashen, NW Munipal Advisors
Marc Greenough, Foster Garvey PC
Shannon Thompson, Barker Creek Consulting
December 2020 - (Clcik to go to the full Report to the Community)
This has been a year to forget - not remember! Covid-19, thousands of our elders dying, the economy in shambles, and a contentious election to top it off.
One one bright spot has been the perseverance of our public partners to continue with the exploration and development of their projects - Port Orchard and the South Kitsap Conference and Event center (SKCEC); Poulsbo and the Poulsbo Event and Recreation Center; and the County for the Port Gamble Heritage Park.
Our Christmas Gift is the coronavirus vaccine, so Happy New Year to all and may it develope into a "normal" one...
July 2020 - With the Covid-19 virus dictating many choices we have to make, the March, April & May meetings were cancelled, in an abundance of caution. A virtual Zoom meeting was conducted successfully on June 22nd. Our next meeting, on July 27th will also be a virutual meeting.
The Construction Consultant process was closed, with 4 good candidates having submitted their qualifications. The interview process has been restarted, with interviews scheduled for July 28 & 30. The fianl selection from the two sinalists will be at the September Board Meeting.
*NOTE: Four Directors from the Board were up for re-appoinitment - Directors from District 1, District 3, Bainbridge Island and Port Orchard. Two of the Directors were replaced with new appointment - Rick Smith by Phil Havers of Silverdale and Bill Mahan by John Morrissey of Port Orchard. Pat Hatchel from District 1 was re-appointed as was Tom Bullock for the Bainbridge Island position.
February 2020: The KPFD has posted an RFQ for a new Construction Consultant, the RFQ is available by clicking here. the deadline to submit has been revised to March 13, the interviews to take place approximately 2 weeks after the submission date.
September 2019: After 15 years serving as the Construction Consultant to the Kitsap PFD, Bror Elmquist recently informed the KPFD that he is retiring and moving to Guatemala. He will end his associaiton with the KPFD at the end of October. We wish Bror the best in his new adventure.
April 2019: after a months long period of presentations and questions, the PFD Board is ready to get down to busness - evaluating and selecting New Projects in whihc tio invest millions of dollars of PFD capital. It will be some months yet before that final decision is made. There is also the finalizaion of the bonding and financing research, to determine which firm will be the bond underwriter and which will be the financial advisor in the process of financing our selection. We have heard from capapble teams presenting some excellent projects, it will be a dificult process to determine which will be the final choices.
February 2018: A new Director has been appointed for the County's South District, Erin Leedham of Ollala. She will be officially appointed by Resolution at the Feb 12th BOCC meeting. Erin is the General Manager of the Kitsap Mall and has years of experience in commercial coonstruction projects and facilities management. She will be in attendance at our Feb 26th KPFD Board meeting.
Daron Jagodzinske, Chair, KPFD Board of Directors
KPFD Guiding Principles for Projects & Facilities:
Ability to generate revenue by bringing regional and small national conferences (vendors, participants and guests) and sports tournaments (organizers, participants, families and fans) and all the attendant media coverage into Kitsap County.
Efficient use of public and private money:
Both the Kitsap Conference Center and Kitsap Fairgrounds & Event Center
-Used state sales tax rebate managed by the KPFD to produce capital investment funding from bond sales.
-Garner multiple funding sources from inside and outside Kitsap County, including
• $1.5 million in federal and state grants for the tournament quality lighting for the Kitsap Pavilion, new baseball fields at Kitsap Fairgrounds and the fountains on the public plazas at Bremerton Harborside
• $18 million from City of Bremerton
• $1million matching funds from Kitsap County.
-Spur private investment in Kitsap County.
To date these investments include:
• nearly $20 million from Opus Development Corporation for the Kitsap Conference Center and public plazas at Bremerton Harborside
• $30,000 in-kind contribution from RainStorm for the rainwater/underground recycling system in the Fairgrounds parking lot.
The newest construction technologies in parking lot construction are being used at both projects, resulting in
• water recycling and operating cost savings (approximately 40% or $50,000 a year) and avoidance of runoff problems at the Fairgrounds
• safety and earthquake damage prevention through rebar and tension-framing in the Conference Center underground parking structure.
The Kitsap Conference Center,
Event Center and the Kitsap Fairgrounds & Event Center
all feature multi-use facilities:
• At the Fairgrounds and Event Center, baseball fields have soccer fields in the outfields and share parking, lavatory and concession facilities among four fields.
• The Pavilion houses basketball, wrestling, volleyball, tennis badminton or community events with removable sports equipment and bleachers, as well as permanently lined sports flooring.
• The Conference Center meeting spaces are appropriate for conferences and meetings, weddings and community receptions, and commercial and cultural exhibits.
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Look for a new Project Funding Process document here.