President Obama appoints Suquamish Tribal Chair, Leonard Forsman to key administrative post

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Leonard Andrew Forsman – Member and Vice Chair, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Linda Behnken – United States Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut Commission Beth White – Member, National […] Read more »

KEDA Honors Russell Steele with Economic Development Lifetime Achievment Award

March 30, 2016 – Russell Steele was lauded by a host of Kitsap business and community leaders at the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) Annual Meeting where he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his unwavering support of economic development efforts in Kitsap County. Steele is the CEO of Port Madison Enterprises, and served on the KEDA Board of Directors for […] Read more »

Newest Washington state ferry: M/V Suquamish

North Kitsap Herald OLYMPIA — The state Transportation Commission chose “Suquamish” as the name of the state’s fourth Olympic-class ferry at its meeting March 16. The selection follows a public process in which the commission considered three eligible names — Cowlitz, Sammamish, and Suquamish — and sought input from Washington State Ferries, the Ferry Advisory Committee Executive Council, ferry riders and the general public. “We’re […] Read more »

Suquamish Tribe’s economic boom ‘breathtaking’

Check out this great feature on the economic impact of the Suquamish Tribe by RICHARD WALKER, North Kitsap Herald Editor In addition to brief look back at the story includes details on employment data, casino and resort expansion, a new 16,000 sf seafood processing plant, a 34,000sf fitness and youth center, and a preliminary master plan for Suquamish Shores. Click here to read the complete […] Read more »

Coalition completes purchase of Port Gamble shoreline block for conservation

Kitsap County has completed a purchase of 535 acres of forestland and 1.5 miles of shoreline on Port Gamble Bay for permanent conservation. It is the first acquisition of the multi-year Kitsap Forest & Bay Project. The Kitsap Forest & Bay Project is an ongoing effort by Kitsap County, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, the Suquamish Tribe, Forterra, Great Peninsula Conservancy, and many community partners […] Read more »