COMMISSIONERS’ OFFICE STAFF: John Gentle-District 1 Commissioner, Brenda Miller-Human Resource Director, Robert Rosencrantz-District 2 Commissioner Vice Chair, Alicia Pereyda-Commissioner Programs/HR Assistant, Brian Smiley-District 3 Chair, Crystal Zieske-Clerk of the Board/Office Manager
The Board of County Commissioners serves as the legislative body of the County.
The Board adopts and oversees the budget and oversees departments not under another elected official such as Public Works, Community Development, Counseling Services and Information Technology Services.
The Commissioners make policy decisions by resolution or ordinance.
The Commissioners also share seats on many local community Board of Directors such as Tri County Health, Rural Resources and Tri County Economic Development and on boards and commissions at regional and state-wide levels such as the Washington State Association of Counties and Eastern Washington Council of Governments.
The Commissioners are active advocates for the community on many issues including forest lands, water and land use issues.
The Board typically meets every Monday and Tuesday in the Courthouse located at 625 West 4th Street, Newport, WA. Meetings may also occur on Thursdays. Meetings are open to the public. Public Comment is typically scheduled at 4:00 p.m. every Monday, except on holidays. The Commissioners and their terms are listed along with their email link and contact information.
Commissioners' meetings available via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 509 447 4119 Or Dial
by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US
or +1 253 215 8782 US.
Meeting ID: 509 447 4119
For more information, visit our Meetings page.
Mailing address: PO Box 5025, Newport, WA 99156
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625 W. 4th Street
PO Box 5025
Newport, WA 99156