The KCSD#7 Board of Commissioners meets monthly on the second Thursday at 7pm at the Fort Ward Community Hall at 9705 Evergreen NE on Bainbridge Island. These are public meetings — everyone is welcome to attend.
What happens at these meetings?
Under state law, ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations, orders, and directives must be adopted at open meetings conducted in compliance with the state’s Open Public Meetings Act.
At these meetings, the commissioners develop the budget, set policy, review financial and operations reports, approve expenditures and minutes.
Public comment is welcome at these meetings.
If you miss a meeting
If you can’t make it to a meeting, be sure to check out the meeting minutes. We post them here after they are approved by the Board of Commissioners (usually at the following meeting.) If you don’t see the meeting minutes you are looking for, please contact KCSD#7 Manager John Poppe at email@example.com or submit a Public Records Request.
About the Fort Ward Community Hall
KCSD#7 meetings are held in the old Fort Ward bakery building, which was built in 1910. The bakery provided bread for soldiers stationed at the US Army Coast Artillery Fort Ward for almost 20 years. In World War II, the building was converted to a power house to provide electricity for what became US Naval Radio Station Bainbridge Island, which listened in on Imperial Japanese radio transmissions.
Today, the building is being converted to a community hall in an effort to both preserve history and to create a community center on the south end of Bainbridge Island for everyone to enjoy. Friends of Fort Ward, a 501(c)3, along with the sewer district, the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District, neighbors and other organizations, are raising funds to restore the building. After restoration, the Park District will operate the building, which will be used for classes, scout meetings, potlucks, etc. — and sewer district meetings, of course! The sewer district, which owns the building, will maintain a small office there.
To learn more about the Fort Ward Community Hall or to make a contribution to the project, please check out the Friends of Fort Ward website .