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Facilities district is official

"The new Kitsap County Public Facilities District became official Monday.The Kitsap County Commissioners formally appointed six of the seven members of the PFD board July 24, although the county had released the list of board members two weeks ago. The PFD board, composed of one representative from each commissioner district and one from each of Kitsap's four cities, will have the authority to acquire, build and maintain public facilities in Kitsap County.Among the projects that have been proposed for the district are a new baseball stadium, a performing arts center and an indoor soccer arena.Silverdale lawyer Rick Smith will represent Central Kitsap's Commissioner District 3, Cary Bozeman will represent South Kitsap's Commissioner District 2 and S.N. Cy Wyse will represent North Kitsap's Commissioner District 1. Andy Maron will represent Bainbridge Island, Donna Gross will represent Port Orchard and Linda Berry-Maraist will represent Poulsbo. The city of Bremerton still has not appointed a representative. Commissioner Tim Botkin asked Bremerton to appoint a representative soon. Elaine Valencia, an assistant to Bremerton Mayor Lynn Horton, said getting volunteers in Bremerton has been tough in the past.People think they won't meet all the qualifications we don't have, Valencia said. The only qualification we will really need is that they live inside the city limits.She said hopeful representatives may call to request an application that can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. After the applications have been reviewed by the mayor, a representative will be chosen and asked to serve for two years, although subsequent terms will be four years.For more information on the open Bremerton position, call 478-5266."

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