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Ousted Botkin now a consultant

Tim Botkin - File photo
Tim Botkin
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Although you’re not likely to see TIm Botkin run for office again, the former Kitsap County Commissioner has been keeping busy in the three months since he left office.

Specifically, he is about to launch his consulting business — Sustainable Solutions.

He plans to use his skills acquired as an attorney and mediator, county hearing examiner and Kitsap County Commissioner.

“I’ve spent time with the family, worked on the house and done some freelancing as a consultant,” he said.

Botkin issued a resounding “no” when asked if he would consider running for office again. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t miss his commissioner’s seat.

“I miss the fact there were a lot of things on the verge of getting done,” he said adding that he hopes to see them get done.

His consulting business, which Botkin will operate out of his home, focuses on sustainable land use, community planning, mediation alternatives, group facilitation, and legislative consultation.

His goal is to get things done the way they should be done, Botkin said.

He hopes his company can provide options that meet the rules, reduce impacts and save costs.

Botkin has more than 18 years experience delving into land use issues including strategic planning and smart growth.

Incumbent Botkin was defeated in his first reelection bid in November 2002, by former Bremerton travel industry executive Patty Lent.

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