Bill Mahan named to mental health board

Kitsap Mental Health Services corporate board has recently elected Bill Mahan, longstanding supporter of mental health services, as its newest member of the board of directors.

During his tenure as a county commissioner, Mahan was known as the “social services commissioner,” writing the first Mental Health Plan for Kitsap County and providing the foundation for establishing Kitsap Mental Health Services.

Kitsap County later developed the plan for the delivery of mental health services, leading in 1978 to the creation of Kitsap Mental Health Services.

Mahan also is a member of the Board of Directors for Paratransit Services, Kitsap Visitor and Convention Center, and serves the executive board for the Bremerton Branch of the NAACP.

Following twenty years of service as Kitsap County Commissioner for south Kitsap, Mahan completed his political career as a commissioner for the Port of Bremerton from 2000 to 2011.

Kitsap Mental Health Services is the primary provider of mental health services for Kitsap County, offering a continuum of care to children, adults and older adults, and their families.

For more information, contact Rochelle Doan, director of development and community relations for Kitsap Mental Health Services at 360-415-5871.

Additional information is available on Kitsap Mental Health Services’ website at



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