County Connections

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  • (Airdate: May 17, 2024) Jim Burke welcomes Caroline Galloway, Clerk of The Board of County Commissioners and Adiel McNight, Deputy Clerk of the Board. They discuss what it is they both do to help the Board, the Courts and Jefferson County run smoothly.

  • (Airdate: May 10, 2024) This week on County Connections Commissioner Kate Dean and co-host Jim Burke welcome Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney and Coroner James Kennedy about his work in the courts.

  • (Airdate: May 3, 2024) Jim Burke and co-host Commissioner Heidi Eisenhour welcome Wendy Davis, Communications Specialist for Jefferson County and Cara Mitchell, WSDOT Communications Manager, and Mark Krulish, WSDOT Communication Consultant. They discuss big changes coming this summer of ’24 with two major roundabouts being constructed on State Route 104 where it meets State Route 19 and Paradise Bay Road.

  • (Airdate: April 26, 2024) Jim Burke and co-host Commissioner Kate Dean welcome Anne Dean, COO of Discovery Behavioral Health who assist the county in getting people having behavioral health crises get the services they need.
    ( Yes, Anne is Kate’s sister!)

  • (Airdate: April 19, 2024) Jim Burke and co-host Greg Brotherton welcome guest Kathy Morgan, Director of Housing and Community Outreach of OlyCAP. They discuss the transition of the shelter at the American Legion from OlyCAP to being run by Jefferson County, and the eventual transition towards a more permanent shelter at Caswell Brown Village on Mill Road.

  • (Airdate: April 12, 2024) Taylor Clark and co-host Jefferson County Commissioner Kate Dean talked with Sgt Brandon Przygocki of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department about a day in the life of a patrol sergeant.

  • Due to lack of County Commissioner availability this week there will be no County Connections this Friday. County Connections will be back next Friday, April 12 at 12:30pm.

  • (Airdate: March 29, 2024) Taylor Clark welcomed co-host Greg Brotherton and we had a chance to talk with DIane McDade about plans for a Jefferson County Pool. Diane is the President of the JefCo Aquatic Coalition and we talked about the formation of a new task force being put together to investigate pool options and ideas.

  • (Airdate: March 22, 2024) Guest host Taylor Clark and co-host Kate Dean welcomed Olympic Peninsula YMCA Executive Director Wendy Bart. We talked about the planned Early Learning & Family Support Center which will be sited a on the Port Townsend High School Campus. More information is available at

  • (Airdate: March 15, 2024) Jim Burke and co-host Commissioner Greg Brotherton welcome Brent Butler, Chief Strategy Officer for Jefferson County in the Department of Community Decision, to discuss the impacts of short term rentals like Airbnb, Vrbo, and Hipcamp.