Community Planning

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Kitsap County is proud to participate in National Community Planning Month.

National Community Planning Month is designed to highlight the importance of planning in our communities.

 

Planners help create communities of lasting value. Planning helps  leverage public and private funds that lead to business growth, job creation, and economically resilient communities.

 

Planners are skilled at balancing the varied interests and viewpoints that emerge as a community plans its future. Planners consider what is best for the entire community – senior citizens, workers, children, people living with disabilities, business owners, and elected officials. How do they arrive at these community-wide decisions? Through conversations with residents and thoughtful outreach to community stakeholders.

 

Planners work for the greater good.   Planners work with professionals from different fields such as public health, recreation and engineering to make communities safer, stronger, and healthier. Planning does not stop at a geographic border.  Communities are served best when planners take a broader viewpoint, encompassing regional and statewide perspectives.

 

 

What is Community Planning?

Let us know what community planning means to you and what the Community Development Department does for the Kitsap community.

 Background

​What is National Community Planning Month?

Established in 2006, National Community Planning Month is celebrated each October as a way to highlight the role of planners and the importance of good planning in our communities.