The Key Peninsula Community Council, created with the mission to maintain and improve the quality of life on the Key Peninsula, has set various work goals through a strategy plan, and is looking to become involved in specific projects.

In September, seven of the 14 director positions will be up for election, and the council invites interested residents to become involved by running for the board or participating in the election and the meetings.

Persons interested in running for a council position must return their Candidate Registration Form to the KPC office at 8903 Key Peninsula Highway, Lakebay, WA 98349 no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17. In order to be eligible, candidates must reside or own property in the area in which they choose to run and may only run in one area (see map). The Key Peninsula News will publish the candidates’ names and bios in the September edition.

All registered members will be mailed a ballot two weeks prior to the election. Ballots may be returned by mail or deposited in one of the polling sites (locations to be announced). Those persons who have already registered do not need to register again. Registration for new members will be available at various Key Peninsula events this summer, the polling locations, or by calling the KPC office at 884-0557. Registration is free and open to all persons 18 years or older who reside or own property on the Key Peninsula.

The committees, which meet regularly, include community planning, human services, safety, communications, finance, and executive. The KPC Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the KPMS Library. The meetings are open to the public.

Anyone interested in running for a council position, registering to vote, or learning more should call the KPC office at 884-0557. The voter registration is not connected with the Pierce County voter registration and must be completed in order to participate in the KPC elections. Those who register to vote become KPC members.

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