Board of County Commissioners

Meet your Board of County Commissioners & Staff

Per the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56), all emails are subject to disclosure as a public record

December 9, 2019


(Pictured, L. to R.) Christine Rahoun-Commissioner Programs     Terra Sirevog-HR Manager  

   Crystal Zieske-Clerk of the Board

Mike Manus-District 2, Vice-Chair   Steve Kiss-District 3 Commissioner    Karen Skoog-District 1, Chair   



The Board of County Commissioners serves as the legislative body of the County.

The Board adopts and oversees the budget and oversees departments not under another elected official such as Public Works, Community Development, Counseling Services and Information Technology Services.

The Commissioners make policy decisions by resolution or ordinance.

The Commissioners also share seats on many local community Board of Directors such as Tri County Health, Rural Resources and Tri County Economic Development and on boards and commissions at regional and state-wide levels such  as the Washington State Association of Counties and Eastern Washington Council of Governments.

The Commissioners are active advocates for the community on many issues including Forest lands, water and land use issues.

The Board meets every Monday and Tuesday in the Courthouse located at 625 West 4th Street, Newport, WA. Meetings are open to the public. Public Comment is at 4:00 p.m. every Monday. The Commissioners and their terms are listed along with their email link and contact information.

Mailing address: PO Box 5025, Newport, WA 99156

              2019 Holiday Office Closures

New Year’s Day                           Tuesday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day        Monday, January 21
President’s Day                           Monday, February 18
Memorial Day                             Monday, May 27
Independence Day                     Thursday, July 4
Labor Day                                    Monday, September 2
Veteran’s Day                              Monday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day                      Thursday, November 28
Day following Thanksgiving       Friday, November 29
Christmas Eve                            Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Day                            Wednesday, December 25

Christine Rahoun

Commissioner Programs
Civil Service Chief Examiner
(509) 447-6480
FAX (509) 447-0595

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