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Regular meetings of the VOICE are the fourth Monday of each month 7-8:30pm at the HUB Center for Seniors (111 NE Old Belfair Hwy).

Next regular meeting

August 28, 2017: North Mason Community Voice meeting.
The North Mason Community Voice is hosting a public forum on August 28 to gather public input for a Belfair mobility plan. Our speaker will be Thera Black of SCJ Alliance Consulting Services who will give a short presentation, but mainly wants to listen to YOU, the people who live and work and commute in the Belfair area. She's interested in hearing your ideas about traffic circulation, local access, what SR 3--Belfair's "main street"--should look like, and connections between SR 3 and the Belfair bypass (yes, it really is happening).
It is important for Mason County residents to provide their input into this process so that Belfair's needs and priorities are factored into the State's decisions about SR 3 and the bypass design.
Here's your chance to listen and share your thoughts on what Belfair's future could look like. Nobody knows better what works and what doesn't work than the people who live and work here. (Forum starts at 7:00 PM at the Hub Center for Seniors.)

OUR MISSION
Encourage free and open dialog be­tween citizens of North Mason and our local and state govern­ments on issues of com­mu­nity concern.

July 24, 2017: North Mason Community Voice meeting. Guest speaker was Pastor Joaquin Miguel of the Iglesia Agua Viva church on the North Shore Road.

June 26, 2017: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. In addition to the board electing officers for 2017-18, members continued to expand on last month's brainstorming and discussion of issues and future forums.

May 22, 2017: NMCV ANNUAL MEETING. Minutes are posted.

April 24, 2017: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Lynn Longan, Executive Director of the Economic Development Council of Mason County.

March 27, 2017. North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Mason County's newest Commissioner, Kevin Shutty was our guest speaker. MasonWebTV recorded the event. View here.

February 27, 2017: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Our guest speaker was Jeanne Rehwaldt, Executive Director of Mason Matters.

January 23, 2017: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Our guest speaker was Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling of the Mason County Sheriff's Office.

November 28, 2016: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Attendees shared remembrances of Christmases past in Belfair and North Mason, and learned about the local Christmas tree industry.

October 24, 2016: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Our guest speaker was Melody Peterson, Mason County Assessor. She discussed how properties are valued for tax purposes. MasonWebTV recorded the presentation, which can be viewed here.

September 29, 2016: North Mason General Election Candidates' Debate. The debate, presented by the North Mason Chamber of Commerce, North Mason Community Voice, Hood Canal Communications and MasonWebTV.com at Faith In Action's HUB for Senior Services, featured Legislative Dist #35, State Representative candidates and Mason County Commissioner candidates. Watch here.

September 26, 2016: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Our speaker was Dr. Jennifer Kreidler-Moss, Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Community Health Services, a community based nonprofit organization with clinics in Bremerton, Poulsbo and Port Orchard.

August 22, 2016: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Patti Kleist from Faith In Action gave an update on the activities going on at the Hub Center for Seniors.

July 25, 2016: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Members of the Mason County Friends of the Parks talked about the benefits of voting to create a county-wide (excluding the City of Shelton) Metropolitan Park District. MasonWebTV.com recorded the presentation which can be viewed here.

June 27, 2016: North Mason Community Voice candidates forum. The North Mason Community Voice hosted a public forum with the candidates for Commissioner of Public Lands in partnership with Mason Web TV and Hood Canal Communications at the new Faith In Action building. The forum, moderated by Joel Myer, may be viewed here.

May 23, 2016: NMCV Annual Meeting minutes are posted.

April 25, 2016: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Guest speakers were members of Mason County's "TIP-CAP" Committee (Transportation Improvement Plan-Citizen Advisory Panel). This citizen advisory panel provides citizen input to the county's transportation planning process.

March 28, 2016: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Jenny Grenfell, Library Manager for the Timberland Regional Library system.

February 22, 2016: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Executive Director Lary Coppola of the Port of Allyn, who discussed future plans for economic development for the Port district. A Port of Allyn district map may be viewed here.

January 25, 2016: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Guest speaker was Tom Davis, Coordinator, Veteran's Advisory Board of Mason County. Watch his presentation on MasonWebTV.

November 23, 2015: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Linnie Griffin and friends shared history of the bygone days of Belfair and North Mason.

October 26, 2015: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Linnie Griffin and friends talked about the history of some of Belfair's buildings.

September 28, 2015: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Leaders from two prominent North Mason organizations were the guest speakers. Stephanie Rowland, President and CEO of the North Mason Chamber, and Richard Bell, Chairman of the Allyn Community Association.

September 24, 2015: Candidates' Forum. The North Mason Community Voice, North Mason Chamber and MasonWebTV.com along with Hood Canal Communication sponsored a Candidates' Forum at the NEW North Mason High School Auditorium. Watch the candidates' forum here.

September 1, 2015. The North Mason Community Voice has a new Post Office Box. Our new address is PO Box 2992, Belfair WA 98528.

August 24, 2015: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Sarah Van Cleve, Housing Director of Bremerton Housing Authority, who discussed their Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Please see MasonWebTV for details. (Thank you Dedrick!)

July 27, 2015: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. North Mason Community Voice hosted a public meeting to gather input on the future of Bill Hunter Park. Victoria Ahlfors from The Coffee Oasis also gave an update on their plans to open an outlet in Belfair.

June 22, 2015: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. Our guest speaker was Karmen Heckathorn, owner and trainer of Union River Equine.

May 18, 2015: NMCV Annual Meeting minutes are posted. Election of board. Margie Benson (District 1), Lee Swoboda (District 3), Judy Scott (District 3), Kaye Massie (District 4) and Linnie Griffin (District 5) were reelected for a 2-year term. Celebrated 10 years!

April 27, 2015: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Cat Ross of North Mason Resources. www.nmresources.org

March 23, 2015: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Tammey Newton, Executive Director/COO of Habitat for Humanity of Mason County (habitatmasonwa.org).

February 23, 2015: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Bill Bryant, Port of Seattle commissioner - portseattle.org/.

January 26, 2015: North Mason Community Voice meeting minutes are posted.. Our guest speaker was Jeromy Hicks, North Mason Regional Fire Authority (NMRFA). www.northmasonrfa.com

November 2014: NMCV meeting minutes are posted. Our guest speaker was Joel Myer from Mason County Public Utility District 3.

October 2014: NMCV meeting minutes are posted. Our guest speaker was Brad Patterson, the General Manager of Mason County Transportation Authority (MasonTransit.org/), who gave updates on what they are doing and answered questions.

September 2014: NMCV meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Bonnie Knight, president of the North Bay Historical Society in Allyn, founded in 1998.

August 2014: NMCV meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker for the August 25 Voice meeting was Victoria Ahlfors, Outreach Worker for The Coffee Oasis, a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides coffee shop businesses and programs for homeless, street-oriented youth. TheCoffeeOasis.com

July 2014: NMCV meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Patricia A. Grover, Coordinator, Mason County Noxious Weed Control Board.

June 2014: NMCV meeting minutes are posted. The North Mason Community Voice invited local candidates, especially in contested races, to attend the June 23 meeting and share their platform of positions and policies with the audience.

May 2014: NMCV Annual Meeting minutes are posted. Changes were made to the NMCV Bylaws and new Board members were elected. In addition, there were fabulous desserts and a fun silent auction. The five board members elected to serve 2-year terms are: Bob Harris (District #2), Jack Kimball (District #4), Ken VanBuskirk (District #3), Betty Drexler (District #5) and Joe Morris (District #4).

April 2014: NMCV meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Theler Community Center Board Chair Kendy Meyer, who talked about their plans to rebuild the trust of the community and restore Theler Community Center as the heart of the North Mason community.

March 2014: NMCV meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Tammey Newton, Executive Director/COO of Habitat for Humanity of Mason County.

February 2014: NMCV meeting minutes are posted. The guest speaker was Mason County Sheriff's Office representative Chief Criminal Deputy Ryan Spurling.

January 2014: NMCV meeting minutes are posted. Randy Neatherlin, Jennifer Hines, Bob Harris, Judy Scott, Tom Moore, David Overton and aid to Congressman Derek Kilmer, Joe Dacca shared their perspective on Mason County's Belfair sewer system, its financing and future plans and opportunities. Dedrick Allan from Mason Web TV filmed the discussion and portions can be found at masonwebtv.com/archives/12099#more-12099. Thank you Dedrick! Read the Belfair Sewer Advisory Statement for North Mason Community Voice here.

October 2013 Meeting Minutes are posted. Our guest speaker was 35th Legislative District Representative Kathy Haigh.

September 2013 Meeting Minutes are Posted. Our guest speaker was Drew MacEwen, 35th Legislative District representative.

August 2013 Meeting Minutes are Posted. Our guest speaker was 35th Legislative District Senator Tim Sheldon. Mason Web TV filed a report here: masonwebtv.com/. Thank you Dedrick!

Saturday August 3, 2013: Cleanup day at Hunter Park, sponsored by North Mason Community Voice. On Saturday, August 3, volunteers from the North Mason Community Voice met with gardening tools and gloves to spruce up the bus stop area at the corner of Old Belfair Hwy and Clifton Lane. The results were amazing. View the results here: Cleanup day at Hunter Park.

July 2013 Meeting Minutes are Posted. All candidates running for public office in the North Mason area were invited to speak at the meeting. Those who attended were our guest speakers.

June 2013 Meeting Minutes are Posted. Our guest speaker was 6th Congressional District Congressman Derek Kilmer. Dedrick Allan of MasonWebTV.com filmed the event and filed a report here: masonwebtv.com/archives/10495. Thank you Dedrick!

May 2013 Annual Meeting Minutes are Posted. Annual meeting, election, spaghetti dinner and silent auction. Both the dinner and silent auction were very successful, thanks to the hard work of Linnie Griffin, Lisa Nichols, Randy Neatherlin, the Job's Daughters and generous NMCV members! A great time was had by all! Board election: Linnie Griffin, Kaye Massie, Judy Scott, Lee Swoboda and Gerry Morrow were elected to serve 2-year terms. The board will elect officers at the June 24 meeting.

April 2013 Meeting Minutes are Posted. Our guest speaker was Jesse Sims, Belfair/Hood Canal Recreation Manager, Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

March 2013 Meeting minutes are posted. Our guest speaker was Christina Kramer, Mason Transit's Outreach Manager (MasonTransit.org).

February 2013 Meeting Minutes are posted. Our guest speaker was Dave Rasmussen, Emergency Services Manager for the West Sound chapter of the American Red Cross. For more information on the Red Cross or preparing for disasters, visit www.redcross.org/wa/seattle and www.safeinthesound.org.

January 2013 meeting minutes are posted. Our guest speaker was Cathy Field, MACECOM (MAson County Emergency COMmunications).

October 25, 2010: North Mason Community Voice--A Year of Achievements. NMCV is a bottom-up community organization that provides a "voice" for North Mason residents. Here's what we achieved in 2009-2010.

The Voice

Web site. www.nmcommunityvoice.org

E-mail. nmcommunityvoice@yahoo.com

Discussion group. groups.yahoo.com/group/nmcommunityvoice/

Facebook. facebook.com/nmcommunityvoice/

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