Gov. Gregoire names Bremerton 'Smart Community' | Bremerton News Briefs

City earns Governor’s ‘Smart’ award

Gov. Christine Gregoire announced Bremerton a winner of the 2008 Governor’s Smart Communities award for creating a livable community. Everett, Newcastle, Kirkland, Sumner and Adam’s County also made this year’s winning list.

Bremerton landed the Smart Vision award in comprehensive planning for its Downtown Regional Center sub-area plan.

“This is an impressive body of work by many communities,” said Leonard Bauer, managing director of Growth Management Services for CTED. “The plans and projects include some of the best recent examples of creativity and innovation in developing livable communities.”

Spots still available for fishing derby

Hundreds of children will have the opportunity to catch the big one at the 2008 Kitsap County Youth Fishing Derby Saturday, June 21.

The Youth Fishing Derby will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21 at Island Lake County Park in Poulsbo. The event is for boys and girls ages 5-14. All participants will receive a Zebco rod and reel and Fishing Kids T-shirt. The event costs $5 per participant. Only 300 spots are available for the fishing derby and the registration deadline is Friday, June 13.

To sign up, call (360) 337-5350.

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