Community Tides ~ 8/14

Exploring new developments, new paradigms, and the new normal facing Jefferson County, with KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and Siobhan Canty, President & CEO of the Jefferson Community Foundation.

For this episode of Community Tides, Siobhan and Chris explore the state of the local economy, the return of tourists, and stronger masking enforcement for local businesses. With local sales “through the roof”, further risks and the need for solutions toward affordable housing are more evident. Back-to-school issues are a hot topic, as are the refreshing efforts that local boards of directors and staffs are doing toward the work of self-understanding and reckoning about systemic racism. Siobhan and Chris also look into the efforts of our local community mentorship service, Skillmation, and Port Townsend High School, to bring community knowledge and expertise to assist our students during this challenging time of pandemic isolation.