City council picks top three candidates to fill vacant post

The Port Orchard City Council announced Thursday its three finalists to fill the Position 1 seat left by Jim Colebank.

The finalists are Jeffrey Cartwright, Trish Tierney, and Kim Punt. The three – who will undergo a second interview — were among 10 applicants who were interviewed on Aug. 9.

The council will discuss the date for the next interview at its Aug. 20 work session. After the meeting, each candidate will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Colebank resigned his position last month because he was moving outside the city limits. It was effective July 31.

Cartwright has worked for Kitsap Transit since 1995 and has been the Human Resource director for seven years. He has lived in South Kitsap since 1996 and moved into the city limits two years ago.

Tierney, a Port Orchard native and former graduate of South Kitsap High School, is involved with Leadership Kitsap, Kitsap Young Professionals and the Chamber of Commerce. She has a bachelor’s degree from Linfield College in Oregon.

Punt, who is a candidate for Carolyn Powers’ council seat, is active with Fathoms o’ Fun, South Kitsap Rotary Club, Concerts on the Bay and Olympic College Foundation. She is also a downtown business owner and resides in McCormick Woods.



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