Local chosen as new Kitsap County administrator

Victoria “Torie” Brazitis has been appointed the new administrator by the Kitsap County commissioners.

She fills the position vacated after the July departure of Karen Goon, who served as administrator since 2014. Brazitis begins her job Jan. 2, 2024.

The administrator is responsible for management of county programs and services overseen by the commissioners, serving as an advisor to the board and a liaison between departments and elected officials. The administrator leads strategic planning, budgeting, and policy development and implementation.

She is a long-time resident of Kitsap who grew up in Hansville and attended North Kitsap public schools. She volunteers with the downtown Bremerton Kiwanis Club, the Peninsula Fruit Club and Bremerton School District.

Commission chair Charlotte Garrido said of Brazitis, “Her experience in customer communications, employee and constituent relationships, and policy and contract management will be valuable to the county.”

Most recently, Brazitis was employed as associate operating officer in Seattle’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services, where she served as chief of staff for 260 employees with a $130 million operating budget. Her 16 years of experience in local government administration, management, communication and policy development includes serving as assistant city of manager for Bothell and senior transportation planner with King County Metro.

“I am honored by the chance to use my training and experience to serve the community I call home. I have been deeply impressed by Kitsap County’s public servants and the commitment we share to this place,” Torie said.

Brazitis said she looks forward to working with fellow workers committed to their jobs. “Together, we will build on what works, listen well to adjust where needed, and communicate and collaborate effectively in offering important services in this ever-changing environment.”

Brazitis earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado Denver.