For further information please contact the Department of Community Development by phone at 360-379-4450, by email, or visit at:
621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Board of County Commissioners
Irondale / Port Hadlock UGA
Port Townsend City Council
The Joint Growth Management Steering Committee (JGMSC) is a forum for discussion among elected officials and the public about implementation of the state Growth Management Act (GMA) in Jefferson County, including any amendments to the Countywide Planning Policy (CPP).
The JGMSC is composed of representatives from the Board of County Commissioners, City of Port Townsend City Council, the Port of Port Townsend Port Commission, and the Irondale/Port Hadlock Urban Growth Area (UGA). The committee was idle for a number of years from 2006 - 2009. However, in view of the upcoming Comprehensive Plan updates required by the state for both the County and the City, the JGMSC is being reactivated.
While originally established in 1992 as the 'Growth Management Committee', the name has shifted over time to 'Growth Management Steering Committee' in 1994, and most recently 'Joint Growth Management Steering Committee' in 1999. The names refer to the same group, and the terms may be used interchangeably, with the latter version currently preferred.