Community Update for June 26th, 2024

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024

These updates are produced by the KP Partnership with input from numerous other local organizations

  Timely News

The Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Housing and Homeless Coalition regular virtual meeting is tomorrow, June 27th, at 10:00 am.  Speakers will include Wyatt Godfrey of Pierce Cty Dept. of Emergency Management and Peggy Gablehouse of the Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Coalition (PEP-C). To access it, go to:

Meeting ID: 897 9376 3452
Passcode: housing

The monthly KP Kids Meeting will be held tomorrow, Thursday June 26th at 11:00 to noon downstairs at The Mustard Seed Project Crandall Center in Key Center.

Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, will be speaking about the Lakebay Marina redevelopment plan/process this Friday, June 28th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at the KP Civic Center. Please RSVP to

Key Peninsula Business Association will be holding its Adopt-a-Road Clean-up this Saturday, June 29th.  Meet in front of Home Park at 9:00 am, all are welcome.  Please bring gloves and sturdy shoes, bags and vests will be provided.

Key Peninsula Business Association’s July Business meeting will be held next Tuesday, July 2nd at Purdy Cost Less at 6:30 pm (social time starts at 6:00).


Key Pen News, The Mustard Seed Project, and AARP Washington are holding a Candidate’s Forum this Friday, June 28th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the KP Civic Center. Doors open at 5:30. Registration requested for planning purposes, to RSVP call (877) 926-8300.

If you are unable to attend in person you can watch the live broadcast at:

KP Business & Organization Info

The Miller Family is hosting a Backyard Concert on Bay Lake on July 12th at 7:00 pm featuring Sturtz Music and opening act Dana & Jake Rohlfs.  Free (although donations for the musicians are most welcome).  To RSVP and find out more, please go to:

The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department has released the RFP for the Key Peninsula Family Resource Center contract.  To find out more about the RFP, Question protocol, and deadlines (submission deadline is July 15th), contact Nathan Mosley at

Boating/watercraft rules around Orcas and other Whales are strict.  Find them and ways to report at:


The Peninsula Art League is hosting the Gig Harbor Summer Art Fest on July 20-21 at Sehmel Homestead Park.  Free shuttles will be available from Gig Harbor HS and St Anthony’s Medical Pavilion on Kimball Dr.  For more information, go to:

Gig Harbor “Waterfront Walking Tours” are back every Saturday through August 31st.  Tours start at 10:00 am at Donkey Creek Park. For more information, go to:


  • Why do burn bans start so early in the year?
    • Because wildfire danger is becoming more intense. The Key Peninsula already had its first brushfire of the season yesterday morning.