We are a non profit 501 (c)(3) and we are your neighbors
The Brinnon Group started as an informal group in 2001 and later became a Washington State private non profit organization and a 501C3 in 2009. 501c3 information is below.
Who are the Brinnon Group members?
According to Brinnon Group bylaws filed with the Washington Secretary of State, there are no registered members of this group. Many people participate electronically. Nothing is required but an email address. Instead of dues, we have voluntary donations by mail or through our website. We find that this way of operating allows more participation in decisions.
What is required to be a Brinnon Group member?
Members of the group support the mission statement:
The Brinnon Group supports sustainable development of Black Point
Of reasonable size
Fits with the rural character of Brinnon
Preserves the natural features of the area
Protects Hood Canal.
Some members live in Brinnon full time, some vacation there. All are concerned with protecting Hood Canal.
Ask us questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. Jefferson County Commissioners: email@example.com
b. PATRICIA CHARNAS, Director, Jefferson County Department of Community Development: PCHARNAS@CO.JEFFERSON.WA.US
PO Box 572
Brinnon, WA 98320-0572
ALL DONATIONS GO TO LEGAL FEES
When was the Brinnon Group formed?
An informal group of concerned Brinnon residents started about 2001. The group was incorporated about 2008 as a Washington State non profit and 501c3.
What is the goal of the Brinnon Group?
The Brinnon Group seeks development on Hood Canal that supports the environment and working families. This means development that creates living wage jobs and preserves the natural features that cause families to move there for a healthy lifestyle.
Because the development agreement and development regulations for the Pleasant Harbor MPR do not meet these goals, the group has hired an attorney to appeal the county's decisions.
What has the law firm done so far?
The law firm is Aramburu and Eustis. The law firm has analyzed the FSEIS, the 2016 alternative proposal, the draft development agreement, and the draft development regulations. It has written letters to the Board of County Commissioners on deficiencies in these plans, including the developer asking for $38M in tax money to support them.
Rick Aramburu has done research on the developer's history that the county has refused to do and has included this in his letters.
Rick has filed appeals to the development agreement and development regulations in Kitsap Superior Court and to the Western Washington Growth Management Board. Documents related to these appeals are on the Appeals page of this website.