Mayor Greg Wheeler
As Mayor of Bremerton I was elected to make positive changes for Bremerton. One of the issues I hear in the community is that citizens are concerned about the increasing costs of housing for all income levels. The laws of supply and demand dictate that when demand rises faster than supply, housing prices go up. For many, regardless of income, a place to live becomes less and less affordable. As a local government, Bremerton can affect the supply by supporting initiatives that create more options for housing.
Recent efforts include working with partners to support more affordable housing in the City, allowing the construction of up to two new “backyard cottages” and basement apartments as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and creating a “toolkit” to help build new homes on vacant property in the City, among other important initiatives.
In addition, as local leaders, we can help develop programs and funding to support our most vulnerable populations. We can also put energy and focus into creating and maintaining low income housing, which is often referred to as “deeply affordable housing.”
One of my continued goals is to address affordable housing in our City. I have given direction to my administration to put in place policies and seek funding as part of that commitment. I believe the initiatives I have outlined will increase economic development and produce a variety of housing types for our community.
Please see the links below for more on our housing initiatives in the City.
Download annual budget documents.
Learn about the Mayor's Initiatives.
Download the Mayor's reports to City Council.
A special award recognizing student projects in the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair that embrace solutions to problems faced by cities and towns.
Learn about the City's efforts to improve diversity and equal opportunity.
Apply for the Mayor's Youth Leadership Award.
The City of Bremerton / Bremerton Central Lions Club, in partnership with our sister city, Kure, Japan, offer an exchange student program.