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Doug Newell

Doug Newell

Position No. 4

Expiration 12.31.2027


  • Senior Executive Leadership Program – Columbia University
  • Master Business Administration (MBA) – University of Kansas
  • Bachelors Science in Geology – Arizona State University
  • Naval Leadership and Technical Training School
Elected Experience:
  • Council Member – City of Poulsbo (2024-Current)
Professional Experience:
  • Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Construction – Central Kitsap School District (2015-2022)
  • Chairman – Schools Insurance Association of Washington (2019-2022)
  • Program Manager – AECOM (2013-2014)
  • Commissioned Officer – U.S. Navy (1984-2012)
Community and Volunteer Experience:
  • Planning Commissioner – City of Poulsbo (2021-2023)
  • Member – North Kitsap School District Finance and Facilities Committees (2015-Current)
  • Member – Poulsbo Event and Recreation Center Steering Committee (2019-2023)
  • Board Member – Central Kitsap Community Council (2019-2022)
  • Coach – Youth Soccer (2006-2013)
  • Finance Lead – Habitat for Humanity (1995-1997)

Kitsap first became my home 30 years ago when I had the opportunity to serve on a submarine. I quickly recognized our community’s unique qualities – the people, environment, and the economic opportunities. After experiencing diverse cultures around the world with the Navy and private industry, I returned to Kitsap in 2014 with my wife and daughter.

Doug is married to Audrey Newell.   Audrey is a local realtor helping people find homes in our community.  Our daughter, Geneva, is a North Kitsap High School graduate who recently finished her studies in civil engineering.  Geneva initiated and held Poulsbo’s Day of Positivity in 2019.