Stacey (Spencer) Smith is the current Director of the Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long-Term Care and a candidate for Kitsap County Commissioner, District 2 (D).
Stacey has spent her life advocating for Kitsap County residents of all ages, having worked as a mental health therapist for Kitsap Mental Health Services (1995-2000) and Resource Manager and Children Services Coordinator for Peninsula Regional Support Network (2000-2014). She has been the Director of Kitsap County’s Division of Aging and Long-Term Care for six years, where she is responsible for 35 employees, daily operations, and direct and contracted services for older or disabled adults, their families, and caregivers throughout Kitsap County.
Stacey was the first in her family to earn a college degree and holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Washington. In 1998 she earned her Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Guidance Counseling from City University. Stacey has been a licensed mental health counselor for the past 14 years and previously served as board member of the Kitsap County Juvenile Diversion Board (2017-2018). She is the current Chair of the Washington Association of Area Agency on Aging, representing 13 agencies that provide $1 billion of authorized services to 40,000 individuals everyday. Since her tenure as Chair, AARP has ranked Washington State #1 in the nation for progressive and robust long-term services and supports, as well as family caregiver services.
Stacey is a long-time Kitsap County resident with three generations of family members having worked at PSNS and Bangor. She currently lives in Port Orchard with her husband of 27 years, a US navy veteran. Together, they raised two adult sons who reside in Kitsap. When time and weather allow, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family on the water, caring for horses, traveling with friends, and exploring the local dog parks with her two dogs.