Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?

  • JAC is "JeffCo Aquatic Coalition" – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • We are a citizen's advocacy group committed to maintaining publicly accessible aquatic amenities in East Jefferson County.
  • We are working with other groups including the YMCA, Jefferson Healthcare, the City and County, and the Port Townsend School District to find a fiscally responsible, long-term solution for an aquatic facility that will serve the community's needs now and in the future.

What are JAC's objectives?

  • Our immediate objective is to work with the City of Port Townsend to keep the current Mountain View Pool operational.  We are advocates for the pool and its funding
  • The long-term objective is to develop and support an upgrade or replacement plan to bring the type of aquatic capability to our community that many communities our size enjoy.
  • JAC has not committed to any particular approach at this point. We first need to become well informed and to work with stakeholders to develop a plan that is financially viable and sustainable.

How does JAC differ from Make Waves!?

  • The Make Waves! plan for an aquatic recreation center at Kah Tai Lagoon Park is off the table and the core Make Waves! team disbanded.
  • JAC is a completely new group with a new mission and new objectives.
  • JAC did, however, inherit the Make Waves! 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation along with its financial resources and supporter database.

Why should I become a JAC supporter?

  • Currently, JAC has more than 2300 supporters. This large number of supporters gives JAC credibility and influence in the community.
  • Being a JAC supporter does not cost nor does it obligate you to attend meetings.
  • JAC distributes a quarterly newsletter and occasional informative messages via email.  You can join our email list here.  Make your voice count!

What can I do to help?

  • Volunteer opportunities vary from staffing a booth at the Farmers' Market to helping with supporter services, communications, fundraising, or by making your presence known at City or County meetings.  Email us if you'd like to get involved.  We will welcome your participation.

If I donate money to JAC, how will it be used?

  • Donations to JAC go toward any pressing need.  These may vary from outreach activities, fliers and free swims to website maintenance and feasibility studies, 
JeffCo Aquatic Coalition is incorporated in the State of Washington as a non-profit corporation
and has federal tax-deductible non-profit status - 501(c)(3)
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