Kurt Wiest, Secretary and BHA Executive Director
Mr. Wiest is Executive Director of the Bremerton Housing Authority, where he leads all activities of the agency, including acquisition and management of multi-family affordable housing, and administration of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program in Bremerton and throughout Kitsap and Mason counties. Kurt also directs the activities of BHA’s Contract Management Services division, which administers performance-based contracts for HUD in the states of Nebraska, Utah, Washington, and Hawaii. Prior to joining the Housing Authority in 2006, he held senior management positions with housing agencies California, Oregon and Utah. He received Bachelor and Master degrees from Brigham Young University in City & Regional Planning. He also earned Certificates from the University of Utah (Planning) and California State University - East Bay (Public Administration). Kurt resides in Port Orchard with his family and volunteers his time with a variety of religious and civic endeavors in the community.