205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM
Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Transparency is important to us at Kittitas County. Prior to Washington State’s Stay Home and Safe Start plans, we provided streaming and recordings of our public meetings. As we begin holding more public meetings and some visitors return to the courthouse, we are expanding and improving our virtual meeting offerings. On this page you will find some helpful information on how to join us for our public meetings.
During some meetings there might be a public comment period. If you wish to provide comments to the board you may choose to provide them during a virtual public meeting, as explained below. If attending public meetings in person is allowed, you may also provide comments in person. If access to technology is limited or you would rather not provide them during a meeting, you may email the board or send your comments via the US Postal Service.
We provide virtual public meetings using Cisco’s Webex software. Webex allows you to participate from almost any device and it is easy to use. The Webex Meetings video conferencing solution has been a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions, 12 years running.
Here is the page where you can download the software.
To use Webex with a smartphone will need to have:
You do not need any software to dial-in to the meeting.
Although it is possible to join a Webex meeting from a telephone, you will not be able to see any materials that are presented during the meeting. It may also be more difficult to participate in the meeting as a dial-in user.
There are two ways to join a Webex meeting: using the Meeting Link or using the Meeting Number. We recommend that you try to use the Meeting Link first and then use the Meeting Number as a backup method.
The agenda posted on the county’s website will have a link to the Webex meeting. Simply click the Join Now link and you will be connected. You might have to register for the meeting by providing your name and email address if comments are allowed. If you wish to remain anonymous and not provide comments, use the dial-in number provided on the agenda.
The information for the meeting will contain a meeting number and an optional password that you can use to join the meeting.
The meeting information will also contain a dial-in phone number.
Webex has an empty "test meeting" that you can join to test out your software installation before a real meeting. Click here to join the test meeting.
If the meeting has a public comment period, you will be given instructions at the beginning of the comments period. They might include using the "raise hand" feature in Webex to let the host know that you would like to comment. Written comments are welcome at anytime prior to Public Hearings by emailing the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners or sending them by mail to 205 West 5th Avenue #108, Ellensburg WA 98926.
Please note: if you wish to participate in a meeting, we recommend joining the meeting using a computer with a headset/microphone as it is the easiest to use and provides the best experience.
Recording are available on the meeting recordings page.
Download the Webex software.
How to Join a Webex Meeting
How to Join a Webex Event
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.