Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?

  • The JeffCo Aquatic Coalition (JAC) is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit citizen organization that advocates for aquatics in Jefferson County.  JAC's mission is to provide proactive leadership and advocacy to sustain a thriving public aquatic recreation facility that serves the needs of East Jefferson County NOW and IN THE FUTURE.  
  • We support the current Mountain View Pool and programs as well as efforts to replace it with a modern aquatic facility.
  • We believe that JAC's goal of supporting aquatics to improve water safety, health, wellness, recreation and competition for all ages is critical to local quality of life.
  • JAC was founded in 2012.  It took over the former Make Waves! 501(c)(3).

What is a JAC supporter? Why should I become one?

  • JAC has over 2300 supporters -- people who support JAC's mission (above).
  • When JAC board members speak to elected officials and community leaders they represent a large constituency for community aquatics.
  • There is no cost to be a JAC supporter, nor do you need to attend any meetings.
  • You will receive quarterly e-mail newsletters and infrequent announcements -- only if you provide us your e-mail address.

Can I get involved with JAC as a volunteer?

  • Yes! We need volunteers.  They work at Second Sunday Swims and other events, help with newsletters and press releases, and provide other support.
  • Contact us at info@jeffcoaquaticcoalition.org for more information on volunteering.

How is JAC governed?

  • JAC is governed by a volunteer board of directors.  It currently has 9 members.
  • The board annually elects officers.
  • JAC bylaws and director names are available at www.jeffcoaquaticcoalition.org.

How is JAC financed?

  • JAC sends an annual appeal (voluntary) to its supporters for donations to cover operational costs needed to support its mission.
  • JAC solicits donations from businesses or nonprofits to support the free monthly Second Sunday Swim at Mountain View Pool.
  • JAC also solicits donations from businesses and others for the funds needed to support public swim lesson scholarships at Mountain View Pool.
  • Donations to JAC are tax deductible, to the extent provided by law.

What's the future for aquatics in Jefferson County?

  • JAC supports the process of the North Olympic Peninsula YMCA, Jefferson Healthcare, City of Port Townsend, Jefferson County, and the Port Townsend School District to find a fiscally responsible, long-term solution for a modern aquatic facility that will serve the community's needs in the future. 
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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