As an RN, Kim Rafferty has had the opportunity to work the last 24 years throughout Jefferson County and the Olympic Peninsula providing service and care to diverse populations. She, along with her business partner, provided dementia specialty care in the licensed adult family home setting for many years in Port Townsend. Kim believes that community connections are vital for all folks, especially those with developmental disabilities thus she has worked diligently to create opportunities so that her step-son with Down Syndrome and others have a connection to their Olympic neighbors. As entity representative for Olympic Neighbors, Kim is actively working on getting Hamilton House, the Olympic Neighbors’ adult family home up and going. Kim is co-chair of the Jefferson County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board, a member of Community Inclusion for Everyone (CIE), and a member of the Advisory Committee for Accessible Communities (ACAC), groups all dedicated to creating inclusive communities. Her joy for life and people is in evidence when she is dancing with her step-son, playing Unified Bocce, and rafting with friends and family.