Environmental Commission


The Environmental Commission meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 5:15 pm.  in the Council Conference Room. 

Council Conference Room
501 N. Anderson St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926

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There are seven Environmental Commission members, three of which may be non-residents (with no more than two residing outside the Urban Growth Area), and two members may be under 18 years of age. The President of the Ellensburg Environmental Club is an ex-officio member. The current Commission members are:

  • Kristine Steinkoenig, term expires December 31, 2024
  • Brenda DeVore, term expires December 31, 2024
  • Jean Marie Linhart, term expires December 31, 2026
  • Aaron Peterson, term expires December 31, 2027
  • Christina Wollman, Chair, term expires December 31, 2026
  • Raven Harlin, term expires December 31, 2026
  • Jess Black, term expires December 31, 2027
  • Vacant, EHS Environmental Club President

Nancy Lillquist is the current City Council liaison to the commission.


The Environmental Commission operates under the authority of Chapter 1.60 of the City Code and is responsible for advising the City Council on environmental matters with the mission of maintaining and enhancing the uniquely livable and sustainable environment enjoyed by City residents.