Meet Your City Council

Bruce Tabb is past City of Ellensburg Mayor, and currently serves as a City Council Member. His service on city council began in 2007 when he oversaw the revision of the city’s Land Development Code. Presently, he chairs the Public Transit Advisory Committee and the Community Center Committee; too he is past chair and board member of the Ellensburg Business Development Authority. Mr. Tabb works as the Executive Director of Elmview, a private non-profit serving people with developmental disabilities.
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Since 2001, Nancy Lillquist has served on the Ellensburg City Council. She graduated with a degree in Geography from Central Washington University, then went on to earn a master degree in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working in Oregon and Utah before settling in Ellensburg. Currently, Nancy chairs the city’s Utility Advisory Committee and Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, and Kittitas County Developmental Disability Committee. She also serves on the Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board and is the council liaison to the Environmental Commission. Nancy has led efforts to improve biking and walking in the city. She and her husband own Lillquist Rentals in Ellensburg.
Mary has worked in real estate brokerage in Washington state for over forty years; the past 18 years here in Ellensburg. She has had her own office here now for more than 10 years. Mary began her service as City Council member in 2011. She works as council liaison to the Arts Commission as well as the Library Board and is the Council appointed representative to KittCom, and the Council of Governments. She has also served on the Kittitas County Noxious Weed Board and has recently been appointed to the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council for Eastern Washington. In her spare time, she is avid about her native garden, loves to spend time exploring the shrub steppe and fishing.
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David has served on the Ellensburg City Council since 2011, when he was appointed to fill the seat left vacant by Stan Bassett’s retirement. He served as Mayor pro tem in 2014-2015.  Prior to joining the City Council, David served on Ellensburg Planning Commission for nine years. 

David is currently the City Council’s representative on the Kittitas County Homeless and Affordable Housing and the Community Network committees and he serves on the city’s Finance Committee. He is active in the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and currently represents AWC as a board member on the Washington Community Forestry Council, which advises the Department of Natural Resources on urban forestry.  David also serves on the boards for the Homelessness Network of Kittitas County and the Kittitas County Community Network.

David is Senior Aviation Planner for Century West Engineering, a northwest engineering and planning consulting firm and he has completed planning assignments at more than 125 airports throughout the U.S.  David has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, and is certified professional planner (AICP) through the American Planning Association. 

David has lived in Ellensburg since 1997 and is married to Dr. Roxanne Easley, Professor of History at Central Washington University.  Their daughter, Alice is a student at EHS in the Class of 2019. 


Nicole was appointed to the Ellensburg City Council in May 2017, and elected in November 2017. Before taking on her Council responsibilities, Nicole covered the city council for the Ellensburg Daily Record. 

Nicole works for Iron Horse Brewery as the content coordinator. She has a background in journalism, marketing and event planning. Nicole has experience with nonprofits from her work as the public relations officer for the Rodeo City Rollergirls, Ellensburg's local roller derby team.

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Nancy Goodloe retired as Professor Emeritus of Health Education from Baylor University, Waco, Texas in 2001 and moved to Ellensburg to become the Administrator of the Kittitas County Public Health Department. Soon after leaving the county administrator position, she volunteered to serve on the Kittitas County Homeless and Affordable Housing Committee, a position she continues to hold. Realizing the need for stronger linkages between county agencies working on homeless and affordable housing issues, she led a community effort to create the Homeless and Affordable Housing Network of Kittitas County. She volunteers monthly with the Ellensburg Community Clothing Center and the Cold Weather Shelter. Nancy has completed the Leadership Ellensburg program and the Ellensburg Police Department Citizen’s Academy.

Nancy earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, master’s degrees from Baylor University and Texas A and M University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Oregon. She is excited about beginning her service on the Ellensburg City Council starting December 2017.