Meet Your City Council
Rich Elliott is currently the Mayor of the City of Ellensburg. His tenure as a member of City Council began in 2008. He is the Deputy Fire Chief of Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue. Rich began his career in fire service as a fire fighter at the City of SeaTac Fire Department and worked there for ten years before joining the City of Ellensburg Fire Department as a Captain. In 2006, when the City of Ellensburg Fire Department merged with Kittitas County Fire District #2, Rich held the position of Fire Chief with the City of Ellensburg.
Deputy Chief Elliott has an Associate Degree in Fire Command Administration from Bellevue Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Central Washington University.
Deputy Chief Elliott is active in Wildland Fire Policy, the State Mobilization process, IFSAC certification and regional ICS training. He is a Senior EMT Instructor for Kittitas County and Training Center Faculty for the American Heart Association.
David’s day job is as a senior airport planner. He has 31 years of professional aviation consulting experience, including the past 17 years as Century West’s Senior Aviation Consultant. As a planner specializing in the built environment, David is known for creating innovative facility designs that are efficient, realistic to construct, and consistently approved and accepted by FAA, state aviation agencies, and our airport clients.
Nicole was appointed to the Ellensburg City Council in May 2017, filling the seat left vacant by Chris Herion. Before taking on her Council responsibilities, Nicole covered the city council for the Ellensburg Daily Record.
Nicole works for Iron Horse Brewery as the events and engagement coordinator, and part-time as a writer at the Daily Record. She has a background in journalism and marketing. Nicole has experience with nonprofits from her work as the public relations officer for the Rodeo City Rollergirls, Ellensburg's local roller derby team.