Meet Your City Council

Bruce Tabb is the 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 recently retired from his position as the Executive Director of Elmview, a private non-profit serving people with developmental disabilities.
Rich Elliott - City Council

Rich Elliott lives in Ellensburg, Washington with his wife of 33 years. His son who just returned from a deployment in the Middle East, daughter in law, and grandson live next door. His daughter graduated from Central and soon will be in nursing school. Rich began his fire service career in the Seattle area where he worked in urban areas for 10 years before moving to Ellensburg, which is 100 miles east of Seattle and officially, the “dry” side of the state. His education includes a BS in Political Science with an emphasis in labor studies and an MS in Organizational Development. Rich currently works for Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue as the Deputy Chief of Operations and Training and serves on the IAFC’s Wildland Policy Committee. He is active in the community focusing on improving behavioral and mental health resources in the community, serving on the Board of Health, City Council, Health Network, Hopeource and Court Appointed Special Advocates. Focus at work includes managing a fire-based ALS ambulance service, mental and behavioral health for FF’s, community risk identification, reduction and mitigation, and is active with Incident Management teams in the Pacific Northwest.

City Council Member 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. 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. Nancy served as the first Chair of the City of Ellensburg's Affordable Housing Commission, and now serves as the Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. She volunteers monthly with the Ellensburg Community Clothing Center and the Cold Weather Shelter. 

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 started her service on Ellensburg City Council, December 2017.

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 serves on the 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 Lodging Tax Committee 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.

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 Class of 2019 graduate from EHS. 

Tristen Lamb was elected to City Council in November 2019. Calling Ellensburg home since 2005, Tristen received her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Central Washington University. In the years that followed, she has served on local nonprofit boards, owned and operated a small business with her husband, worked in local government, and raised her two young children. Tristen is currently the Public Health Administrator of the Kittitas County Public Health Department, and she understands that the health of a community has a direct effect on the health of the individuals within that community.

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