Building Appeals Board


  • As called by the Chair
  • Council Chambers
    501 N. Anderson St.
    Ellensburg, WA 98926


There are five Building Appeals Board members, which are not required to be City residents. The members of the Building Appeals Board serve two-year terms. The current Board members are:

  • David Carns - Chair, term expires December 31, 2020
  • Rusty Gigstead, term expires December 31, 2021
  • Douglas Ryder, term expires December 31, 2021
  • Scott King, term expires December 31, 2020
  • VACANT, term expires December 31, 2021


The Building Appeals Board operates under the authority of Chapter 3.2 of the City Code and is responsible for: 

  • Hearing appeals of decisions or interpretations of the building official concerning alternate materials and types of construction as required in the International Building Code adopted by the City
  • Providing for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the codes

The Board may recommend to the City Council such new legislation as is consistent with its interpretations.