Meet Your City Council

Nancy Lillquist

Sarah Beauchamp moved to Ellensburg in 2018 to follow her dreams of opening a cocktail bar + restaurant, and The Mule Cocktail Bar was born and lives in the historic downtown core. Sarah has three grown children who also call Ellensburg home with their growing families. When not busy with the bar or community events, you can find Sarah hiking in the hills and spending time with her family. 

Sarah has been serving the Ellensburg and Kittitas community for nearly five years through her various roles as a small business owner, a volunteer with the Ellensburg Downtown Association’s Equity Committee, as a board member for Helen House and the Ellensburg Farmers Market, and served on the City’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.

Her hope is to bridge the gap between Central Washington University and the Ellensburg community, promote and encourage inclusivity and diversity, and to help create a downtown core that allows current and future businesses to flourish.

Nancy Lillquist is currently the Mayor of Ellensburg. 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. Nancy has led efforts to improve biking and walking in the city. She and her husband own Lillquist Rentals in Ellensburg.
Sarah Beauchamp Councilmember
Rich Elliott

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 Councilmember 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.

Nancy Goodloe

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 the Ellensburg Planning Commission for nine years. 

David currently represents the City of Ellensburg on the Kittitas County Council of Governments (COG), and is assigned to the City of Ellensburg Finance Committee and Arts Commission. 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 and community forestry.  

David is Lead Aviation Planner for Century West Engineering, a northwest engineering and planning consulting firm and he has completed planning assignments at more than 200 airports throughout the U.S. David has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, and is a 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 (EHS Class of 2019) is currently completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington. 

Monica Miller is the Executive Director of Gallery One Visual Arts Center. She also serves on the Washington State Arts Commission. Before moving to Ellensburg from Seattle, she oversaw artist grants and professional development at Artist Trust. Prior to becoming a Councilmember, Monica volunteered on the Ellensburg Arts Commission, where she worked to advocate for the percent for art program and the Ellensburg Lodging Tax Commission. She is now the council liaison for the Ellensburg Library Board, Parks and Recreation Commission, Senior Advisory Board, and Landmarks and Design Commission and is interested in supporting the development and enhancement of these community-centered spaces. She holds a BA from the College of William and Mary and an MA from Johns Hopkins University in Museum Studies. Monica and her family moved to Ellensburg in 2011. Her child attends Morgan Middle School and husband is faculty at the Department of Art and Design at Central Washington University.

Monica Miller
Adam Winn

Adam Winn was born in Ellensburg, Washington. Adam moved to California with his family and spent his summers in Ellensburg until moving back in 2009. In 2002 Adam enlisted in the Marines. While in the Marines Adam served in Guatemala in a Humanitarian Mission where he rebuilt two schools and a medical clinic. Adam also served in Iraq first as an IED sweeper and weapon cache sweeper. While in Iraq Adam also served as an Engineer where he worked on fortifying Camp Fallujah and built entry control points to secure the safety of the city. While stateside Adam also built homes while in the Marines for Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina. Adam has chosen Ellensburg as the place to settle down, raise his four daughters, and reinvest his hard work into the town and community he loves to call home.