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Our EDA Team

Our EDA Staff and Volunteer Executive Board Members brings a wealth of experience and passion to the EDA. From professional services and retail to culinary, academics and banking, our team represent a variety of businesses and nonprofit organizations. Several board members are also downtown Ellensburg residents. The EDA staff and board oversees the implementation of EDA’s strategic plan and provides diverse perspectives on ensuring a healthy, vibrant Ellensburg downtown.

Brenda DeVore

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

"Brenda DeVore’s involvement in the Ellensburg community spans over 15 years when she was the Aveda Sales Representative for Salon Fenix. Today her son Chase is studying Law Enforcement at CWU. The Wildcat college experience has provided opportunities for the DeVore family to explore Ellensburg and connect with local business and residents." 

Read Full Bio Here. 

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Teresa Chanes

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
SPECIALIST

"Teresa will be focusing on community programming, fundraising, and supporting the initiatives of the EDA’s four committees: Design, Outreach, Promotions and Economic Development."

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Board of Directors

Kelle Vandenberg, President

 Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity

Darren Reid, Vice President

Cashmere Valley Bank

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Melanie Swanson, Treasurer

Alegria and Company, CPA

Cait Dalton, Secretary

 Central Washington University

Nicole Klauss

City of Ellensburg

Jodi Hoctor

City of Ellensburg

Blake Collins

The Pearl Bar + Grill

Brooke Robertson

Umpqua Bank

Andy Polak

Real Works

Megan West, Past President

Claim Clothing

OTHER WAYS TO BE A PART OF THE EDA

We'd love for you to share your talents, gifts and great ideas with us!

VOLUNTEER

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JOIN A COMMITTEE

DONATE

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