There are so many things that I love about Ellensburg: the rich culture, the strong community, and the deep rooted history, are all things that make me feel blessed to call this town my home.
I love the unique and diverse culture of this town. Not only are we known for our agriculture but also for our arts. We are a county that is world renowned for its Timothy Hay production, and a place that draws people from around the country to study music at Central Washington University.
I value the strong sense of community you can find here in the Kittitas County that sense of community is probably what brought me back after spending just two short (but what felt like VERY LONG) years away. Ellensburg is a town where you know your neighbors, your pharmacist, and your butcher on a personal level. It is a place where you can’t spend an afternoon doing errands without running into 10 people you know. I would be lying if I said that there aren’t days when I enter the grocery store at a speed walk and keep my head down to try to avoid the chitchat… BUT I have to admit…there is a sense of charm that comes along with the camaraderie, and I love it!
As you can probably tell, the town of Ellensburg and the community that lives here is something I am greatly passionate about, so it is fitting that I work for an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving its greatness. If you follow my blog then you have probably heard me talk about my degree in Public Relations and the fact that I work for the Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA).
The EDA is a non-profit which promotes, preserves, and revitalizes Ellensburg’s Historic Downtown District. We do a wide variety of work, we plan and hold events, teach business development classes, provide guidance to new and existing business owners and much more. I like to think of us as the downtown cheer team (a really hard working and smart, driven, business minded cheer team).
I love my job with the EDA and I feel blessed to be giving back to a community I love through events like Moments to Remember, Buskers in the Burg, Girls Night Out, and many other projects I have been a part of during my time at the EDA.
If you have made your way to downtown Ellensburg these past few weeks you may have noticed that spring is in full bloom. The farmers market has begun, our streets are filled with fresh plant growth, and storefronts are filled with bright colors as merchants begin to bring in new spring merchandise.
Now that spring has officially arrived, the Ellensburg Downtown Association, Ellensburg Floral, and dedicated volunteers will be working on planting flowers in the downtown planters. Planters are a wonderful way to liven up our downtown and keep it looking beautiful during the spring and summer months.
All of the pedestrian amenities such as the trash receptacles, benches, and planters, that help make our downtown really stand out, are brought to you by the Ellensburg Downtown Association in partnership with the City of Ellensburg, JDub’s and sponsors. Which brings me to my next point… all of the downtown pedestrian amenities are available for sponsorship. If you or someone you know may be interested in sponsoring a downtown planter, bike rack, or bench please don’t hesitate to contact me!
As always thanks for reading.