Ellensburg Rodeo Announces New Board Member

Brett Wachsmith

Brett Wachsmith

Ellensburg, Wash. (January 5, 2016) — The Ellensburg Rodeo Board recently elected Brett Wachsmith as the new board member to replace recently retired board member Ron Mitchell.

Currently, Brett serves as Kittitas County Treasurer after being elected to a four year term that began January 1, 2015. After earning an Accounting degree from Central Washington University, and prior to serving our community as County Treasurer, Brett worked at Grebb, Johnson, Reed and Wachsmith for seven years. Additionally, Brett is a Veteran of the United State Army and was deployed to Iraq. Upon returning, he quickly became involved in our community serving on various Boards and is currently the Treasurer for the Clymer Museum and Gallery, and Youth Services of Kittitas County, and past Treasurer for the Ellensburg Downtown Association and the Ellensburg Community Radio.

In his spare time Brett likes to go hiking and traveling with his family (wife Nicole and two daughters; Kennedy, 4 and Charlie 2). Brett says, “I am honored to serve on the Ellensburg Rodeo Board and I look forward to strengthening the rich traditions we’ve enjoyed since 1923.”

Next year’s rodeo runs from Sept. 2-5, 2016. More information about its many competitions and events can be found online at

The Ellensburg Rodeo was founded in 1923. Held every Labor Day weekend, it is one of the top 10 professional rodeos worldwide. It features more than 500 competitors and a pay out of over $500,000. Ellensburg, Wash., is located in the heart of Washington State, approximately 90 minutes east of Seattle.