Council

The City of Electric City City Council acts as the legislative branch of our government, as well as its policy-making body. The Council looks to the city's goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning. The Council's goal is to do the very best to represent their constituents after they've seen to the needs of the city as a whole.

 

 

Aaron Derr Council Position #1

Originally from Spokane Valley, I moved to Coulee Dam to be with my wife, Carrie Erickson, in 2005. We moved to Electric City in 2010. At that time my sons were 13, 10, and 7 and I thought while the neighborhood seemed nice, Electric City could do more for the children that lived there. In 2013 I decided to be proactive about my ideas and ran for city council. In 2014 I was sworn in to the position 1 chair. I’ve been working toward a more family friendly Electric City by promoting walking paths and sidewalks, supporting the effort to establish the parks, and supporting City Hall in enforcing existing ordinance in place for beautification and safety.

I’ve worked for the Grand Coulee Dam school district for the last 12 years and am currently in my second year of teaching (fourth grade). In my free time I like to do spend time with my family and dogs, read a good book, or do some yard work. Thank you for giving me the opportunity serve the residents of Electric City.

 

Rich McGuire - Council Position #2

 

Graduated Waitsburg High School. Served in the United States Army in physical security and military police at Fort Ord California, Fort Knox and South Korea. Married for 42 years and raised 2 daughters. Rich and his wife Judy  have lived in Electric City for 40 years. Rich worked for the United States Government at Grand Coulee Dam in security and the fire department for 30 years. He rose through the ranks and was Fire Chief as well as head of security for more than 10 years. He worked as emergency manager for the last 5 years of his government career, and worked an additional 10 years as head of security for a resort.

Rich has coached youth sports including softball, basketball, and soccer. He also coached high school girls basketball and was promoted to head varsity coach. Rich has served the last 5 years on the Electric City council and serves on the Board of Directors for Grant County Transit. 

 

Roberta (Birdie) Hensley - Council Position #3

 

Birdie moved to the Grand Coulee Dam Area in 1967 to work on the third powerplant at the cam and retired from U.S.B.R in 2000. All of her life she has been part of the community. Birdie was a 4-H leader at the local level and state level when her kids were at home. After reiterment in 2000, she began volunteering in the community.

She served as a board member on the Grand Coulee Area Chamber of Commerce,  the Grand Coule Dam Lions, and the Spring Canyon Cemetery. She has been active at the Moose Lodge, Eagles, and the Grand Coulee Dam Seniors. She has currently seved on the Electric City council for 4 years and 2 years on a prior term. Birdie served on the Grant County Transit board for several years. Birdie strives to vote for what is good for the community.

 

Carol Nordine - Council Position #4

 

Carol and her husband move dto Electric City in 2010 after living in Omak for over 26 years. She loves this area and the great folks that live here. Carol began volunteering at the local foodbank and became the director in 2017. She sais " I really enjoy helping to feed folks!" Carol spends her spare time putting together quilts for hospice and makes them for the homeless. She has taken several of he quilts to the long term care center at the Vererans Hospital in Spokane.

She has enjoyed her time so far on the Electric City council and serving on the Grant County Board of Health. Carol and her husband John have been married for 53 years. Carol enjoys reading, gardening, sewing and all 4 of her grand kids!

 

 

Lonna Bussert - Council Position #5

 

Lonna was born in Spokane and has lived in the surrounding area for 50 years. Lonna as been in Electric City since the 5th grade. She gradated High School in  1962, attended Everett Business College and is president of the Grand Coulee alumni association.  Lonna spends her time volunteering at the golf course,  assisting seniors with tax returns, and being a member of the Grand Coulee Area Chamber of Commerce. Lonna's grandfather worked on the dam and her dad worked on the roads driving the big machinery back when the GC Dam was built. He was one of the wokers who helped develop " the million dollar mile".  
 
Lonna initiated the plan for the very first City Park which is called the Ice Age Park and is coming Fall of 2020.   She organized and raised funds for the park by hosting the Pig in the Park event.  Lonna has served on the council for 8 years.
 
She's a team player, and a hard worker. She loves this area and the community that she serves while on the council. Lonna loves to golf, read detective books, travel and dance.