City Council

TERM: 2022-2025
Boards, Commissions & Committee Assignments

TERM: 2022-2025
Boards, Commissions & Committee Assignments

In 1996, I moved with my husband to Pullman as students.. Both of our children were born in Pullman and as they grew, we became more involved with our community. Our family has benefitted from the many parks and recreation programs in town. As our children have grown, I have looked for ways to give back to a community that has given so much to us. I have served on the Friends of Neill Public Library board, the Pullman Parks & Recreation Commission, as well as volunteering time for projects in town. Now that our children are (mostly) grown, I have found the time to serve on the City Council.

I have spent the last twenty years working at WSU creating learning communities for students, faculty, and staff. In 2015, I earned a doctorate in Higher Education Administration, which has provided me insights on effective management. Serving in Ward 2, I feel honored to represent the year-round residents of Pullman as well as the students, with whom I work on campus.

I am excited about the Master Plan for Pullman. Our community has the opportunity to become a vibrant reflection of the very best of us, which includes a downtown area that is responsive to the continued Pullman growth. It also includes creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive home for all who come to Pullman.

My husband, Doug, works at the University of Idaho. My oldest daughter, Ursula, is getting her mortuary degree at Lake Washington Technical Institute in Kirkland. My youngest daughter, Sophia, is a junior at Pullman High School. 

TERM: 2022-2025
Boards, Commissions  & Committee Assignments

TERM: 2020-2023
Boards, Commissions & Committee Assignments

  • Whitman County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)
  • Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC)
  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

TERM: 2020-2023
Boards, Commissions & Committee Assignments

  • Board for Volunteer Firefighter & Reserve Officers
  • Library Board (Ex Officio)

TERM: 2020-2023
Boards, Commissions & Committee Assignments 

  • Palouse Knowledge Corridor
  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
Nathan Weller attended Washington State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Bioregional Planning and Community Design from the University of Idaho. He has had the opportunity to work in research farms and labs in Netherlands and Washington. He also worked at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and later at NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. Shortly after he was retained as a consultant for aerospace technology, satellite instrumentation and environmental science.

He is an avid entrepreneur and believes in collaboration to succeed. He formed a recreational business, coffee/tea business and consulting business. His experience ranges from science and technology, policy research, marijuana impairment research, political advising, entrepreneur development, marketing and outreach. Nathan was elected to serve on Pullman City Council in 2008 and continues to serve the city along with several local and regional boards focused on urban agriculture, economic development, poverty, entrepreneurship, science, technology, transportation and education.

(2018 – Present) WSU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies: Mentor
(2018 – Present) Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization
(2018 – Present) Pullman Good Food Co-Op Board
(2018 – Present) Pullman Depot Project
(2018 – Present) Pullman 2040: Connectedness
(2017 – Present) Pullman 2040: Marketing, Community Identity
(2016 – Present) WSU & Pullman Town/Gown Collaborative: Communications, Downtown Group
(2016 – Present) Washington State University Institutional Biosafety Committee
(2016 – Present) Friends of Gladish Board of Directors
(2015 – Present) Palouse Knowledge Corridor: Washington State Chair
(2013 – Present) Ex-Officio member to the Neill Public Library Board
(2013 – Present) Chair of Poverty Awareness Taskforce
(2012 – Present) Board Member for Back Yard Harvest (local fresh produce organization)
(2012 – Present) City of Pullman Capital Improvement Program
(2007 – Present) .09 Blue Ribbon Advisory Task Committee for Whitman County

TERM: 2020-2023
Boards, Commissions & Committee Assignments

  • Law Enforcement Officers & Fire Fighters Disability Board (LEOFF)
  • Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)

I have been a resident of Pullman since September 1975 and have been actively involved in the community since January 1989. As a result of that involvement, I have been exposed to many different aspects of the community and felt ready to move that involvement to the next level. When the possibility the Ward 3 position became vacant in 2007, I felt it was the right time to submit my name for consideration.

My community involvement includes having served on the boards of directors of the United Way of Pullman, Pullman Education Foundation and the Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Pullman Civil Service Commission.  I currently serve on the boards of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, and Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation. In addition, my position as General Manager of The Bookie, provided me ample opportunity for interaction with both the city and Washington State University. As a result, I understand many of the issues facing the city and the community and I believe my sound analytical abilities along with strong communication skills enable me to recognize problems, solicit input, seek reasonable solutions and articulate outcomes to affected constituencies.

My vision for Pullman continues to be supporting the relationship between Pullman and Washington State University.  It is vital to our success as a city that this relationship continues to thrive. It is very rare to have the strong “town and gown” ties that have been developed between these two entities and it is in our mutual best interests to foster and enhance that partnership. Secondly, I feel that Pullman has the potential of being a destination location with our increased emphasis on economic development, the revitalization of our downtown core, improved retail opportunities, and additional dining and entertainment venues. We must be prepared to sustain the level of growth that has occurred over the last twenty years into the next twenty and be able to promote our community as extremely livable for all age groups, a safe place to live and to retire where businesses succeed and residents prosper.

My husband, Ray, was a Professor at WSU and retired after a 38 year career in Animal Sciences, Reproductive Physiology and Food Science.  We have 2 adult children one of whom resides in San Francisco and the other on Bainbridge Island and we are blessed with 3 beautiful grandchildren.  We are happy and privileged to call Pullman HOME .