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Council Position No. 5

Brenden Elwood

Brenden Elwood



(253) 271-8628

Education: BA/MA, Psychology; Si View Parks Commissioner (6 years) and North Bend Planning Commissioner (4 years)
Occupation: Vice President, Market Research

It would be an honor to represent you again! While on council, I’ve increased transparency and fought for responsible land-use planning. Now, we must protect North Bend from rapid residential overdevelopment.


Some developers are disguising new residential development and high-rises as “affordable housing” to sell more dwellings on one plat at “market” not “affordable” rates. This hyper-growth is straining our roads, parking, services, and natural resources – it’s threatening our community’s identity and charm. My objectives: ensure intelligent land use and preservation, increase retail/restaurant opportunities, and further strengthen transparency.


My achievements: halted residential growth by Tollgate/Meadowbrook farms, secured fair contracts for septic owners facing expensive sewer expansion, stopped a 113’ tall water tower installation by WoodRiver neighborhood, established actual affordable housing protections/measures, increased food truck opportunities downtown, created the city’s first communications manager position, and saved 30+ acres for recreational parks/trails. With your vote, I will continue this mission. 

Jason Ritchey

Jason Ritchey

2802 SE 16TH ST


(316) 617-8144

Education: Master's in Business Administration, Rockhurst University
Occupation: Partner, Valorem Reply

As a Partner in my firm, I've dedicated my career to finding effective solutions. As a husband and father, I’ll advocate for our community's needs. Affordable housing for our local workforce, a strong and efficient local police force, and support for small businesses are crucial to our community's well-being. Keeping families safe and taxes low while retaining our town’s charm demands thoughtful work and planning by our council.


While some aspects of our growth are dictated at state levels, Council should prioritize that which benefits existing North Bend residents, not solely focus on creating new ones. Let's energize small businesses, create affordable housing units, enhance parks, and strengthen our downtown core. We must employ innovative, thoughtful, and strategic planning to preserve our charming small town for the next generation.


Together, we can balance progress with sensibility and compromise. I humbly ask for your vote to make this vision a reality.

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