Faith Mehal, Public Relations Coordinator

Hey there! My name is Faith and I work as the Public Relations Coordinator here at the Ellensburg Downtown Association. I am currently in my senior year at Central and will graduate this spring with a degree in Public Relations.

Having been born and raised here, Ellensburg is my home. In 2013 I graduated from Ellensburg High School and like many local kids, I was hell bent on getting out of town.

I spent my first two years of college in Cheney, WA where I attended Eastern Washington University. During my sophomore year at Eastern I found myself returning home to Ellensburg almost every weekend.  Finally, after just about emptying my bank account on travel costs, I pulled the trigger and decided it was time to move back home.

Many locals will tell you that this town has a hold on people, the ones who leave almost always make their way back here. That is exactly what happened with me and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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. 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.  Sure, there are days when you keep your head down and try to avoid the chitchat, but you have to admit, there is a sense of charm that comes along with the camaraderie.

As you can probably tell, Ellensburg is something I am greatly passionate about, so it is fitting that I work for an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving its greatness. 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.