Happy to Be Your Mayor
Hello Happy Valley! For those of you who I haven’t met yet, I’m Tom Ellis. I’m honored to have been elected as your new Mayor and I look forward to working with you to keep Happy Valley a place we are proud to call home. My wife Jennifer and I have lived in Happy Valley for the last 16 years. We look forward to many more in this beautiful City.
Public service has always been an important part of my life. Previously, I served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Once I moved to Happy Valley, I volunteered on the Planning Commission for six years, including one year as Chair. In 2011, I was appointed to the City Council, was elected to City Council in 2012 and re-elected 2016, and served as Council President since 2017. As an appointed committee volunteer and then an elected city councilor, my interests have always been to ensure tax payer funds are well spent, growth is managed, and citizens are heard. I look forward to carrying these same values as your Mayor.
Please, come find me at community events or stop to say hi when you pass me at the coffee shop. I want to hear from you and your goals for our community.