North Bend City Council appoints Tremolada to vacant seat

Errol Tremolada was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the North Bend City Council Tuesday

Errol Tremolada was appointed Nov. 21 to fill a vacant seat on the North Bend City Council.

Chosen from a field of five applicants, Tremolada fills the Position 4 seat on the city council. The seat has been vacant since the resignation of Ross Loudenback in September. Tremolada will serve out the remainder of Loudenback’s term, which expires at the end of 2025.

A father of three, Tremolada works on strategic real estate for Amazon and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California Berkeley. He sits on the North Bend Planning Commission and is a board member for Snoqualmie Valley Little League.

He may be a familiar face to North Bend residents — he ran for city council in the general election this fall, losing to councilmember-elect Christina Rustik.

While campaigning for office this fall, Tremolada told the Valley Record he was running because he wanted the city to be “self-sustaining, financially independent and a place that fosters small business growth.” He said the city lacked infrastructure and wanted to shift away from residential development to answer commercial needs.

“The commercial development of North Bend has significantly lagged behind our residential growth,” he said when asked about the most significant issue facing the city. “Residential growth does not make the city money, but rather drains resources as it requires a higher burden of service.”

He listed his top three priorities as commercial development and infrastructure, stimulating small business growth and public safety. He also called for the city to be more transparent and better engage with its residents.

Alongside Rustik and Suzan Torguson, Tremolada will be of three new members on the city council come Jan. 1. They will be led by current city councilmember and new mayor-elect Mary Miller.