Russell Carlson

Council Member, Position #7
Initial Term Began:  01/01/2016
Current Term Expires: 12/31/23

Present City Council Assignments

  • Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
  • Tourism Promotion Area Board
  • Selah Downtown Association

Community Service

  • B.S.A Leader
  • Selah National Little League Board
  • Umpire in Chief – Selah National Little League
  • District Finance Chair for Boy Scouts of America
  • Translator at Union Gospel Mission

Work Experience

  • 11 1/2 years Vice President of S.A. Carlson, Inc – Processed Fruit and Vegetable Ingredients Sales and Marketing
  • 3 years Account Exec at Young Electric Sign Company – Business Signs and Billboards
  • 2 year volunteer LDS Mission serving and meeting the people in Peru
  • Eagle Scout


  • Graduate of Naches Valley High School – Naches, WA
  • Bachelors Degree in University Studies (minor in Business, 1/2 minor in Spanish and 1/2 minor in Economics) – BYU-Idaho


  • Married to Emily Carlson
  • 1 Daughter Mirian. Hoping for more
  • Enjoy Baseball, Baseball, Baseball, Wood Working, Serving Others, and Enjoy time with my family.
  • Born and raised in Gleed; Moved to Peru for two years; College in Rexburg, ID; Lived in Yakima for 5 1/2 years; Currently residing in Selah for 6 years.


  • Office Telephone: (509) 698-7328
  • Fax: (509) 698-7338