Bristol Ellington, AICP, ICMA-CM
AICP Planning Practitioner appointee (2017-2023)
Bristol S. Ellington serves as the City Manager for the City of Shoreline, Washington, a quickly growing first-tier suburb located just north of the City of Seattle. He was appointed City Manager in November of 2022.
Bristol previously served as the Chief Operating Officer/Deputy City Manager for the City of Henderson, Nevada since July 2018. He was appointed Assistant City Manager in 2007 and had engaged with every city department on key operational issues and initiatives. From July 2005 to November 2007, he served as Director of Community Development for the City of Henderson. He previously served as the Assistant Director of Community Development, where he directly supervised the Current Planning and Long-Range Planning divisions.
In 1995, Bristol was admitted to the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American Planning Association. In addition, he received his master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin. Bristol also received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association in 2013.
Bristol was a Florida resident before moving to Henderson, where he served as the Principal Planner in the Current Planning division for the City of Palm Beach Gardens from 1988 to 1996. He is married to his wife Brenda and has three adult children, Courtney, Mackenzie and Pierce.