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Board Members

School Board meetings are on the second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. at the district office.

We welcome your comments and questions during the time set aside in the meeting for public comment. Should you wish to speak, we ask that you provide your name and address, so we can follow up with you if necessary.
Wescott Edwards - Director, District
No. 1
Serving since 2022
Term Expires: 2023
Contact: (509) 594-9590

Wes Edwards was appointed to the East Valley School Board in 2022 to fill a vacancy on the board and is grateful to have a more active role in the years to come. Wes has been married to his wife Murrena since 1991. He took a position at BOR Architecture in Yakima in 2009 and his family was able to relocate to the EV area in 2010 from Idaho. Wes and Murrena have nine children, ranging in age from 10 to 29, all of whom have attended schools within the district, with three currently still enrolled at T.H.E. and E.V.H.S. In his free time, Wes also enjoys making good barbeque to stay in touch with his southern roots, especially if it is for other people who enjoy a taste of southern hospitality.


Wes believes that all he does should benefit his children, other youth, and his community. He has been involved in serving his community through various organizations since 1992 and has been actively involved in the Yakima area since 2009. Wes is now one of the owners of BOR Architecture and has practiced architecture for over 30 years. It is in his nature to pay attention to detail and value the opinions of others, while providing a creative and hands-on approach to problem-solving in order to accomplish the goals established by his clients. Wes will continue to apply these same values in his service to EVSD.

Katy Weatherley - Director, District
No. 2
Serving since 2022
Term Expires: 2025
Contact: (509) 901-5490
Katy Weatherley

Katy Weatherley is pleased to give back to the East Valley School District by serving on the East Valley Board of Directors. She believes in being as involved as possible in the lives of her children.


Weatherley is a 1999 East Valley High School graduate. Weatherley and her husband, Jason, moved back to the East Valley area in 2013 to be closer to family. She currently has three children enrolled in the school district-Presley and twins, Colton and Casen.


Weatherley is currently enjoying a busy and varied schedule as a homemaker, volunteer, softball and baseball coach and most importantly a mom.  She enjoys running, reading, baking, and gardening. If you can't find her at a softball or baseball field, she'll probably be hiking or backpacking in the mountains.  


Seth Basford - Director, District No. 3 

WIAA Representative

Serving since 2017
Term expires November, 2023

Contact: 509-949-1509

Email:[email protected]

Seth Basford


When the opportunity to serve our community arose, Seth Basford gladly accepted the appointment to the East Valley Board of Directors.  He enjoys his active role in guiding our District as his children grow.


A native to the Yakima Valley, Basford went to grade school in Naches and then transferred to Selah for high school. He married his wife, Lindsey (Penning) Basford, 14 years ago and settled down in her stomping grounds, here in East Valley. Together they have 4 boys: Logan, Haiden, William, and Thomas. Basford works for Country Financial, helping others with insurance, investments and life planning. He is very active in his church and has been a Scout Leader for more than 11 years. He likes playing board games and enjoys a good tennis match. While he is a true 49er fan, he enjoys watching the Patriots and the Seahawks play as well.

Raymond Wiseman - Director, District No.4 
Legislative Representative
Serving since 2017
Term expires November, 2023
Contact: 509-945-2640
Raymond Wiseman


Ray Wiseman, was elected and appointed to his position in late 2017. Wiseman ran for this position to give back and make a positive difference in his community.


Wiseman was born in Phoenix, Arizona. After moving around a bit, he ended up in Harrah, and then transferred to East Valley where he finished his education, graduating from East Valley High School in 1985.


On top of running a small embroidery business, Wiseman is the General Manager for the Tribal Electric Utility, Yakama Power.  He and wife Christina have been married for 27 years and have 3 children. Every Wednesday for the last 8 years, Wiseman and his family have made sandwiches for our local homeless. In his spare time, he enjoys building things and doing woodwork projects. Ray is also an avid Hawks fan (Go Hawks!)

Eric Farmer - Director, District No. 5
Bond/Levy Liaison
Serving since 2014
Term expires November, 2025
Contact: 509-895-9707
Eric Farmer

After growing up in Selah, Eric Farmer and his wife, Jessica (married in 2004), decided to make the move to Moxee. Although they outgrew their first home, they didn’t want to leave the great friends and community they had found here in East Valley. In 2015, Eric decided to serve his District to ensure continuous improvement in education for his children and those of his fellow East Valley families.


Together Eric and Jessica have 4 kids: Logan, Emmett , Madeline and Timothy. Right now Eric is gearing up for his busy season as a tax accountant at Moss Adams LLP. When he’s not working, serving our board, or playing with the kids, you can find him skiing, mountain biking, enjoying delicious food or rooting for his BYU Cougars!


Russ Hill - Secretary to the Board
Superintendent of East Valley Schools
Serving since July, 2021
Contact: 509-573-7300
Russ Hill

Russ grew up on a farm in the Kittitas Valley and attended Kittitas High School and Central Washington University.  He began his educational career as a student teacher at Moxee Elementary in 1999.  After gaining teaching and principal experience in other districts in the area, he returned to East Valley in 2015 as the Assistant Superintendent.  In July 2021, Russ took over as the Superintendent with excitement in having the opportunity to continue to serve such a great community.  


Russ and his wife, Tracy, have 3 kids, Laiken, Parker and Peyton, who keep them busy with their active involvement in athletics.  Russ enjoys being outdoors, staying active, and watching sporting events.  


Russ is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to ensure each and every East Valley student has a positive experience in our schools.  He looks forward to seeing you out in our schools and our community and having the chance to talk in person.