Leroy Eadie, Director, City of Spokane Parks & Recreation

Leroy Eadie is a long-time City of Spokane manager who began his career at the city in 1994 in the planning department. In 2007 he was appointed Planning Director, and in 2010 he was appointed Parks and Recreation Director. Leroy grew up on the Colville Indian Reservation, is an enrolled tribal member and graduated from Okanogan High School in 1985. He holds an Urban and Regional Planning degree from Eastern Washington University. Eadie has one son, Grant, who currently attends Western Washington University.

Berry Ellison, Program Manager

Berry is a skilled landscape architect with two decades of experience in engineering, design and management. Most recently, Berry worked for the local landscape design firm Land Expressions, LLC.  During his time with Land Expressions, he worked as project manager and landscape architect on numerous public improvement projects such as: The Spokane Falls Upper Falls River Restoration, Huntington Park and the Tribal Gathering Place, the Chief Garry Monument, the Gaiser Conservatory Renovation in Manito Park, and the Centennial Trail improvements at the INB Performing Arts Center.

He graduated from Utah State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.  In addition to being a partner at the landscape architecture firm Southwick Landscape Architects in Nevada, Berry has worked on many other large-scale and multi-faceted projects such as assisting in the design of Las Vegas Boulevard “The Strip” (phase II) and the Bellagio Resort, also in Las Vegas.