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Sizable Social Gatherings Not Allowed in Local Parks

(Edmonds, WA) As the holiday season approaches and COVID numbers are on the rise, a reminder that social gatherings with members outside your household or pod are not allowed. We understand that communty members may want to host their holiday gatherings at one of Edmonds many parks. However, in accordance with the CDC, and the State of Washington and Snohomish County health guidelines, we cannot permit or allow these large gatherings. (read more) 

Mayor Announces Police Chief Finalists and Next Steps in Selection Process

(Edmonds) Mayor Mike Nelson is pleased to announce that “after an almost two-month application period, I am excited to move forward two exceptional candidates for further consideration for the position of Edmonds Police Chief.” He further offered: “Both candidates bring a wealth of valuable experience.” media release

City Newsletter ~ Update on Edmonds Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Housing Commission Online Open House Extended through October 18

Local residents are asked to weigh in on Commission’s second round of ideas

(Edmonds, WA) The City of Edmonds has extended an online open house and community survey about its second set of housing ideas. The open house and survey are part of community outreach by the Edmonds Housing Commission to gather and organize community input on housing policy concepts from zoning to community programs. The open house and survey have been extended to October 18 due to unprecedented mailing delays for those to whom postcards and surveys were sent.

The online open house features videos that highlight ideas for many housing policy topics including homelessness prevention and affordable housing incentives. It can all be found at: ECHCOpenHouse.com. read more

Celebrating Indigenous People, Today and Everyday

A Community Embracing our Heritage Together

Today, Oct. 12, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the City wants recognize all Indigenous people and draw special attention to the Coast Salish peoples, including Tulalip, Suquamish, Stillaguamish, Lummi, and other tribes who have inhabited the Puget Sound region that encompasses the shorelands and uplands of Edmonds.

Mayor Mike Nelson offers the following remarks: For thousands of years the Indigenous Coast Salish peoples have used the area now known as Edmonds to harvest salmon, shellfish, and land-based resources.
The rich, diverse culture and enduring spirit of the Indigenous Peoples of Puget Sound region live on in Edmonds, not just through the acts of a few, but through the intentional efforts of many.

I am honored to draw attention to the ArtWalk mural program that has recently completed two murals depicting Coast Salish culture in our area at the time of contact. Thank you, Andy Eccleshall (muralist) and Coast Salish artist Ty Juvenil, for your collaborative effort to create these images.
I want to thank the leadership at the new Waterfront Center who are seeking to partner with the local tribes to incorporate Coast Salish artwork as a part of the new center set for completion in November.

Finally, I am very excited to see the carved cedar panel created by Coast Salish artist Ty Juvenil that depicts traditional Coast Salish activities on the shores of Puget Sound and will be placed across from City Hall at the Historical Museum later this year.


These are just a few of the countless examples where, in a year filled with uncertainties and in the midst of a pandemic, the community of Edmonds continues to inspire and lead by example. Thank you to the community for your efforts to ensure we continue to embrace our heritage, not just today, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, but every day.

Walkable Main Street Ends This Weekend

However curbside dining continues through November 8. There are signs of fall in the air: cooler days, falling leaves and two of the most popular events of the summer come to a close. This weekend, October. 10-11, will be the last weekend of Walkable Main Street as well as the Edmonds Summer Market. We encourage residents to come out and enjoy these activities on their final weekend. To read more click here

City Issues Final Warning for Fishing Pier Face Covering Compliance

City has received numerous complaints of non-compliance during night-time squidding

(Edmonds, WA) Concern residents and fellow squidders continue to contact the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department about the lack of COVID safety measures being followed at the Edmonds Fishing Pier. Specifically, the lack of distancing and mask wearing during the night-time squidding activities. Police patrols have been increased and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been contacted for support. read more

Edmonds Offers Second Round of Business Support Grants

Applications Accepted through 5:00 pm, October 21st

(Edmonds, WA) - After a successful initial business grant program during the Summer, and fueled by an additional allocation of funds from the federal CARES Act, the City of Edmonds announces today a second round of Business Support Grants of up to $10,000 each. A two-week application period begins today, with an application deadline of 5pm, October 21, 2020.  read more and click here for application. 

Mayor Nelson Announces Upcoming Regular Neighborhood Zoom Meetings

Meetings kick off October 15, 2020 with Five Corners/Chase Lake Area. Mayor Mike Nelson announced today that he is kicking off a series of Neighborhood Meetings, initially via Zoom, to listen to residents, share information about City projects, programs, and goals, and deliver updates unique to each of the neighborhoods that comprise our city of approximately 42,0000 residents. 

This first virtual meeting, via Zoom, will be focused on the Five Corners/Chase Lake area and will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 15th. The Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/97991621922

For more information click here

Fourth Season of Diversity Film Series Starts This Month

The fourth season of Diversity Film Series starts this month. October kick-off features "In The Family". After a disruption in March of this year due to the restrictions arising from the COVID-19 crisis, the Edmonds Diversity Commission is thrilled to kick off its fourth season of the Diversity Film Series this month, with the first FREE screening on Monday, October 19th at 7:00 pm.  Since the films originally scheduled for March and April could not be screened, they will serve as the 2020-2021 season’s first two months of screenings in October and November.  For more information click here.   Go to the Diversity Commission  here for links to the movies. 


Mayor Mike Nelson's Proposed 2021 Budget Address

Mayor Mike Nelson invites the public and the media to join him this afternoon at 4:00 pm as he delivers his proposed 2021 Budget address, including an overview of his top budgetary priorities. The Mayor will not take questions during his address, nor will there be any live discussion among attendees, including any Councilmembers. The full proposed 2021 Budget document will be transmitted to Councilmembers, and made available to the public on the City’s website, upon conclusion of the Mayor’s address.  

This virtual address will be recorded and be posted on the Mayor’s webpage, the City’s communications webpage, and can also be found on Facebook Live under videos.

What: Mayor Mike Nelson addresses his proposed 2021 budget

When: Oct. 5, 2020 4 p.m.

Where: via Zoom and Facebook live https://zoom.us/j/91724456004?pwd=N2QwTjNNNXJQeFJnTHN2M2xFcHJlQT09