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Visit a Park

To get more information about Edmonds Parks click here.
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Urban Forest Management Plan

We are in the process of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan. Click here for up-to-date project info.

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Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector

Click here to learn more about the project.
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Edmonds Housing Strategy

Follow along at the project website
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Highway 99 Corridor / Subarea Planning

The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor.  You can find more information here.
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76th Ave & 212th St Intersection Improvements

Click here for project information and updates.

Mayor's Column

Column Archive
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Tis the season when governments prepare review and approve budgets November 2, 2010
First Month in Office and Call for budget suggestions August 24, 2010

Edmonds Beacon

Final Column July 1, 2010
Spring has arrived in Edmonds March 25, 2010
Diane Buckshnis fills Peggy Pritchard Olson vacancy January 28, 2010
Paine Field hearings January 7, 2010
Mayor's Year-end Message December 23, 2009
Rezone Application October 21, 2009
SnoCom 911 Call Center August 26, 2009
Fire District 1 June 25, 2009
Verizon Adventure Follow-up June 11, 2009
Now on Twitter June 4, 2009
Verizon switch-over, Part 4 March 19, 2009
Verizon switch-over, Part 3 March 12, 2009
Verizon switch-over, Part 2 March 5, 2009
Verizon switch-over, Part 1 February 26, 2009
Track your energy usage February 12, 2009
Annual Audit October 2, 2008
Edmonds Landscaping August 7, 2008
The House on Main July 10, 2008
Mayor's trip to Hekinan, Japan April 24, 2008
Antique Mall / Skippers redevelopment April 17, 2008
Regulations increase housing prices March 12, 2008
Development efforts along waterfront February 14, 2008
'Legalized graffiti' colors streets for fiber lines January 17, 2008
Random Thoughts Going Into 2008 January, 3, 2008
Remembering Don Chimini December 20, 2007
RE: Ongoing Redevelopment Efforts with Harbor Square and Private Property Owners November 29, 2007
Letters to the Editor and Redevelopment Process June 14, 2007
"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished." March 31, 2007
Google: Gary Haakenson March 1, 2007
The December 14th Storm January 4, 2007
City Council / Port of Edmonds Hold Second Joint Meeting December 7, 2006
"Beacon Soundbites" September 28, 2006
Rumor Mill and Downtown Projects August 31, 2006
Expansion of passenger service at Paine Field? I don't get it! July 20, 2006
Beacon columnist John Owen "honorary mayor?" July 13, 2006
"Neighborhood Tour" Wrap-up June 8, 2006
Community Crosstalks with the Mayor April 6, 2006
Annual City Council Retreat March 2, 2006
New Year's Greeting and Fire Response "Thank yous" January 12, 2006
Disaster Preparedness November 4, 2005
A day in the life of the Mayor October 6, 2005
Campain Season More Than Building Heights August 18, 2005
"Pro-tem" or "temporary" a Judge has to be appointed August 4, 2005
Memorial Day Program at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery June 16, 2005
Mayor’s trip to Hekinan, Japan - part 2 May 12, 2005
Mayor’s trip to Hekinan, Japan - part 1 May 5, 2005
Running for office takes commitment April 14, 2005
Building heights in the downtown business zone February 10, 2005
Roof modulation in the downtown business zone February 3, 2005
Be a part of Council decisions January 13, 2005
Homeland Security in Snohomish County December 2, 2004
Planning Board history and mission November 12, 2004
Motorized Scooters September 30, 2004


Edmonds Enterprise

Final Column June 30, 2010
Spring has arrived in Edmonds March 24, 2010
Paine Field hearings January 7, 2010
Mayor's Year-end Message December 24, 2009
Rezone Application October 22, 2009
SnoCom 911 Call Center August 26, 2009
Fire District 1 June 24, 2009
Now on Twitter June 3, 2009
Citizen Levy Review Committee March 4, 2009
Track your energy usage February 11, 2009
SR104 Ferry Striping October 1, 2008
Budget Crunch July 11, 2008
Stevens Hospital May 22,2008
Neighborhood meetings March 7, 2008
City's financial future February 15, 2008
'Legalized graffiti' colors streets for fiber lines January 18, 2008
Random Thoughts Going Into 2008 January, 3, 2008
Remembering Don Chimini December 21, 2007
Mayor's Reflections on “Neighborhood Tours” March 2, 2007
The December 14th Storm January 5, 2007
Everett Superior Court Judge Releases Noel Evan Caldellis from Jail to Go Home for the Holidays December 15, 2006
Public Works Employees and Citizens Team to Clear Storm Drains and Culverts During Inclement Weather November 24, 2006
Budget Time Again! September 29, 2006
City Council Public Hearing on New Downtown Plan September 1, 2006
"Big City Mayors" Consider Global Issues July 14, 2006
Why the City of Edmonds Doesn’t Do a “Spring Cleanup” June 16, 2006
The Latest on the Edmonds Crossing Project March 31, 2006
Much Ado About Potential Sale of Edmonds School District Surplus Property March 3, 2006
A Walking Tour of Downtown Edmonds with the Mayor January 13, 2006
Disaster Preparedness November 4, 2005
Airlift Northwest Crash October 7, 2005
Campaign Promises vs. Reality on the Topic of Taxes August 19, 2005
City Council Candidates Filing Ends August 5, 2005
Esperance, Paine Field, and old Woodway Elementary School site June 17, 2005
UNOCAL: a great neighbor April 29, 2005
Building heights in the downtown business zone February 10, 2005
Roof modulation in the downtown business zone February 4, 2005
Random thoughts for the new year January 14, 2005
Public Safety personnel face senseless tragedy December 3, 2004
Mayor's Office emails November 11, 2004
Motorized Scooters October 1, 2004

Mayor's Unpublished Articles

Low Carbon Diet June 25, 2007

Mayor's Email Articles

Storm Warning October 18, 2007
Expect the Unexpected September 25, 2007
1957 August 17, 2007
Lunch with the Mayors July 2007






Flag Lowering for National Patriot Day

flag half staffTuesday, September 11, 2018 until sunset ~ flags are to be flown at half-staff in observance of national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 2001 tragedy.

Edmonds' annual ceremony remembering the victims of September 11 will take place Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 9:11 am at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial at South County Fire Station 17 located at 275 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds.

"Creating Stellar Stores" Retail Seminar - September 26

A retail seminar "Creating Stellar Stores" will be held on September 26. For more information click here. See flier here.

City Seeks Student Volunteers to Help Launch Youth Commission

City of Edmonds seeks student volunteers to help launch newly formed Youth Commission. For more information click here

Mindful Climate Action Series coming from WSU Extension

Training Series coming from the WSU Extension - "Mindful Climate Action"

  • Sustainable Community Stewards Training Series, with a theme of “Mindful Climate Action,” is perfect for those that are frustrated/concerned about climate change and want to do something, but aren’t sure how. We will focus on the challenging impacts our daily living brings and offer actionable behavior shifts that make a difference at a personal and community level. This 8-week training includes 3 field trips to complete the 40-hour training. Participants are encourage to volunteer 40-hours into their communities in 2019. 
  • Waste Warrior Training - For those that are mostly focused on solid waste, or maybe aren't able to make the full 8-week commitement, we are offering Waste Warrior training. A total of 20-hours, including two waste focused facility tours, will focus on clearing up confusion of recyclable materials, reducing contamination and overall waste reduction. 

Both trainings begin Wednesday, September 19th and take place at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Education Center. Sustainable Community Stewards will meet every Wednesday, 9/19 – 11/14, except for 10/31. Waste Warriors will meet with the SCS training participants on these dates, 9/19, 10/3, 10/10 & 11/7. Online application, plus more details and tour/field trip locations and dates are available online here:  https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/naturalresources/sustainable-community-stewards/

Application deadline is Friday, September 14th.

Save the Date for Mayor Earling's Next Town Hall

std(Edmonds, WA)  – Mark your calendars for your next opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, September 19th, from 6:30-8:30pm at North Sound Center (formerly Edmonds Conference Center) located at 201 4th Ave N. Mayor Earling and his staff will host the community discussion that will include a question and answer session.

“My staff and I are always working to improve communications with our community, and these Town Halls offer a great opportunity for us to engage directly with the community and offer critical feedback on the issues of the day,” says Mayor Earling.

The Mayor and City Directors will each provide brief presentations and be available to address questions and comments from the community.

The meeting is open to the public. Community members are invited to attend to discuss current issues, ask questions and provide feedback.

For questions or more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 425.771.0247 or carolyn.lafave@edmondswa.gov. press release


City Diversity Commission Seeks Student Representative

The City is seeking student representative applicants interested in serving on the City of Edmonds Diversity Commission. Click here for more information.

Unhealthy Air Due to Wildfire Smoke Sparks Local Health Alerts

City Postpones Staff Softball Game, Moves Summer Camps Indoors, and Monitors Potential Closure of Yost Park Pool  

(Edmonds, WA) – The City of Edmonds joins the surrounding Puget Sound Region in battling poor air quality due to wildfire smoke and is warning community members to take precautions, such as avoiding outdoor activities if possible. The City has postponed its staff softball game due to air quality concerns and is on alert from Dale Turner YMCA, operator of Yost Pool, for possible pool closures later today and particularly tomorrow. All City of Edmonds summer camps have been moved indoors except Skyhawks Football Camp, which continues outdoors on a reduced level of exertion. Tomorrow, the Skyhawks will re-evaluate and if necessary move into the gym at the Frances Anderson Center. read more


Public Invited to Housing Workshop

A public workshop/open house on housing strategies will be held August 27, 7:00 pm, in the Edmonds City Hall Brackett Room (3rd floor) at 121 Fifth Avenue N.

The City is aiming to develop a housing strategy by 2019 to increase the supply of affordable housing for all income levels and to meet diverse housing needs.

“People in Edmonds deserve good housing choices,” said Mayor Dave Earling. “Some residents are struggling with how to stay in Edmonds or have their kids live in Edmonds. As our region grows, more people want to live here and without some new options, housing prices will keep going up. I hope people chime in on how the city can help responsibly steer the direction.” 


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Edmonds Highway 99 Subarea Plan Wins PSRC 2018 VISION 2040 Award

Edmonds Highway 99 Subarea Plan Wins VISION 2040 Award

SEATTLE - City of Edmonds has won a 2018 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Highway 99 Subarea Plan. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

"Edmonds has envisioned a transit supportive urban district with affordable housing with this plan," said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC, "and backed it up with changes to regulations and planned action."

The Edmonds Highway 99 Subarea Plan seeks to increase housing and jobs along SR 99 and identifies transportation improvements to support these changes.

The award will be presented at the Edmonds City Council meeting on August 7, 2018.

VISION 2040 is the region's growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region - promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.

Title VI Notice: PSRC fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, call 206-587-4819.

中文 Chinese, 한국  Korean, Русский  Russian, Español  Spanish, Tagalog, Tiếng việt  Vietnamese, Call 206-587-4819


Water Conservation Kits Now Available!


Free Water Conservation Items Available

The City of Edmonds Public Works is providing a limited number of free water conservation items to its water customers and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, while supplies lastWater Conservation Items Listing.


Edmonds Featured in "Where to Retire" Magazine

(Edmonds, WA) -  Edmonds has been featured as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a national publication geared toward helping retirees make relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the September/October 2018 issue, available nationwide on Aug. 7. 

Mayor Dave Earling praised the national recognition, stating “it’s encouraging to see national recognition of what we in and around Edmonds already know –our community is an ideal place to live, work and play for people of all ages, including retirees.” read more

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