Fall 2014
Newsletter for Fall 2014
Office Hour CalendarMayor Dave Earling invites citizens, business owners, and others from the Edmonds community to join him for Office Hour. Office Hour meetings are designed to provide an opportunity for constituents to talk with the Mayor about concerns related to the City. Meetings are broken into 15 minute intervals to allow for four individual sessions within the hour. These meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Fridays of every month from 8 - 9 am in the Mayor's office (subject to scheduling). If you would like to schedule Office Hour time with Mayor Earling please contact Carolyn LaFave at 425.771.0247.

Upcoming office hours...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
earling compressedWow, what a summer! I have heard so many people comment on the truly beautiful summer we had this year. Who could argue? As the leaves turn and we move into fall we are finishing many of our projects in Edmonds which are dependent on good weather. Projects, coupled with working to finish the 2015 Budget, are keeping all of us very busy.

We are just a couple of of weeks away from a series of important dates for all of us to focus on;  Halloween, Veteran's Day and Election Day. Over the past 25 years Halloween has become a great celebration in downtown. Merchants giving treats to kids, great costumes worn by all (including a growing number of adults) and just a great opportunity for us to come together as a community.

November 4th is Election Day. Edmonds usually hs one of the highest voter turnout in the County. I hope we maintain the tradition. This year we have important Congressional and Legislative decisions to make along with several initiatives which will impact policies for the state. Regardless of who or what you vote for, please do vote.

Veteran's Day is November 11th and there are two events you should be aware of; at 11 a.m. in downtown Edmonds there will be a Veterans Day observance at the future Edmonds Veterans Plaza and then in the evening Operation Military Family will hold their National Gala Event at the Lynnwood Convention Center. You can read more about the Edmonds' Veterans Day observance here. No matter what you do on Veterans Day, we should all take time to pause and give thanks to those who have served our country.

Enjoy the Fall.

Dave Earling

Detective Corporal Damian Smith of the Edmonds Police Department is a very busy guy. An Edmonds Police Officer since 2002, Smith has also served with the Washington Air National Guard both on active duty (pre-Edmonds PD) and with the ANG for 20+ years. During his time in the ANG he was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, responded to England to help train RAF personnel preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, responded to and provided support during the massive Chehalis floods of 2007 as well as standing ready each year for possible forest fires within the state.

Smith was recently promoted to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E8) in the Air Force and was recognized in a ceremony on September 6th. Attending the ceremony at Camp Murray were ACOP Lawless and Detective McIntyre, of the Edmonds Police Department, Detective McIntyre's wife and retired Edmonds Police Officer Bill Nelson.

In a letter sent to Mayor Dave Earling, Smith expressed his thanks to the members of the Edmonds Police Department for the support they have shown him throughout his tenure here at the City and at his recent promotion ceremony. He went on to say "thank you for supporting me and my continued volunteer military service by ensuring we, the City of Edmonds, have the best employees with the best of intentions".

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Picture from left to right are: ACOP Jim Lawless, Senior Master Sergeant Damian Smith, First Sergeant, 194th Medical Group, and Colonel James Guyer, Commander, 194th Medical Group, 194th Regional Support Wing, Washington Air National Guard

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