Summer 2013
Newsletter for Summer 2013
tn DSC 5954 comptn DSC 5977 compOn June 29th the City held an exciting event at the Edmonds Center for the Arts – the first-ever Edmonds Arts Summit. In my State of the City address in March I called for an Arts Summit to find out how much interest we have in enlarging the image of our community as an arts center in our region. Organized by staff members Frances Chapin and Sarah Cocker, the kick-off was an enormous success. With over 220+ attendees from our arts and business community, the flow of the daylong event was flawless and the energy was electrifying! Keynote speaker Randy Cohen, VP of Research & Policy at Americans for the Arts in Washington DC, spoke about the interconnection of the arts and business. His 45 minute address was both riveting and informative. He gave example after example of the power of the arts as an economic generator.

tn DSC 6009 compLate morning and afternoon breakout sessions were provided to give more specific information on certain subject areas such as; social media and its application to the arts, funders panel – how to put together funding, and video promotion – why and how. At the end of the day we gathered to share feedback and ideas on how we as a community should have the arts advanced into an even stronger voice in the region.

An additional benefit is the City is just beginning to outline its Cultural Arts Plan for the next six years. Many of the ideas from the summit will be incorporated into the plan. There will be follow-up communication to the participants of the event and plenty of opportunities to participate as we move this idea forward. I do not want to have another summit next year unless we have made progress, and I know we will!

Dave Earling
K9 Dash compThe Edmonds Police Department lost a valuable member of its department on July 1, 2013. Police K9 Dash retired as his handler, Cpl. Josh McClure was promoted to sergeant effective July 1, 2013.

In the summer of 2006, Dash was adopted in partnership with the Edmonds Police Foundation, from Washington German Shepherd Rescue.  Dash was assigned to Officer Josh McClure in September 2006 and after several months of training they obtained their certification to work as a police K9 unit.  Dash and Cpl. McClure recertified at Master level status the past three years.  Dash has served the citizens of Edmonds and its surrounding communities by locating numerous suspects and items of evidence over the years.  In 2007, Cpl. McClure was selected as the Edmonds Police Officer of the Year and Dash awarded the Medal of Valor for tackling a suspect who was shooting at Cpl. McClure.  Dash will retire from police work but will continue to live with Cpl. McClure and his family. Cpl. McClure and the Edmonds Police Department would like to extend their appreciation to the citizens of Edmonds for the support that they both received during their tenure.
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HHWDOS sign compIt’s easy….just drive in, drop off, and go!

Where: Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Station (operated by Snohomish County)
3434 McDougall Ave., Everett

When: EVERY WEEK – Wednesday through Saturdays
7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Who: Residents of Snohomish County can drop-off for FREE
Businesses by appointment only (fees apply)
Call 425-388-6050, then press “0”

Easy off, and back on, from I-5 North at the Broadway exit
The drive-through Station is one block east of Broadway and 35th St.

What: Automotive fluids, batteries, fluorescent bulbs & tubes,lawn & garden chemicals, household cleaners, propane tanks,
oil-based paint & stains, varnish & thinners.

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