Community Services

 

The Community Services Department provides coordination of interaction between City departments. The Department 1) helps form and develop long-term policies and strategies, 2) plans, organizes, coordinates, and implements major/special projects, and 3) serves as an effective liaison between the City and its residents, and community, regional, and state organizations.

On a larger scale, Community Services has an intergovernmental role in areas that involve funding, legislation, and interlocal agreements. The Department helps the Mayor's office coordinate regional issues, such as planning activities with Sound Transit, Puget Sound Regional Council, Snohomish County, etc.

Edmonds National Citizen Survey

Results from National Citizens Survey in Edmonds can be found by clicking on these attachments:

The NCS Community Livability Report Survey Results

The NCS Survey Results by Demographics

The NCS Survey Results Technical Appendices

At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis

Click here for information on the At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis, including the Mayor's Advisory Task Force.

Community Services Projects & Activities

2011 Citizen Levy Committee

5 Corners and Westgate Special District Plans

Development of Old Milltown Park

Port of Edmonds Master Planning Process and Port Liaison

Downtown Waterfront Redevelopment

Disaster Recovery Coordinator and PIO

Edmonds Public Facilities District Staff Liaison

Oversight of Government Channel 21 (Comcast) & 39 (Frontier)

Cable Franchise Administration

  • Comcast Franchise
  • Frontier Franchise
  • Black Rock Cable

Community Technology Advisory Committee

Highway 99 Task Force

Paine Field Monitoring of Activities

Puget Sound Regional Council Liaison

Consultant Contract Oversight

Edmonds Crossing

Sound Transit

Strategic Plan

Sustainability and Energy Grants

 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)

In March of 2009, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced plans to invest $3.2 billion in energy efficiency and conservation projects in U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Native American tribes.  The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, funded by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will provide formula grants for projects that reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency nationwide.  On September 22, 2009, the City was notified that the Department of Energy has awarded an Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant to the City of Edmonds.  The award is the full amount referenced in the March 2009 eligibility announcement ($160,200).  The funds will be used for the following six different projects. Announcement of the EECBG opportunity was shared with, and the attached proposed project list was also reviewed by, the Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee.

  • Project 1 - PC Energy Management (federal funds)
  • Project 2 - Network Server Energy Upgrades – (federal funds)
  • Project 3 - Residential & Commercial Energy Meters (federal and local non-federal funds)
  • Project 4 - Heating System Design and Feasibility Study for Frances Anderson Center (federal funds)
  • Project 5 - Purchase Hybrid and Electriz Vehicles – (federal and local non-federal funds)
  • Project 6 - Low-Energy Lighting Retrofit – (federal funds)


Update on Project 5: To date, four Toyota Prius’ and two Nissan Leafs have been purchased.  Despite the earthquake in Japan, the Nissan LEAFs have been produced and are on their sea voyage heading our way. The LEAF's arrived in mid-August.

For more information on the City's sustainability projects here is a link to the Sustainability webpage.

 


Economic Development and Community Services Contact


Patrick Doherty, Director
patrick.doherty@edmondswa.gov
425-771-0251

Cindi Cruz, Program Coordinator
cindi.cruz@edmondswa.gov
or 425-775-7724