Economic Development
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Background

From June of 2009 through December 2015 a 17-member Citizens Economic Development Commission served Edmonds, pursuant to Edmonds City Code Chapter 10.75. The code provisions enabling that commission expired at the end of 2015, and on February 2, 2016 a new nine-member Citizens Economic Development Commission was established pursuant to City Council-approved amendments to Chapter 10.75. 

 

Powers and Duties

The Commission is empowered to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council, and as appropriate to other boards and commissions of the City on such matters as may be specifically referred to the Commission by the Mayor or City Council, or on matters independently generated by the commission, related to:

  • Strategies, programs or activities intended to generate economic development and consequently increase jobs and municipal revenue. 

The Commission shall deliver an annual report to the City Council in written and oral form during the first quarter of every year, and when appropriate, during other times as directed by the Mayor or Council.

The commission is encouraged to work in conjunction with other boards and commissions on proposals, recommendations, projects or activities of mutual interest, or as otherwise directed by City Council. Similarly, the commission is encouraged to collaborate and cooperate with other organizations, agencies or entities engaged in economic development in Edmonds.

 

Membership

Nine-Member Commission

  • Mayoral appointees – 2
  • City Council appointees – 1 each
  • Members must be residents of Edmonds

 
Officers

Officers – Commissioners shall elect from its membership:

  • Chair - Presides at all meetings
  • Vice-Chair – Performs duties of chair when chair is absent
  • Other officers as may be determined by the Commission

 
Meetings

Regular public meetings shall be held at time and place as may be determined by chair or majority of commission members

Majority of Commission (5 members) constitutes quorum for transaction of business

Majority of quorum (3 members) may transact business of Commission

EDC Info

Meeting schedule:
Regular Commission meetings will be the third Wednesday of every month from 6 - 8 p.m.

Location:
Brackett Meeting Room
Edmonds City Hall
121 5th Avenue North
Edmonds, WA  98020

Commissioners:
 
George Bennett
 Mary Monroe
 Stephen Clifton
 Aseem Prakash
 Nicole Hughes
 Jamie Reece
 Matthew Waldron
 Darrol Haug
 Michael Schindler
Ex Officio Commissioners:
 Neil Tibbott, City Council
 Bruce Faires, Port Commission
 Nathan Monroe, Planning Board
 Greg Urban, Chamber of Commerce

Staff:

Patrick Doherty, Director
Economic Development & Community Services
425-771-0251
patrick.doherty@edmondswa.gov