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