Newsletter for Spring 2016
As many of you may know, the City of Edmonds had an Economic Development Commission (EDC) for several years. It was a large body (17 members) that accomplished a great deal during its multiyear tenure. As a part of their enabling legislation, the Commission was set up for a review and potential sunset at the end of 2015. At that time the Council chose to sunset the Commission.
I believe the City needs to be forward-looking and seek new opportunities that will enhance our economy, and an Economic Development Commission is a key organization to do just that. With that in mind, early this year I proposed a new EDC with a slightly different format, one which the Council found agreeable.
Under the new format, there are 9 voting members (2 appointments by the mayor and 1 each by Council members). Nonvoting members include a City Council member and representatives from the Port of Edmonds, our Planning Board and the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.
The new EDC recently met for the first time and I must say the group has an energetic and insightful membership that will be a positive force for our community. The membership is a cross-section of the community from consultants to high-tech to local businesses. Watching the issues they choose to tackle and their progress will be interesting and fun.
The EDC will meet on third Wednesdays of the month at 6pm in the Brackett Conference Room on the third floor of City Hall (the April meeting will be on the 14th due to a conflict). Public input is encouraged, with a public commenting opportunity to be scheduled at each meeting. In addition, the Councilmembers and I consider the EDC members as ambassadors to the community on issues related to economic prosperity and growth, so feel free to engage with any EDC members on issues of interest or importance to you. You may find more information about the Commission at their webpage:
Mayor Dave Earling
We owe Edmonds Landscaping a big "Thank You!" for everything it does for our community. For years now, this company has quietly - and voluntarily - maintained the lawns and landscapes of several promin ent properties in Edmonds: the entryway to Edmonds on Highway 104 (technically, state-owned land, which the state does not pay to maintain) and the grounds at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Marco Kosic of Edmonds Landscaping is a long-time Edmonds resident and says it is his pleasure to offer his company's services to the community, adding, "It is just the right thing to do and we are very happy to do it!" He did not ask for any public acknowledgement of his company's volunteer services, but we wanted to give them a 'shout-out' for their good deeds. It's volunteers like him and his
colleagues who make Edmonds such a fantastic community in which to live, work, and visit!
Get Involved: Community Health & Wellness Events
Learn about all of these events and more taking place in South Snohomish County in 2016 by visiting verdanthealth.org/events.
All events take place at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW in Lynnwood, 425-582-8600 (unless otherwise noted)
Healthy cooking doesn’t have break the bank. Learn how to cook healthy and delicious meals for you and your family on $4 a day.
April 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ~ Dance for Parkinson’s (more dates in the series)