Update on Edmonds
Newsletter for Fall 2015

By now, most people have heard the argument on why it is important to support local businesses. The local, mainly small businesses of Edmonds support the livelihoods of many of our residents. Moreover, these local businesses provide us with a variety of services, products, dining and entertainment options that help make Edmonds, well the Edmonds that we all love. What you may not be aware of is that some of these local businesses have pledged to become an Edmonds Green Business!

What is the Edmonds Green Business Pledge?
The Green Business Pledge was initiated in the spring of 2014 as part of the City’s effort to encourage environmental awareness among its business community. The Pledge consists of four core objectives:

Ø  To be an environmentally responsible business within our community
Ø  To conserve energy, water, materials and other resources
Ø  To develop and implement practices which minimize pollution and waste
Ø  To strive for continuous improvement

The City is proud to recognize those businesses who have taken the pledge and congratulates them for being leaders and role models for their commitment to reducing negative impacts to our environment through sustainable business practices:

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Gallery North  Saetia Edmonds Frame Design
Landau Associates Rebekah's Boutique Otherwolds
The Cheesemonger’s Table    ARTspot Edmonds         Opus Bank
My Edmonds News Cole Gallery Edmonds IGA Market
HDR Engineering, Inc. Zinc Art + Interiors C'est la Vie
Chermak Construction, Inc. Point Edwards Owners Association Bank of Washington
Rogue Merri Lee Jacobs, PhD Psychologist The Wooden Spoon
RBC Wealth Management Walnut Street Coffee Revelations Yogurt
J. Rankin Jewellers City of Edmonds Public Works Department        PCC Natural Markets
Pancake Haus Northwest Logo Products Elegant Gens, Ltd.
Edmonds Vitamins & Herbs          Kristi L. Dahlman, MS, LMHC Edmonds Bookshop
Arista Wine Cellars McDonald McGarry Insurance YOUR BUSINESS NAME HERE!

This list represents the initial wave of Edmonds businesses who have committed to going green. When you support these businesses, you are not only supporting a local business, but you are also supporting a green business. What a great way to spend your green!

We hope to add to this list in the coming months. If you are a business owner, please consider taking the pledge. If you are local consumer and don’t see one of your favorite businesses on the list, please help us spread the word about the Edmonds Green Business Pledge.

How to Become a Green Business
The City challenges every business to take the Green Business Pledge as one step towards becoming an environmentally conscious member of the City. It’s easy – just go to http://greenbusiness.edmondswa.gov and fill out the pledge. Join your fellow Edmonds businesses who have already pledged, and you will be awarded a Green Business Pledge Emblem to display at your business and receive recognition on the City website and local media for your commitment to conserving and protecting our environment.

Contact Jen Machuga, Associate Planner
Phone: (425) 771-0220
Email: Jen.Machuga@edmondswa.gov


·         Nov 7 Custom Art Holiday Card (ages 7-12)Nutcrackers 2014
·         Nov 7 Charming Gifts: Precious Metal Clay
·         Nov 14 Holiday Manners & More Etiquette (ages 6-11)
·         Nov 14 Block Printing Cards By Hand
·         Nov 23 – Dec 7 Ceramic Nutcracker
·         Nov 29 Wreath Workshop
·         Dec 5 Ornament Making (ages 8-12)
·         Dec 5 Gingerbread House
·         Dec 12 Giant Holiday Cookie Decorating



·         Nov 2-30 Taekwon-Do (ages 7+)
·         Nov 7-Dec 12 Kidz Love Soccer (ages 2-10)
·         Dec 12 First Aid/CPR
·         Nov 6-Dec 11 East Coast Swing
·         Nov 6-Dec 11 Salsa




Join us between November 30 and December 11 by participating in the Giving Trees program sponsored by the City of Edmonds.  Stop by Edmonds City Hall or the Frances Anderson Center to select a tag with the name of a person in need and their gift suggestion.  Purchase a gift and return the wrapped gift to either location by December 11th.  Edmonds City Hall is located at 121 Fifth Avenue North and the Frances Anderson Center is located at 700 Main Street.


Need a gift idea for friends or family members? The gift of recreation is perfect for any occasion and is good for passes, classes and drop-in activities. Call Edmonds Parks & Recreation at 425.771.0230 to purchase the gift of recreation.


In the spirit of giving, light a light this holiday season for someone you love, something you wish for, or in remembrance of a loved one. Each light you light is a donation to the City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund that enables Edmonds’ children to participate in Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programs who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. A living fir tree is strung with lights and placed at the entrance of the Frances Anderson Center. Donate $5 per light and we’ll note your donation on the main floor bulletin board of the Frances Anderson Center. The living fir tree will be lit the week of Thanksgiving through January 2. After the holidays, this tree will be planted in the interior of Yost Park. Each year the City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department receives numerous requests for assistance. To light a light, call 425-771-0268 and we’ll send you a form or pick up a form from the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds.



Learn more about the background, story, and music of "The Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart. January 13, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Plaza Room, 650 Main Street. Presented be Seattle Opera's Education Department. Supported by Seattle Opera and City of Edmonds Arts Commission.


Edmonds Summer Camp March1

·         January 19 - Meadowdale Preschool Enrollment opens for 2016-17
·         January 4 - Sunset Bay Beach Camp registration opens
·         March 1 - All other Summer Camps registration opens  


kristi councilKristiana Johnson Council Position #1, Council President Pro Tem
Contact Phone:  425.533.6105  •  email: kristiana.johnson@edmondswa.gov
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
2015 COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS: 1) Highway 99 Task Force  2) Historic Preservation Commission, Alternate  3) Transportation Committee

Mike Nelson HeadshotMichael Nelson -- Council Position #2 
Contact Phone: 425.478.6207  •  email: michael.nelson@edmondswa.gov 

Term Expires: 12/31/2015
2015 COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS: 1) Lodging Tax Advisory Committee LTAC  2) Snohomish County Emergency Radio System SERS  3) Mayor's Climate Protection Committee

aFraley-Monillas councilBannerAdrienne Fraley-Monillas Council Position #3, Council President
Contact Phone: 206.890-4562 email: adrienne.monillas@edmondswa.gov
Term Expires: 12/31/17
2015 COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS: 1) Disability Board  2) Highway 99 Task Force  3) Snohomish Health District

D buckshnis councilBannerDiane Buckshnis Council Position #4
Contact Phone: 206.228.3462  •  email: diane.buckshnis@edmondswa.gov
Term Expires: 12/31/2017
2015 COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS: 1) Community Transit, Alternate  2) Lake Ballinger Work Group  3) Snohomish County Tomorrow  3) Salmon Recovery- WRIA 8

Joan BloomJoan Bloom Council Position #5
Contact Phone:  425.775.4899  •  email: joan.bloom@edmondswa.gov

Term Expires: 12/31/15
1) Disability Board  2) Port of Edmonds  3)Snohomish County Tomorrow  4) Tree Board

Thomas Mesaros headshot color compThomas Mesaros Council Position #6
Contact Phone:  206.290.9031  •  email: thomas.mesaros@edmondswa.gov 
Term Expires:  12/31/15
2015 COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS: 1) Economic Development Commission  2) Port of Edmonds  3) Seashore Transportation Forum 2015  4) SNOCOM

LPetso councilBannerLora Petso Council Position #7
Contact Phone:  206.542.7464  •  email: lora.petso@edmondswa.gov
Term Expires:  12/31/15
2015 COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS: 1) Economic Development Commission  2) Historic Preservation Commission  3) PDF Oversight Committee

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