Update on Edmonds
Newsletter for Winter 2015


The City will soon say goodbye to three long-time employees who plan to retire over the next few months. Please join us in thanking these employees for their many years of service and wishing them all the best in retirement. Together, these three employees have a grand total of 74+ years of service to the City of Edmonds and the community!

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Linda Ross
, Development Services Administrative Assistant,
started at the City of Edmonds in April of 1994 and will retire
at the end of January.

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Huda Olsen
, Business License Clerk, started with
the City in September of 1990.She left for another
position in late 1991 and returned in August of
1994 for an additional 20+ years of service with
the City. Huda will retire at the end of January.

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Mark Marsh, Edmonds Police Department
Administrative Sergeant/PIO started in October of 1981
and will retire in March of this year. 

Employee Recognition

At the City's annual holiday breakfast in December several employees were recognized for their service to the City. Recognitions included awards for years of service, distinguished service to the City, commendable service to the City and Employee of the year:
  • Employee of the Year Award ~ Kernen Lien
  • Distinguished Service Award ~ Mike Adams, Mark Cockrum, Nori Jacobson, Jaime Hawkins
  • Commendable Service Award ~ Debbie Johnson, Daniel Korstad
  • 25 Year Service Award ~ David Honnen
  • 20 Year Service Award ~ Huda Olsen, Jeanie McConnell
  • 15 Year Service Award ~ Michael Brown, Debra Sharp, Joshua McClure, Aaron Greenmun, Shane Hawley, Renee Garney
  • 10 Year Service Award ~ Jason Shier, Edward Sibrel

Kernen croppedEmployee of the year recipient Kernen Lien was selected for his service to the City, citizens and his peers that goes above and beyond his normal job responsibilities. Kernen has worked on some of the most complex and challenging issues faced by the City in recent years and has done this in an exemplary manner. As a Senior Planner in the Planning Division he is a tremendous asset not only to the City but to all who work with him.

Please join us in congratulating all of these employees for their service to the City and community!

Waste Prevention & Recycling News

recyclingElectronics and Scrap Metal Recycling Event at EWHS this Saturday!
A free recycling event will be taking place at the Edmonds Woodway High School on Saturday, January 24 from 10 am to 3 pm.  The drop-off area will be at the school’s south parking lot that is accessed off 76th Avenue W. The current senior class is sponsoring this one-day event and accepting most electronics and anything made of metal, even major appliances.  Proceeds will go to support the senior’s graduation activities. Bring any electronics, working or not, but please no old tube TVs.  Also not accepted at this event are furniture, tires, light bulbs, household hazardous wastes, glass and wood.

Free classes on How To Be a Toxic-Free Zone
A free series open to everybody!  Learn how toxic chemicals affect your daily life by examining various products that you use at home, in your kitchen, garden, and for personal care.  Learn how to purchase toxic-free products and food, and learn how to make your own toxic-free cleaners.
When:  Six Mondays – January 26 to March 9 (no class on 2/16) – 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Edmonds Conference Center, 201 4th Avenue N, Edmonds
How:  Register online at www.edcc.edu/ulearn or contact Megan Veley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-385-5582, ext. 105
Who:  Created by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and offered in participation with Edmonds Community College uLearn Program.

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