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Visit a Park

To get more information about Edmonds Parks click here.
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Urban Forest Management Plan

We are in the process of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan. Click here for up-to-date project info.

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Public Survey for Downtown Parking Study

Thanks to the over 700 people who participated in the online survey and the approximately 45 people who attended the Public Scoping Meeting on 8/8.  To view a video recording of the Public Scoping meeting, click here.  To view a summary report on the results of the public survey, click here.  
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Citizens' Housing Commission

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Highway 99 Corridor / Subarea Planning

The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor.  You can find more information here.

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The City of Edmonds public art collection includes over 25 major pieces that are sited outside and numerous smaller artworks exhibited inside public buildings. The collection is funded primarily through the percent for art ordinance, but from time to time the City receives private donations of funding and sometimes of artwork from organizations or individuals. One early example of this is the “Space Capsule” monument designed by Howard Duell, a civic collaboration dedicated on July 4, 1976 to commemorate the Bicentennial. The project was funded by the community including donations from numerous Edmonds High School students.

The idea of honoring Neil Armstrong for a Bicentennial project was proposed by Dennis Clark and other youth who felt that the moon landing was the most important accomplishment in America’s history and a significant moment that brought people together. They contacted Howard Duell to work with them to design and build the monolith. The 11 foot high sculpture was constructed out of reinforced concrete and weighs over 3,000 pounds and was originally sited at the entrance to the old City Hall plaza at 250 5th Avenue North. The detailed bronze inlay depicts Neil Armstrong and the American flag on the moon on one side, and Apollo 11 on the other side. When the old City Hall site was redeveloped for the current Public Safety Complex the monument was removed and stored until it could be relocated on the new site at the north end of the Police Station facing the parking lot.

Howard Duell was an award winning northwest sculptor and long-time Edmonds resident. Howard was an early member of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, founded in 1954. One of the first instructors hired by Edmonds Community College when it was established, Howard taught in the Art Department there for many years. He also volunteered doing both installations and jurying shows for the Arts Festival in its early years. In 1973 Howard worked with Ed Ballew to fabricate the original copper fountain in the center of town. After it was destroyed by a car he served on a committee to determine what should happen to the badly damaged piece and his vote was for recycling the copper into a new artwork. Five years later the same copper was recycled into a new artwork on the south side of City Hall. In 2006 Duell donated another sculpture to the City, the bronze fish called “Of Sea and Life” which start at the front door of City Hall and lead up the stairwell. See the Public Art Walking Tour for the location of the “Space Capsule” as well as other sculptures in the City collection.   http://www.edmondswa.gov/visiting/walking-tours.html

Edmonds Sister City Commission 2020 Student Exchange

Fostering Global Citizenship

Students gain international understanding with exchange program

(Edmonds, WA) There is no better way to build international understanding than immersion in another culture.  Students 14-18 years of age have a unique opportunity to experience the day to day life, language, and traditions of Japan through an exchange program coordinated by the Edmonds Sister City Commission. For ten students each summer, it is the adventure of a lifetime. read more | student application (deadline Friday, March 6, 2020).

Housing Survey Ready

Housing Survey Ready

A housing survey has been prepared to get community input on issues that relate to topics the Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission may address this year.

The housing survey is online at: https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org/, with translations in three languages besides English. Everyone is welcome to take the survey. It is open until February 21.

Survey results will be shared with the Housing Commission and public. Also, community meetings and activities in the coming year will provide for more dialogue and engagement.

The Housing Commission is a 15-member body appointed in 2019 by the City Council (with one member appointed by the Mayor). The Commission’s mission, as adopted in a City Council resolution, is to:

“Develop diverse housing policy options for Council consideration designed to expand the range of housing (including rental and owned) available in Edmonds; options that are irrespective of age, gender, race, religious affiliation, physical disability or sexual orientation.”

Recommendations from the Commission are due to the City Council by the end of 2020. The recommendations are advisory. They will get additional public input and be considered by the Council in 2021.

Information on the Housing Commission’s work is online at: https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org/.

Open House on Housing to be Held

(Edmonds, WA) Open House on Housing to Be Held

A public open house to share information and get input on the work of the Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission will be held Wednesday, February 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Edmonds-Woodway High School Great Hall, 7600 212th St SW.

For the February 12 open house, attendees are encouraged to use the high school’s south parking lot off 76th (across from the hospital) and enter the building from that parking lot.

The Housing Commission began monthly public meetings this fall. This is the first open house about the Commission’s work. Prior monthly meetings were video-recorded and posted online at: https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org/. The meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, starting at 6:30 pm in the Brackett Room, third floor of City Hall. The public is welcome to attend the meetings in person or view them online.

Based on an adopted City Council Resolution, the Commission’s mission is to: “Develop diverse housing policy options for Council consideration designed to expand the range of housing (including rental and owned) available in Edmonds; options that are irrespective of age, gender, race, religious affiliation, physical disability or sexual orientation.” The recommendations are due to the Council at the end of 2020.

Then in 2021, the City Council will further consider the Commission’s recommendations. This will include public input and, if appropriate, additional analysis by the Planning Board and others.

Mayor Mike Nelson said, “Our Citizens’ Housing Commission members have a lot of different experiences and ideas and they want the whole community to share their ideas too.”

The Commission has fifteen members and eight alternates, all residents of Edmonds. It was created in 2019 from a citywide application process that resulted in each City Council member appointing two Commissioners and one alternate and the former Mayor appointing one Commissioner and one alternate. None of the appointees were members of any other City board or commission.

The Housing Commission’s early meetings focused on enabling the new members to gain a common understanding of housing issues in Edmonds, as well as city processes and legal framework. Additional public events will be held during the coming months.More information about the Commission is on the city website: https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org.  

City Set to Launch Recruitment Process for New Chief of Police

(Edmonds, WA) Mayor Mike Nelson has announced the launch of a recruitment process to fill the position of Chief of Police for the City of Edmonds. Mayor Nelson intends to engage the services and expertise of a reputable recruitment firm to lead the search process. Mayor Nelson stated, “We will have an inclusive and transparent search process that considers the very best internal and external candidates. We intend to have participation from a wide variety of community stakeholders, including police employees and members of the public.” read more

CITY BUILDINGS CLOSED AT 3 PM ON 1/15/20

Due to weather and road conditions all City of Edmonds buildings closed at 3 pm on Wednesday, January 15th. Weather permitting, we will reopen on Thursday, January 16th. City road crews are out sanding and deicing roads. Please travel safely!

JANUARY 14, 2020 EDMONDS CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELED

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JANUARY 14, 2020 ~ tonight's meeting of the Edmonds City Council has been canceled due to projected snowfall. The meeting has tentatively been rescheduled to next Thursday, January 23rd. Please watch for further updates.

Edmonds Sister City Commission Recruiting Chaperones for the 2020 Student Exchange

APPLICATION DEADLINE CORRECTION ~ deadline date for applications is Friday, January 24, 2020

Chaperones to lead a group of 10 local students ages 14-18 on this two week exchange

1049 MMS 1564393556655 attachment1 20190729 175109(Edmonds – WA) Every summer students from the Edmonds area visit our Sister City of Hekinan, Japan for a two week stay. Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications for educators interested in co-leading this trip during the last two weeks of July 2020. Chaperones stay with a host family in Hekinan and travel costs are paid by the Commission. This program has organized exchanges between the two Sister Cities for over 500 middle and high school aged students. Press Release | Application

City Hires New State Legislative Lobbyist

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(Edmonds, WA) - After several years of outstanding service by Olympia lobbyist Jennifer Ziegler, who is cutting back her workload in 2020, Mayor Earling has engaged the services of Olympia-based Debora Munguia to provide government relations and lobbyist services in 2020. read more

Edmonds Marsh Project Awarded NFWF Funding

Edmonds Marsh Daylighting Project Awarded $450,000 for Design Work

(Edmonds, WA) – The City of Edmonds is excited to have received a notice of an award of $450,000 in grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) National Coastal Resiliency Fund to further design of the Edmonds Marsh Daylighting Project, which seeks to reestablish the hydraulic connection between the Edmonds Marsh and Puget Sound and restore significant fish and wildlife habitat that has been lost over time. read more 

Tree Board has Vacancies to Fill

The Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board has several member positions plus an alternate member position that may be available in January 2020. The City is seeking applications for these positions.

The Citizens’ Tree Board actively encourages the planting, protecting, and maintaining of trees for long-term community benefit. Tree Board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, starting at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N, Edmonds. Members may assist with special events, such as tree planting for Arbor Day.

More information about the Tree Board is on the Tree Board website
Board members must live within the Edmonds city limits. Interests or backgrounds in urban forestry, horticulture, and habitat enviroscaping are encouraged but not required

Each councilmember appoints one Tree Board member to a term that matches the term of the appointing councilmember. The alternate member is appointed by the council president to a one-year term. All appointments must be confirmed by a majority of the full city council.

The application form is available as follows:

Online at:          www.edmondswa.gov Go to Boards and Commissions under the government tab and click on current openings

Other:  

E-mail:          jana.spellman@edmondswa.gov to have an application e-mailed to you.

At City Hall:   First and Second Floor Reception desks 121 5th Ave N Edmonds, WA.

Call:              425.771.0220 to have application mailed to you.

Applications must be submitted to the City by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019.



See application form for submission information.

Mayor Earling Offers Comments on the Effects of Initiative 976

Passage of I-976 May Mean up to $700,000 Hit to Transportation Budget

(Edmonds, WA) - A STATEMENT BY MAYOR EARLING:

After clear passage by Washington voters of Initiative 976, aimed at rolling back automobile license tab fees to just $30, the impacts to Edmonds, the Puget Sound Region, and the State are just starting to be estimated. One thing is certain: cutbacks across the board and around the state may need to become a reality. read more

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