park bridge

Visit a Park

To get more information about Edmonds Parks click here.
228th Hwy99

228th & Hwy 99 Corridor Improvements

Construction June 2015 - June 2016 
Click here for up-to-date project info.
update on edmonds header

Update on Edmonds Newsletter

The Mayor's quarterly newsletter published four times a year in January, April, July and October. Click here for the current issue.

earling compressedHello again. As promised, here’s the Fall Edition of the City Newsletter. We received very positive feedback from our first effort last quarter and appreciate your comments and suggestions – please keep them coming.

It’s been busy here in Edmonds! As you’ve probably seen, we have a number of projects going on around town. Two major ones to speak of are the Perrinville/Talbot Road project and the massive redevelopment on Main Street between 5th and 6th Streets. This latter project will give a whole new look to Main Street and is forecasted to be completed by November 19th. The merchants are looking forward to the completion of the project and the “new look”. We’d like to remind everyone that during the construction process all of the quality businesses in this area are open.

The 2013 Mayor’s Budget was presented to the City Council on October 16th. The staff and I worked long and hard to pull together a budget that keeps most programs in place while taking into account our projected revenues. In the budget are $1.5 million in cuts, a 9.2 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) workforce reduction, along with plans for lowered service levels of some city services. You can view the preliminary budget on the City’s website here.

As with our finance op-eds which were in the media earlier this year, we want you to be aware of the various news, programs, initiatives, successes, and challenges inside City Hall. To that end, I continue to host “Office Hour” meetings every other Friday where community members can schedule one-on-one time with me and I will be the guest speaker at the October 25th Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Luncheon where I will discuss “Where we have been and where we are going”. If you are interested in scheduling time during “Office Hour” please contact Carolyn LaFave, my Executive Assistant, to set-up an appointment. For more information about the Chamber Luncheon please contact the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

Once again you will find a wealth of information within this edition of the newsletter and we hope you’ll take the time to give it a read and pass it along to your friends and neighbors.

Enjoy the upcoming holiday season and we’ll be back in January 2013 with the Winter Edition of “Update on Edmonds”.

Dave Earling

Open House for Comprehensions Plan Update 2015

The City of Edmonds is having an Open House on the Edmonds Development Code Update.  The Open House will be located in the Council Chambers beginning at 6:30pm.  For futher information please click here.

Giving Tree Program: A great opportunity for giving!

Please join us in the spirit of giving by participating in the Giving Trees program sponsored by the City of Edmonds and Volunteers of America. 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.  The tags are provided by Volunteers of America Western Washington and the gifts will be donated to local children and adults to help make their holiday season brighter.  Media Release: http://www.edmondswa.gov/images/COE/Government/Departments/Parks_and_Recreation/Press_Release/20151117_Media_Release_Giving_Tree.pdf


Planning Board seeks new Alternate Member

(Edmonds - WA) The City of Edmonds is seeking residents interested in participating on the Edmonds Planning Board. The Planning Board serves as an advisory board to the City Council on rezones, comprehensive planning, Community Development Code amendments, and other land use issues. Click here to read the press release.

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.  Edmonds students have a unique opportunity to experience the day to day life, the language, and traditions of Japan through an exchange program coordinated by the Edmonds Sister City Commission. read more

Architectural Design Board Seeks Three New Members

The City of Edmonds is currently accepting applications for the builder, layman, and at-large professional positions on the Architectural Design Board. The at-large professional is currently vacant and the builder and layman positions will become available on January 1, 2016.  Terms are for four years. Please contact Planning Division for the descriptions of board positions.  Click here for press release.

Community Invited to Discuss Waterfront Access Study

Excitement Builds for Inaugural Holiday Market

holiday marketDowntown Saturday Market Will Offer Specialty Foods, Wines, Treats, Flowers, Wreaths, and Entertainment during the Holiday Season.

(Edmonds, WA) Holiday shoppers in downtown Edmonds will be treated to a rich selection of specialty foods, wines, flowers, treats and entertainment at the Edmonds Holiday Market on Saturdays during the holiday season. read more

City Agrees to Buy Civic Field from School District

civic psa signing 3$1.9 Million Agreement - Jointly Funded by City, State and County - Fulfills Longtime Goal of Securing Field for Edmonds Community

(Edmonds, WA) The City of Edmonds has agreed to purchase Civic Field in downtown Edmonds from the Edmonds School District in a purchase and sales agreemnt approved by City Council and signed by Mayor Dave Earling at this week's city council meeting.  read more

Celebration of Lights

Celebration of Lights | Press Release
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.

Community Invited to Mayor’s Town Hall at Edmonds Senior Center

November 12th Community Discussion Includes Update on Proposed New Senior Center

(Edmonds, WA) - Members of the community will have the opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at the second Town Hall meeting of this year on Thursday, November 12, from 6:30-8:30pm. read more

Sunset Walkway Survey

arts calendar2

Coming Events