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Civic Center Master Plan

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Mayor's Task Force - Alternatives Analysis

Edmonds Waterfront Access Study
At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis

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Highway 99 Corridor / Subarea Planning

The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is underway to develop a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor. Click here to visit the project website. You can also find more information here.
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76th Ave & 212th St Intersection Improvements

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Roger Brooks
Roger Brooks Presents
"Ingredients for an Outstanding Destination"
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wade James Theatre
950 Main Street, Edmonds
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Free to attend
NO RSVP Required but limited seating available!



Roger and his Destination Development International (DDI) team have assisted more than a thousand communities in North America and in Europe, with business and tourism development, branding, and marketing efforts.

Today, Roger spends most of his time on the speaking engagement circuit motivating people, businesses, and communities, helping them achieve their goals. He has been the top-rated keynote speaker at every conference at which he has spoken for the better part of the last decade. His dynamic, enthusiastic style leaves audiences excited and energized, ready to take what they've learned and implement it immediately.

A great storyteller, Roger uses a combination of humorous stories and video clips, photography and steps, along with rules and ingredients in his presentations. Attendees come away motivated and with real "meat and potatoes" content they can implement right away. No wonder Roger has become one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in the world!

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Ingredients for an Outstanding Destination:
Have you every wondered why some communities are so successful while others struggle? To find out the DDI team spent nearly six years surveying and studying more than 400 well-branded, vibrant, communities, downtowns, and downtown districts in North America to uncover the most common elements that led to their success. In this photographic "idea book" workshop, you'll hear stories from these places, see dozens of "how-they-did-it" photographic examples, and learn the 20 universal ingredients, including things a community can do to create or enhance its own outstanding destination.

Things You Can Do Today to Make A Difference Tomorrow: This workshop provides a dozen tips and tricks along with inexpensive marketing and community-improvement actions that can be implemented immediately to increase local spending, attract visitors, extend their stays, and increase sales. Using case histories, advertising examples, and dozens of photos, Roger will show you how merchants have doubled their sales for just pennies, tricks that will pull customers into your stores and communties; and ways to get everyone on the same page and pulling in the same direction. This is a "must attend" workshop for all... local businesses, downtown organizations, city leaders, chambers of commerce, tourism, economic development offices, and elected officials.

Brought to You by the City of Edmonds Economic Development Department

Please Wait Until After 6 pm on July 3rd to Put Out Chairs for 4th of July Parade

Rule Allows Parade-Goers to Save Seats While Also Keeping Sidewalks Safe for Pedestrians

(Edmonds, WA) – With the popular Edmonds Fourth of July Parade just days away, the City of Edmonds and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are reminding the community about the following items to ensure a safe and happy Fourth of July for all: read more

Bike2Health Project - Bicycle Counts Continue

Bicycle Counts Continue
Edmonds is continuing to conduct bicycle counts to understand how many people currently ride bikes in the streets where the proposed bicycle routes / bike lanes will be added later this Fall. Counts will also be completed after construction in order to determine how the new routes affect ridership. These counts are occurring quarterly until Fall 2017. The bicycle counts are scheduled for June 27th through June 29th at the following locations:

·        76th Avenue W & Olympic View Drive
·        9th Avenue S & Walnut Street
·        76th Avenue W & 212th Street SW
·        80th Avenue W & 224th Street SW 

Urban Forest Management Plan - Survey Now Available

The City of Edmonds is working to develop an Urban Forest Management Plan that will primarily focus on managing trees on public properties and in public rights-of-way.  The plan will also consider some community-wide issues, for example, the community's total tree canopy, the role of trees in critical wildlife habitat corridors throughout the city and opportunities for public education.

Public input is welcome, so please tell us your thoughts by taking this SURVEY.

Become a Waste Warrior!

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In this three week training, you’ll learn from expert presenters on why things can and cannot be recycled, where our recycling goes, backyard composting techniques, and how to reduce your waste overall; as well as have an opportunity to tour a local recycling center. Because this training will only be offered once in 2017 and seating is limited, there is an application process. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 7th. For more information, please contact Stephanie Leeper, Sustainable Community Stewards Coordinator, WSU Snohomish County Extension at s.leeper@wsu.edu or 425-357-6027. You can also go to: http://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/naturalresources/sustainable-community-stewards/  

 

Open House to Discuss Managing City’s Tree Cover

A public open house about managing the City’s trees will be held June 22, Thursday in the Brackett Room (3rd floor) of City Hall, 121 Fifth Avenue North, Edmonds.  The public can drop by anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.  A presentation will be given at 7:00 pm.

“We want to share information and hear from people,” said Mayor Dave Earling, “about how the City’s urban forest— the trees and tree canopy—should be managed over the long term.  For example, do we need more trees in some places?  What kind?  Should all trees be saved, no matter what?” 

Development of an urban forest management plan for Edmonds is underway.  It follows up on discussion from two years ago of a draft tree code that would have affected the planting and cutting of trees on private property.

When the City Council determined to not adopt the draft tree code, the Council confirmed that it wanted to find the right balance for managing trees and to especially consider trees in the right of way and on public property.  An urban forest management could help do this.

Last year, a consulting firm, Davey Resource Group, was chosen to help develop an urban forest management plan for Edmonds.  The firm has been gathering information from Tree Board members and City staff.  Now broader public outreach is beginning.

The June 22 open house will show what’s been learned so far about the City’s tree canopy and managing trees in an urban environment.  Everyone is invited. 

The first and last parts of the open house will allow people to view displays and talk informally.  At 7:00 pm, a presentation will be given about the scope of the urban forest plan and next steps to develop it.  Questions and comments are welcome.

Edmonds & WWU Celebrate Completion of Successful Sustainable Cities Partnership

Joint endeavor of City of Edmonds staff and Western Washington University students covered a wide array of projects. For more information click here.

Free Small Business Workshop for Edmonds Businesses

Edmonds Business Owners To Get a Boost from Free Small Business Workshop. Click here for more information.

Edmonds Diversity Commission Offers Small Grants

The Edmonds Diversity Commission offers small grants for community projects that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion sought for funding. For more information see press release here. For application click here.

Yost Pool is open

Yost Pool is open.  For more information call 425.771.1346 or view the pool schedule.

Hazel Miller Spray Park now open!

Hazel Miller Spray Park (located at Edmonds City Park) now open!  10am-8pm.  May 26-September 4.

Edmonds Sister City Commission Looking for Host Families for Japanese Students

Open your home… open your world!

2016 Hekinan delegationHosting an international student brings another culture into your home; opens your children’s eyes to the wider world; provides you with an opportunity to share your traditions; and allows you and your family to form lasting relationships with people from across the globe!

The Edmonds Sister City Commission will welcome a group of 15 students and 2 chaperones from Hekinan, Japan this summer from August 4
th – 16th. We are currently looking for families who are interested in hosting 2 students in their home during this time. Students range in age from 15 – 18, all have studied English and all are enthusiastic about an American family experience. read more

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