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Mayor Earling Schedules Second Town Hall Meeting

sept town hall(Edmonds – WA) On the heels of a very successful Perrinville Town Hall meeting in June, Mayor Dave Earling has scheduled a second Town Hall for Thursday, September 11th at the new Community Health Center of Snohomish County located at 23320 Hwy. 99 in Edmonds from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. read more

Edmonds Street Scramble October 25 2014 - Registration Now Open

Edmonds Street ScrambleEDMONDS STREET SCRAMBLE OCTOBER 25, 2014
For families, friends, runners, cyclists and walking enthusiasts!  With a special map as your guide, find as many checkpoints as you can before time runs out!  Registration now open! 
www.GetMeRegistered.com/EdmondsStreetScramble
PRESS RELEASE

Veterans Plaza Call For Designs

VETERANS PLAZA CALL FOR DESIGNS
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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: 2014 Pavement Preservation Program

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: 2014 Pavement Preservation Program

(Edmonds – WA) Snohomish County maintenance crews will be applying Bituminous Surface Treatments – or “chip seals” – to several local streets the week of July 21stread more

Help Local Entrepreneurs: Remember to Patronize Five Corners Businesses

5 corners construction 1 comp(Edmonds – WA) With construction of the new five corners roundabout well-underway, the City would like to remind residents that they can help support local entrepreneurs at that intersection by patronizing their establishments. read more

Mayor Earling Appoints Patrick Doherty to the Community Services Economic Development Director Position

Doherty comp(Edmonds, WA) Mayor Dave Earling is appointing Patrick Doherty to fill the Community Services Economic Development Director position, and will be seeking City Council confirmation on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  Mr. Doherty is scheduled to begin his work with the City on July 30, 2014. read more

200th St. SW Road Closure

200th St SW Road Closure
Between 76th Avenue West and 80th Avenue West

(Edmonds – WA) The City’s contractor has encountered unexpected soil conditions during deep excavation for the new sewer main in 200th St SW, west of 76th Avenue as part of the City’s annual sewermain replacement project.

Due to soil conditions and public safety, 200th St SW between 76th Ave W and 80th Ave West is closed to through traffic until the new sewermain is completed, expected to be July 23, 2014. Local access will remain open to residents, first responders, mail, garbage, and recycling services for the duration of construction in that area. 

Click here for Press Release


City Experiencing Technology Complications

(Edmonds – WA) The City of Edmonds has been experiencing technical difficulties over the past week with their phone and email systems. Last week the city’s aging phone system went down and this week the overburdened computer servers suffered the same failure with City staff unable to send or receive emails. read more
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The City's email system is back up and running. Over the next couple of months the IT Department will be making upgrades to ensure the system continues to function properly. We thank you for your patience during this time!

City Experiencing Technical Difficulties

The City is currently experience technical difficulties. The City email system is down and City employees are unable to send or receive emails. If you need to speak with a City employee please call the City at 425.775.2525.
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We thank you for your patience during this time and we will update this message when our system is back up.

Businesses Take the City of Edmonds Green Business Pledge

GreenBusiness web(Edmonds – WA) Congratulations and thank you to our local businesses who took the green business pledge during the first round of pledging: 

Gallery North
Merri Lee Jacobs, PhD Psychologist
Landau Associates
Walnut Street Coffee
Cheesemonger’s Table
City of Edmonds Public Works Department

As part of the City of Edmonds’ efforts to encourage environmental awareness... read more

FREE Water Conservation Kits

The City of Edmonds is providing a limited number of free water-saver kits to its customers this year. There are two types of water-saver kits available on a first-come first-serve basis, while supplies last.  At this time there is also a limited supply of free automatic shut-off watering timer devices - for use with lawn sprinklers or drip irrigation hoses.  Click here for more information.

Edmonds to Receive Governor's Smart Communities Award

(Edmonds - WA) the City of Edmonds' Strategic Action Plan is a merit award winner int he Governor's 2014 Smart Communities Award program, as announced by Mayor Dave Earling. read more

Click here for Governor Inslee's official announcement.

Mayor Schedules First Town Hall

(Edmonds - WA) In an effort to increase communication between the City and Edmonds residents, Mayor Dave Earling has scheduled the first in a series of town hall meetings he plans to host throughout Edmonds. First up - Perrinville... read more

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Summer Lawn Watering Calendar Available

The City of Everett, purveyor of potable water to the south Snohomish County region, has published their recommended lawn watering calendar for the summer of 2014.  Click here to view, download, and print the calendar.  Physical copies are available at the Edmonds Public Works Operations and Maintenance Center located at 7110 210th St SW.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you interested in serving the Edmonds' community? City of Edmonds Boards and Commissions are a great way to do that. Here's a list of current openings:



 
    •  Architectural Design Board
    •  Arts Commission Student Representative
    •  Cemetery Board
    •  Historic Preservation Commission
    •  Library Board
    •  Planning Board
    •  Sister City Commission
    •  Tree Board Student Representative

You can find out more about each of these openings and get an application by going to the Boards and Commissions Openings webpage. You can also contact the Mayor's Office by phone @ 425.771.0247 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

City Hires New Development Services Director

ShaneHope comp(Edmonds – WA) At the Tuesday, March 11th Edmonds City Council meeting the Council confirmed Mayor Earling’s appointment of Shane Hope as the new Development Services Director. read more

City Hires New Finance Director

scott james comp(Edmonds, WA) The City of Edmonds is pleased to announce that Mr. Scott James has been hired as the City's new Finance Director. read more

International Travel Opportunity for Students

(Edmonds, WA) The Edmonds Sister City Commission has extended the deadline for applciations for the 2014 Student Exchange program with Hekinan Japan. read more

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Mayor Earling's 2014 State of the City Address

earling compressedThe 2014 State of the City Address is now playing daily on EdTV and Edmonds' government channels Comcast 21/Frontier 39 at 9 am, 4 pm, and 12 am. You can also view it on demand here.

2014 State of the City Address

(Edmonds, WA) Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 20th for the 2014 State of the City Address presented by Mayor Dave Earling. Mayor Earling will discuss the challenges and triumphs of the past year, progress for the coming year, and long-term strategies for 2014 and beyond. read more

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For more information please contact Carolyn LaFave by phone at 425.771.0247 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Edmonds Strategic Plan

Strategic Action Plan
2014 Governor's Smart Communities Award Winner!
 Strategic Action Plan adopted April 2, 2013
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Strategic Action Plan Implementation

Roger Neumaier Announces his Resignation

(Edmonds - WA) The City's most recently hired department director Roger Neumaier has submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Dave Earling, effective January 31, 2014. read more

Council in process of appointing for position #6 vacancy.

The deadline for accepting applications for the City of Edmonds Council Position #6 vacancy closed on 1/17/2014 at  4:30 p.m.  The Council is now in the process of filling that vacancy.  The Council received applications from the following (listed in alphabetic order): 
1.     Deborah Anderson
2.     Steve Bernheim
3.     Kathleen Dewhirst
4.     Harry Gatjens
5.     Randy Hayden
6.     Tim E. Healy
7.     Philip Lopresti
8.     Thomas W Mesaros
9.     Carreen Nordling Rubenkonig
10.   Alvin A. Rutledge
11.   Timothy A. Schell
12.   Stephen C. Schroeder
13.   Val Stewart (Withdrew application.)
14.   Neil Tibbott
15.   Ron Wambolt


Parks, Recreation and Open Space Draft Plan Ready for Citizen Review

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Draft Plan Ready for Citizen Review
View the press release
View the Draft PROS Plan 

Councilmember Yamamoto Resigns

Yamamoto 88 x 117(Edmonds – WA) Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling was informed today of the resignation of Edmonds City Councilmember Frank Yamamoto effective December 31, 2013. Councilmember Yamamoto cited health concerns as the reason for his resignation. Mr. Yamamoto has been on the City Council since January of 2012. press release

Point Edwards Building 10 Decision Postponed

(Edmonds – WA) Due to unforeseen circumstances, special counsel Carol Morris is unable to attend the December 3rd City Council meeting.  As a result, the review of the Building 10 Findings and Conclusions, regarding the appeals of the ADB’s approval of Building 10, will be continued to a future date. The item has been moved to the December 17, 2013 Council meeting for council discussion and potential action.

Boards & Commissions Openings

logoThe City of Edmonds is currently seeking volunteer applicants to serve on the following Boards and Commission:


For more information, or an application, please visit our Boards & Commissions' webpage or contact the Mayor's Office by phone 425.771.0247 or email.


76th Ave Waterline Project

For Information on the 76th Ave Waterline Project click here
For Additional Information from the City of Lynnwood click here

For information on 2014 - 2019 Draft CIP & CFP

Free 2014 Historic Edmonds Calendar available now

2014 calendar coverThe 2014 version of the popular Historic Edmonds Calendar is available now, courtesy of the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission. This year the calendar is Free, due to a grant received from the State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation. Find out more here.

Automatic Payment Options Now Available for City Utility Customers

The City of Edmonds is now offering automatic credit and debit card payment options for customers of City’s water, sewer, and stormwater drainage utility services.  To enroll please visit the City’s website for utility billing at https://ubweb.edmonds.wa.us/.  For questions, please call (425) 771-0241 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mayor Earlings' 2014 Budget Message

At the October 1, 2013 City Council Meeting Mayor Earling presented the 2014 budget. For a video of his presentation please click here.

To see the 2014 City of Edmonds Budget please click here.

Architectural Design Board Seeks New Member

(Edmonds – WA) The City of Edmonds is currently accepting applications for the Landscape Architect position on the Architectural Design Board. read more

This Month in Cityvision

CityVision0713 compRights of Passage... The prospect of mile-long coal trains making regular, labored transit of the state's rail lines signals a quandary faced by many local communities: how do they balance the competing priorities of economic development and livability when they're literally caught on two sides of the tracks? By Ted Katauskas
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Mayor Earling Appointed to AWC Legislative Committee

Earlingpic2(Edmonds – WA) The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) President, Craig George, has appointed Mayor Dave Earling to the AWC Legislative Committee and its Infrastructure and Economic Development sub-committee. read more

The Budget - Round Two!

The first article in the 2014 Budget Discussion - by Mayor Dave Earling. Click here to read.

Touring Edmonds on a Segway

City of Edmonds City Clerk Sandy Chase Announces Retirement

City of Edmonds City Clerk, Sandy Chase Announces Retirement
Sandy Chase, City Clerk for the City of Edmonds announced her retirement this week.  She will be leaving the City effective October 31, 2013. Read the full press release here. 

The Arts Mean Business in Edmonds

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The Edmonds Arts Summit on Saturday, June 29th, will feature speaker Randy Cohen, V.P. of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts in Washington D.C. read more

Sister City Commission Receives Hazel Miller Foundation Award

This month the Hazel Miller Foundation awarded the Edmonds Sister City Commission a grant to partially fund some of the cultural and community events of the 25th anniversary celebration of the City's sister city relationship with Hekinan, Japan. This financial award will provide much needed assistance to the Edmonds community in hosting the Japanese delegation during their stay from October 29th through November 4th, 2013.

The Edmonds Sister City Commission anticipates that nearly forty citizens of Hekinan will travel with their delegation this autumn, and continues to explore creative ways the community can participate in hosting our Japanese friends. "This will be a big help towards making this important anniversary celebration a success," says Edmonds Sister City Commission Chair Michelle Van Tassell, "this is a big cultural event for our community and we are delighted that the Hazel Miller Foundation was so willing to support our efforts. But even so, we still have a good way to go if we are going to be able to return the generosity they showed our delegation."

In April, Mayor Dave Earling led a delegation of Edmonds citizens to Hekinan in celebration of the two cities' quarter century anniversary of their sister city relationship. The Edmonds Sister City Commission encourages citizens interested in supporting the anniversary celebrations to reach out with support. "This is truly a community effort," says Mayor Earling, "caring for our friends and visitors is a core value here in Edmonds."

Architectural Design Board Seeks New Member

(Edmonds - WA) The City of Edmonds is currently accepting applications for the layman position on the Architectural Design Board. (read more)

Click here for an application.

Register for Edmonds Arts Summit, June 29, 2013

Mayor Earling Welcomes New Finance Director Roger Neumaier

Mayor Earling Welcomes New Finance Director Roger Neumaier. Read the full press release here. 
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Edmonds Sister City Commission Seeks New Commissioner

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The Sister City Commission is seeking a volunteer to fill a recent opening on the Commission, which consists of 12 non-paid volunteers serving three-year terms. read more

Edmonds Arts Commission Literary and Performing Arts Scholarships

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission 2013 Literary and Performing Arts Scholarships. View press release.
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Edmonds Arts Summit June 29th

The City of Edmonds Invites Community to the Edmonds Arts Summit June 29th View the press release
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Edmonds Public Facilities District accepting applications for Communications Manager

The Edmonds Public Facilities Districts is accepting appliations for a Communications Manager. See position posting here. Application may be printed here.

Hekinan Delegation Coming to Edmonds

Edmonds-Hekinan Logos(Edmonds – WA) An adult delegation of citizens and officials from Edmonds Sister City, Hekinan, Japan, will be in Edmonds from October 29 to November 4. (read more)

Edmonds Beacon Op-Ed Column

Williams Phil CMYKEdmonds street crisis: Navigating the neglect -- by Phil Williams
Published in Op-Ed section of the May 9, 2013 Edmonds Beacon

Hours and Locations

City Hall

121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm


City Clerk
  Business Licenses
  Public Records Request

First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm


Development Services
  Building Division
  Planning Division
  Engineering Division 

Second Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-771-0220
Hours: M,T,Th,F 8am-4:30pm;
Wednesday 8am-Noon


Finance Department
  Information Services
  Utility Payments

First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 or 425-771-0240
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm


Fire Prevention Division

Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525


Mayor's Office
Community Services
Economic Development
Human Resources

Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm


Municipal Court

250 5th Ave N
425-771-0210
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed: Noon-1pm for Lunch

Passport Service
Hours: M 9:30am-11:45am 
  T,Th,F 9:30am-11:45am and
              1:00pm-2:30pm


Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Services

700 Main St
425-771-0230
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-8:30pm
Sat 9am-2pm


Police Services

250 5th Ave N
425-771-0200
Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm


Public Works Department

7110 210th St SW
425-771-0235
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Wastewater Treatment Plant

200 2nd Ave S
425-771-0237