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City of Edmonds Extends Deadline for Diversity Commission - Applications due 10/16/15

Edmonds residents interested in serving on Diversity Commission - Application deadline has been extended to October 16, 2015 go here for more information or go here for an application.

New Program Offers Funding To Promote More Walkable Communities
Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis

Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis  First Meeting – September 2, 2015 9-10:30am, Brackett Conference Room, City Hall

The first meeting of the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on the At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis will be held from 9 am to 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 in the Brackett Conference Room on the Third Floor of City Hall.  Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Mike Nelson, Edmonds City Councilmember, and Jim Orvis, Edmonds Port Commissioner, the 10-member Advisory Task Force also includes: Kirk Greiner (Edmonds resident), Cadence Kerr (Edmonds resident), Phil Lovell (Edmonds resident), Joy Munkers (Community Transit), Rick Wagner (BNSF), Lynn Griffiths (WSDOT – Ferries Division), Lorena Eng (WSDOT), and Jodi Mitchell (Sound Transit) City staff members Rob English (City Engineer) and Patrick Doherty (Director of Economic Development and Community Services) will join to facilitate the Advisory Task Force.  

All meetings of the Advisory Task Force will be given advance notice on the City’s Public Meetings and Events Calendar and will be open to the public, although public comment will not be taken at the Task Force meetings. Future opportunities for public comment will be developed, potentially including Open Houses and on-line channels for submitting public comment.

The 9/2/15 meeting agenda is attached here

For questions or more information, please contact Economic Development & Community Services Director Patrick Doherty at 425-771-0251 or patrick.doherty@edmondswa.gov  

238th St. Walkway & Drainage Improvements - Construction Notice

Construction for the 238th St. Walkway & Drainage Improvements will begin Monday, August 31, 2015 and continue through approximately the end of December (weather permitting). To read the full press release click here.

City Makes Finding Commercial Space in Edmonds Easier

City website now includes a commercial space/site locator for businesses looking to move to or expand in Edmonds. Read more here. Find commercial space/site locator here.

220th Street SW Overlay & Bike Lane Project - Construction Notice

Construction will begin Monday, August 31, 2015 and continue through approximately the end of October. To read the full press release click here.

Sound Transit Representative Joins Mayor's Advisory Task Force on At-Grade Railway Crossing Alternatives Analysis

Regional Transit Agency Brings Additional $10,000 to the Effort

Edmonds, WA - Sound Transit has joined Mayor Dave Earling’s Advisory Task Force to help guide the at-grade rail crossings alternatives analysis in Edmonds.  Jodi Mitchell, Project Manager in Sound Transit’s Business and Construction Services Division, has been named to the Task Force.  read more

Registration Open for Conquer the Hill 5k on Sept 19

Ad 2015Fun Run/Walk, Registration Open!
Conquer the Hill 5k September 19
Do you have the fortitude to Conquer Edmonds Main Street Hill?  Bring your endurance to climb out of the Edmonds Bowl and up the hill.  Enjoy the amazing view of Puget Sound along the way.  Start and finish at Edmonds Civic Center Playfield.  Benefiting City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund which allows Edmonds youth of all income levels to experience the joys of recreation at Edmonds Parks & Recreation.  Fun run or walk!  Pricing thru 9/5 is $25 Adult (19+) and $15 Youth (5-18).  Pricing after 9/5 is $30 Adult and $20 Youth.  No t-shirt after 9/10.  Online registration available through midnight 9/16.  Register online at www.MyEventRegistration.com.  Race day registration begins 8am, space permitting.  Sponsored by Axis Physical Therapy Inc. and Edmonds Family Medicine.

Voluntary Water Reduction Tips

SAVE WATER & MONEY!  Please join in the voluntary effort to reduce water use by 10 percent.  This call for help is coming from local regional water systems that also serve Edmonds.
Click on this link for "how to" tips for indoors and outdoors:

Unocal Edmonds Site Public Meeting August 20, 2015

For information on the Unocal Edmonds Site Cleanup Process please click here.

Bike2Health Project Officially Kicks Off

Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace partner to connect regional bicycle network. Click here for more information.

August 3rd Sign Code Open House Draws Interest
Presentation on 2015 Edmonds Historic Survey

The public is invited to a slide show and presentation on recently surveyed historic properties in Edmonds on August 13th at 5:30pm. Click here for more information.

Former Edmonds Mayors to Gather for Historic Meeting on City's 125th Anniversary

Four Former Mayors Join Mayor Earling to Meet For Lunch and Speak at Community Celebration on Tuesday, August 11th

Edmonds, WA -  Four former Edmonds mayors have accepted Mayor Dave Earling’s invitation to attend an historic lunch meeting and speak at the City’s 125th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, August 11th..  Planning to attend are former Edmonds Mayors Harve Harrison (1967-1983), Laura Hall (1992-1995), Barbara Fahey (1996-1999), and Mike Cooper (2010-2011).  Larry Naughten (1984-1991) and Gary Haakenson (2000-2010) are not able to attend. read more

Free Recycling Opportunity!

Free recycling opportunity for fluorescent, CFL, and HID light bulbsI Multiple locations available nearby! Go to www.lightrecycle.org or click below!

Light Recycle

Mayor Appoints Advisory Task Force to Help Guide City through Edmonds Railway Crossing Study

Community Volunteers Join Railway, City, Port, and Transportation Officials to Help Analyze Potential At-Grade Crossing Alternatives

Edmonds, WA - Mayor Dave Earling has appointed an eleven-member Advisory Task Force to provide advice and insight during the study of alternatives to the at-grade railroad crossings in downtown Edmonds. read more

City Invites Public Comment about Sign Code Ideas at August 3rd Open House
Marina Beach Master Plan - Final Open House

Marina Beach Master Plan - Final Open House 
Wednesday, July 8 from 6-7:30pm 
Edmonds Plaza Room (above the Library) 650 Main Street
More info here.

BNSF Adds to Funding for Improved Rail Crossings

Momentum Builds for Improved Rail Crossings with Added Funding from BNSF Railway. See press release

Community Invited to Mayor's Town Hall

july 2015 town hallJuly 9th Community Discussion Includes Update from Swedish/Edmonds 

Edmonds, WA - Mayor Dave Earling and staff will host a community discussion with a question and answer session and an update from Swedish/Edmonds on its campus expansion project at the first Town Hall meeting of this year on Thursday, July 9, from 6:30-8:30pm. The event will take place in the Swedish Edmonds 4th Floor Auditorium at 21601 76th Avenue West in Edmonds.  read more

Public Invited to Open House and Hearing for Comprehensive Plan Update
Seeking Caring Host Families

Hekinan del sand castle croppedJapanese exchange students need host families for two weeks this summer

(Edmonds, WA) 
Every summer the Edmonds Sister City Commission coordinates a two-week exchange of middle-school and high-school students between Edmonds and our sister city, Hekinan, Japan. read more

2015 Waterline Replacement Project

(Edmonds - WA) The City of Edmonds 2015 Waterline Replacement Project is scheduled to begin construction the week of June 2nd, 2015.  The project will replace existing waterlines, at ten different locations within the City: read more

City Seeks Citizen to Serve on Economic Development Commission

City Seeks Citizen to Serve on Economic Development Commission. See press release here.
Application form here.

Edmonds Receives State Funding to Study Solutions to Blocked Railroad Crossings

State Legislature Approves $500,000 for Edmonds Railroad Crossing Alternatives Analysis

Edmonds, WA -   It’s a critical first step in addressing the issue of increasing train traffic blocking the Edmonds waterfront. The 2015-2017 transportation current law budget passed today by the State Legislature would make $500,000 available to Edmonds for completion of an Alternatives Analysis study. read more

Edmonds Announces 125th Anniversary Celebrations!

See press release for more information!

Open House for Comprehensive Plan Update 2015

Please join us on June 10 for an Open House on the Comprehensive Plan 2015 Update please see more information.....

Development Services Permit Counter Hours to Change

Development Services permit counter hours will be changing June 1, 2015. Read more here.

Earth Day Reminder Please Avoid Plastic Bags!

In recognition of Earth Day this week, the City of Edmonds is reminding people
about the City's plastic bag regulations. See Press Release Here!

Summer Camp Registration Open

Summer Camp Registration NOW Open

Visit edmondscamps.org for 2015 summer camp information!

NEW Wildlife of Edmonds Poster

Free copies of this great new resource are available for pick up at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds. The 2-sided, folded poster, funded in part through a grant from the Hubbard Family Foundation, features photographic portraits of local species (many by local photographers), habitat information and suggestions for actions that citizens can take to help protect wildlife and watersheds.  Poster

Seeking Adventurous Travelers

Students gain international understanding with exchange program

student delegates parade cropped(Edmonds, WA) Do you want to... explore new places? learn a new culture? try new foods? meet new people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have an opportunity for you! read more

Marina Beach Master Plan Virtual Open House-open until March 20

Please visit the Marina Beach Master Plan Virtual Open House to provide your input at http://marinabeach.publicmeeting.info through March 20. The City of Edmonds is in the process of creating a Master Plan for Marina Beach Park, which includes alternatives for daylighting Willow Creek. Community involvement is a key component of the planning process. For more information call 425.771.0230.

Open House kicks off Development Code Update

To kick off a major update of the city’s development code, an open house will be held Wednesday, March 11th between 5:30 and 7:00 pm at the Edmonds City Council Chambers. Find out more here.

Update on Edmonds -- Winter 2015

The Winter 2015 Edition of "Update on Edmonds" is available. Check it out...
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City Launches Facebook Page

facebook(Edmonds - WA)  The City of Edmonds has launched a new Facebook page as part of its ongoing effort to enhance communications with the community. The City adopted its social media policy last Fall, with the goal of launching a Facebook page in the new year. read more

Edmonds City Council Vacancy for Position #2 HAS BEEN FILLED BY MIKE NELSON


Picnic Shelter Reservations Open

Picnic Shelter Reservations
Picnic Shelters can be rented from April 1 through September 30. City Park has three shelters and a gazebo, and Hickman Park has one shelter that can be reserved for your enjoyment. The cost per shelter Monday thru Thursday is $110 and $125 on Friday thru Sundays. The gazebo is $60 per reservation. Ball field reservations are $10R and $12NR per hour with a three hour maximum.  For shelter availabilty contact Edmonds Parks & Recreation at 425.771.0230 or visit shelter rental information at rentals.edmondswa.gov

2015 Historic Edmonds Calendar available now.

NewsRelPic2015Calendar2The new Historic Edmonds Calendar for 2015 is now available for FREE at City Hall (121 5th Ave N) and the Anderson Center (700 Main Street). Because the supply is limited, they are available at up to 5 per individual or up to 20 per business. The calendar includes composite photos of old/new Edmonds by local artist Andy Eccleshall. Get yours today!



Learn more about the City's Traffic Calming Program

Have neighborhood traffic concerns?  Learn more about what you can do by clicking this LINK

Chaperone Opportunity for 2015 Student Delegation to Hekinan, Japan

(Edmonds – WA) The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications from teachers interested in co-leading the annual student visit to Hekinan, Japan during the last two weeks of July 2015. This program was started in 1988 and has organized visits for over 500 middle and high school aged students to and from Hekinan, Japan. Chaperones stay with a host family in Hekinan and travel costs are paid by the Commission.

The 2014 delegation chaperones, Edmonds School District teachers Karyn Heinekin and Phil Onishi, recently shared highlights of their trip with the Edmonds City Council. They both expressed what a “fabulous opportunity this was for them to travel to Japan and experience the Japanese culture” and also talked about “building lasting relationships with many of the people they met in Hekinan”. read more

Preliminary Study Estimates Edmonds Train Trench Cost at $250-$290 Million

(Edmonds - WA) -- Building a train trench to address increasing train traffic along the Edmonds waterfront could cost between $250-$290 million, according to a preliminary cost and feasibility analysis conducted by engineering firm Tetra Tech on behalf of the City of Edmonds. read more

The initial report by Tetra Tech has been posted on the City of Edmonds website and can be viewed at

Fall 2014 Edition of Update on Edmonds

s5 logo color compThe Fall 2014 edition of the City newsletter "Update on Edmonds" published this week. To view it click here.

Hutt Park Vandalized Tree Replacement Report Available

The Hutt Park Vandalized Tree Replacement Report is now available.  

Edmonds Current & Future Capital Projects

On Thursday, September 25, City Public Works and Utilities Director Phil Williams gave a presentation to the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce regarding current and future capital projects underway and planned throughout the city.  You can see the slideshow of the presentation be clicking here or watch a partial video of the presentation by clicking here.

Hours and Locations

City Hall

121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
City Clerk
Business Licenses
Public Records Request
First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Development Services
Building Division
Planning Division
Engineering Division 
Second Floor City Hall 
121 5th Ave N
Phone: 425-771-0220 daily
Hours: M,T,Th,F 8am-4:30pm; 
Wednesday by appt. only

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

Mayor's Office
Community Services
Economic Development
Human Resources
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Municipal Court
250 5th Ave N
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

Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Services
700 Main St
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-8:30pm
Sat 9am-2pm
Police Services
250 5th Ave N
Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm
Public Works & Utilities Department
7110 210th St SW
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Wastewater Treatment Plant
200 2nd Ave S